Working Towards Reconciliation
Our vision for reconciliation is an Australia that affords equal opportunities to all. Wesfarmers will ensure that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people feel welcome in our businesses as employees, customers, suppliers and visitors. We will know that we have succeeded when we have a workplace that reflects the diversity of the communities we serve.
Wesfarmers is dedicated to ensuring that our businesses are places where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people feel welcome and valued as employees, customers, suppliers and citizens.
Wesfarmers first developed a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) in 2009. Our RAP outlines specific measurable actions to be undertaken across the Wesfarmers Group targeting employment, supplier diversity and community engagement. As a large employer, Wesfarmers can provide Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with more opportunities to participate in our country's economic prosperity through sustainable employment and support through our community partnerships program.
We are proud to report the below RAP highlights as indicators of success in the 2014/15 financial year:
- 164 partnerships were started or maintained with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations
- 1,305 team members undertook cultural awareness training
- 2,762 Indigenous team members were employed
- $10.5m was spent with Indigenous suppliers