WESFARMERS SUSTAINABILITY REPORT 2018
suppliers

Sourcing

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Suppliers

We commit to strong and respectful relationships with our suppliers.

Suppliers

Queensland vegetable grower Matt Hood from Rugby Farms worked with Coles to launch three new Coles own brand vegetable products - zucchini noodles, sweet potato noodles and sweet potato chips, utilising vegetable pieces that typically would not be sold at retail level

Our relationships with approximately 18,000 suppliers across the Group are very important to us. This year we paid approximately $47 billion to our suppliers. We want to provide value to our customers and sustainable growth for our suppliers and their employees. Striving for better efficiency in our consumer supply chains ensures their continued competitiveness.

Building strong and collaborative relationships with suppliers is key to delivering responsibly sourced products to our customers which safeguard animal welfare and minimise environmental impacts.

Some of our supplier initiatives this year include:

  • WesCEF has engaged its contractors and suppliers to seek new ways to provide opportunities for Indigenous people. Read more here.
  • Coles announced the successful applicants from round four of the Coles Nurture Fund. These included farmers from Coolac (New South Wales), Goulburn Valley (Victoria), Ovens Valley (Victoria), Gippsland (Victoria), Ringarooma (Tasmania), Launceston (Tasmania) and Kununurra (Western Australia) as well as a manufacturer in Sydney. Read more here.
  • Coregas worked with Hydrogen Mobility Australia to accelerate the commercialisation of new hydrogen and fuel cell technologies for transportation, export, storage and stationary applications in Australia. Read more here.

GRI 102-9, GRI 102-10, GRI 206-1, GRI 103-1, GRI 103-2, GRI 103-3, GRI 206-1