GRI Content Index

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GRI StandardDisclosureURL(s)/Direct answerOmission
Part OmittedReasonExplanation
GRI 101: Foundation 2016
General Disclosures
GRI 102: General Disclosures 2016Organizational profile
 102-1 Name of the organizationAbout Wesfarmers   
 102-2 Activities, brands, products, and servicesAbout Wesfarmers   
 102-3 Location of headquartersAbout Wesfarmers   
 102-4 Location of operationsAbout Wesfarmers   
 102-5 Ownership and legal formAbout Wesfarmers   
 102-6 Markets servedAbout Wesfarmers   
 102-7 Scale of the organizationAbout Wesfarmers   
 102-8 Information on employees and other workers

About Wesfarmers

Our data

   
 102-9 Supply chain

Suppliers

Ethical Sourcing and human rights

Modern Slavery Statement

   
 102-10 Significant changes to the organization and its supply chain 

About Wesfarmers

Suppliers

Ethical Sourcing and human rights

Modern Slavery Statement

   
 102-11 Precautionary Principle or approachWhile we do not specifically refer to the precautionary principle, we have a well-established risk management approach which is disclosed in the Risk Management section of the 2019 Corporate Governance Statement, which can be accessed here.   
 102-12 External initiatives

UN Global Compact

Sustainable Development Goals

The UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights Framework

   
 102-13 Membership of associations

UN Global Compact

Non-government organisations

   
 Strategy
 102-14 Statement from senior decision-makerManaging Director's Welcome 

Chairman of Wesfarmers Michael Chaney on Sustainability

   
 102-15 Key impacts, risks and opportunities

Managing Director's Welcome 

Chairman of Wesfarmers Michael Chaney on Sustainability

Ethical sourcing and human rights

   
 Ethics and integrity    
 102-16 Values, principles, standards, and norms of behavior

Managing Director's Welcome 

 

Chairman Michael Chaney on Sustainability

Ethical sourcing and human rights

Governance

   
 Governance
 102-18 Governance structureGovernance   
 102-20 Executive-level responsibility for economic, environmental, and social topicsOur report   
 102-21 Consulting stakeholders on economic, environmental, and social topicsStakeholder engagement   
 102-22 Composition of the highest governance body and its committeesGovernance   
 102-23 Chair of the highest governance bodyGovernance   
 102-24 Nominating and selecting the highest governance bodyGovernance    
 102-25 Conflicts of interestGovernance    
 102-29 Identifying and managing economic, environmental, and social impactsOur report   
 102-31 Review of economic, environmental, and social topicsOur report   
 102-32 Highest governance body's role in sustainability reportingOur report   
 102-33 Communicating critical concernsStakeholder engagement   
 Stakeholder engagement
 102-40 List of stakeholder groupsStakeholder engagement   
 102-41 Collective bargaining agreementsWorkplace relations   
 102-42 Identifying and selecting stakeholdersStakeholder engagement    
 102-43 Approach to stakeholder engagementStakeholder engagement    
 102-44 Key topics and concerns raisedStakeholder engagement    
 Reporting practice
 102-45 Entities included in the consolidated financial statementsAbout Wesfarmers   
 102-46 Defining report content and topic BoundariesMateriality process   
 102-47 List of material topicsOur material issues   
 102-48 Restatements of informationOur data   
 102-49 Changes in reportingOur report   
 102-50 Reporting periodOur report   
 102-51 Date of most recent reportAbout this report   
 102-52 Reporting cycleAbout this report   
 102-53 Contact point for questions regarding the reportFeedback   
 102-54 Claims of reporting in accordance with the GRI StandardsGRI Content Index   
 102-55 GRI content indexGRI Content Index   
 102-56 External assurance

Independent assurance statement 

Governance

   
GRI StandardDisclosureURL(s)/Direct answerOmission
Part OmittedReasonExplanation
Material Topics
200 Series (economic topics)
Economic Performance
GRI 103: Management Approach 2016103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its BoundaryOur material issues   
 103-2 The management approach and its componentsOur report   
 103-3 Evaluation of the management approachOur report   
GRI 201: Economic Performance 2016201-1 Direct economic value generated and distributedEconomic and Community Contributions   
Anti-competitive Behavior
GRI 103: Management Approach 2016103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its BoundarySuppliers   
 103-2 The management approach and its componentsSuppliers   
 103-3 Evaluation of the management approachSuppliers     
GRI 206: Anti-competitive Behavior 2016206-1 Legal actions for anti-competitive behavior, anti-trust, and monopoly practicesThere were no material legal actions for anti-competitive behaviour, anti-trust, and monopoly practices during the year.   
300 series (Environmental Standards)
Energy
GRI 103: Management Approach 2016103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its BoundaryClimate related disclosures
   
 103-2 The management approach and its componentsClimate related disclosures
   
 103-3 Evaluation of the management approachClimate related disclosures
   
GRI 302: Energy 2016302-1 Energy consumption within the organizationClimate related disclosures
   
 302-3 Energy intensityClimate related disclosures
   
Water
GRI 103: Management Approach 2016103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its BoundaryWaste and water   
 103-2 The management approach and its componentsWaste and water   
 103-3 Evaluation of the management approachWaste and water    
GRI 303: Water 2016303-1 Water withdrawal by sourceWaste and water    
 303-3 Water recycled and reusedWaste and water    
Emissions
GRI 103: Management Approach 2016103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

Climate related disclosures

   
 103-2 The management approach and its components

Climate related disclosures

   
 103-3 Evaluation of the management approach

Climate related disclosures  

   
GRI 305: Emissions 2016305-1 Direct (Scope 1) GHG emissions

Climate related disclosures  

 

   
 305-2 Energy indirect (Scope 2) GHG emissions

Climate related disclosures  

   
 305-3 Other indirect (Scope 3) GHG emissions

Climate related disclosures  

   
 305-4 GHG emissions intensity

Climate related disclosures  

   
 305-5 Reduction of GHG emissions

Climate related disclosures  

 

We have not disclosed the amount or percentage of GHG emission reductions brought about directly through any reduction initiatives at a group or divisional level. We have disclosed the amount of GHG emission reductions brought about through some reduction initiatives at a divisional level.Information unavailableWe will look to report on specific GHG emission reduction projects and calculate the percentage of our emission reductions attributed to those projects. We will look to report this information in 2020.
Effluents and Waste
GRI 103: Management Approach 2016103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its BoundaryWaste and water    
 103-2 The management approach and its componentsWaste and water    
 103-3 Evaluation of the management approachWaste and water    

GRI 306: Effluents and waste 2016

306-2 Waste by type and disposal methodWaste and water   
Environmental Compliance
GRI 103: Management Approach 2016103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its BoundaryClimate related disclosures     
 103-2 The management approach and its componentsClimate related disclosures    
 103-3 Evaluation of the management approachClimate related disclosures     
GRI 307: Environmental Compliance 2016307-1 Non-compliance with environmental laws and regulations

Climate related disclosures  

Product Safety

   
400 series (Social Standards)
Employment
GRI 103: Management Approach 2016103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its BoundaryPeople development   
 103-2 The management approach and its componentsPeople development    
 103-3 Evaluation of the management approachPeople development    
GRI 401: Employment 2016401-1 New employee hires and employee turnover

People development 

Our data

Employee turnover has not been broken down by age groupInformation unavailable.

Due to the breadth and diversity of our businesses, this data is not gathered across the Group.

We will look to incorporate this data request into our human resource systems and report this data in next year's report if possible.

Labor/Management Relations

GRI 103: Management

Approach 2016

103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its BoundaryPeople development    
 103-2 The management approach and its componentsPeople development    
 103-3 Evaluation of the management approachPeople development    
GRI 402: Labor/Management Relations 2016402-1 Minimum notice periods regarding operational changes

People development 

[More than 85 per cent of our workforce is covered by collective agreements which stipulate minimum number of weeks' notice provided. This varies depending on individual circumstances for employees not covered by collective agreements.]

 

   
Occupational Health and Safety
GRI 103: Management Approach 2016103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its BoundarySafety   
 103-2 The management approach and its componentsSafety    
 103-3 Evaluation of the management approachSafety    
GRI 403: Occupational Health and Safety 2016403-2 Types of injury and rates of injury, occupational diseases, lost days, and absenteeism, and number of work-related fatalitiesSafety  

Breakdown of LTIFR, TRIFR and workers compensation claims by gender. The region is considered Australia and New Zealand unless otherwise stated.

Occupational diseases rate and absentee rate.

Safety data for fixed-term contractors in the supply chain where the majority of the team members employed are contractors (e.g. distribution centres where we hire team members through employee hire programs), however, we do not include contractors who are engaged in maintenance and consultancy work.

Information unavailable

Due to the breadth and diversity of our businesses, this data is not gathered across the Group. We have no reason to believe that safety data varies by gender.

We will look to incorporate this data request into our human resource systems and report this data in next year's report if possible.

Training and Education
GRI 103: Management Approach 2016103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its BoundaryPeople development   
 103-2 The management approach and its componentsPeople development    
 103-3 Evaluation of the management approachPeople development    
GRI 404: Training and Education 2016404-2 Programs for upgrading employee skills and transition assistance programsPeople development    
Diversity and Equal Opportunity
GRI 103: Management Approach 2016103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its BoundaryDiversity   
 103-2 The management approach and its componentsDiversity    
 103-3 Evaluation of the management approachDiversity    
GRI 405: Diversity and Equal Opportunity 2016405-1 Diversity of governance bodies and employeesDiversity 

Governance
   
Non-discrimination
GRI 103: Management Approach 2016103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its BoundaryDiversity   
 103-2 The management approach and its componentsDiversity    
 103-3 Evaluation of the management approachDiversity    
GRI 406: Non-discrimination 2016406-1 Incidents of discrimination and corrective actions taken Incidents of discrimination and corrective actions takenInformation unavailableDue to the breadth and diversity of our businesses, this data is not gathered across the Group. We will look to incorporate this data request into our human resource systems and report this data in next year's report if possible.
Freedom of association and collective BARGAINING     
GRI 103: Management Approach 2016103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its BoundaryWorkplace relations   
 103-2 The management approach and its componentsWorkplace relations    
 103-3 Evaluation of the management approachWorkplace relations    
GRI 407: Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining 2016407-1 Operations and suppliers in which the right to freedom of association and collective bargaining may be at risk

Workplace relations 

Ethical sourcing

Modern Slavery Statement

   
Child Labor
GRI 103: Management Approach 2016103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its BoundaryEthical sourcing 

Modern Slavery Statement
   
 103-2 The management approach and its componentsEthical sourcing 

Modern Slavery Statement
   
 103-3 Evaluation of the management approachEthical sourcing 

Modern Slavery Statement
   
GRI 408: Child Labor 2016408-1 Operations and suppliers at significant risk for incidents of child laborEthical sourcing 

Modern Slavery Statement
   
Forced or Compulsory Labor
GRI 103: Management Approach 2016103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its BoundaryEthical sourcing 

Modern Slavery Statement
   
 103-2 The management approach and its componentsEthical sourcing 

Modern Slavery Statement
   
 103-3 Evaluation of the management approachEthical sourcing 

Modern Slavery Statement
   
GRI 409: Forced or Compulsory Labor 2016409-1 Operations and suppliers at significant risk for incidents of forced or compulsory laborEthical sourcing 

Modern Slavery Statement
   
Human Rights Assessment
GRI 103: Management Approach 2016103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its BoundaryEthical sourcing 

Modern Slavery Statement
   
 103-2 The management approach and its componentsEthical sourcing 

Modern Slavery Statement
   
 103-3 Evaluation of the management approachEthical sourcing 

Modern Slavery Statement
   
GRI 412: Human Rights Assessment 2016412-2 Employee training on human rights policies or procedures

Ethical sourcing

Modern Slavery Statement

   
Local Communities
GRI 103: Management Approach 2016103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its BoundaryCommunity contribution   
 103-2 The management approach and its componentsCommunity contribution    
 103-3 Evaluation of the management approachCommunity contribution    
GRI 413: Local Communities 2016413-2 Operations with significant actual and potential negative impacts on local communities

Community contribution  

Product Safety  

   
Supplier Social Assessment
GRI 103: Management Approach 2016103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its BoundaryEthical sourcing    
 103-2 The management approach and its componentsEthical sourcing    
 103-3 Evaluation of the management approachEthical sourcing    
GRI 414: Supplier Social Assessment 2016414-2 Negative social impacts in the supply chain and actions takenEthical sourcing    
Public Policy
GRI 103: Management Approach 2016103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its BoundaryStakeholder engagement   
 103-2 The management approach and its componentsStakeholder engagement   
 103-3 Evaluation of the management approachStakeholder engagement   
GRI 415: Public Policy 2016415-1 Political contributionsPolitical donations    
Customer Health and Safety
GRI 103: Management Approach 2016103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its BoundarySafety 

Product Safety
   
 103-2 The management approach and its componentsSafety  

Product Safety
   
 103-3 Evaluation of the management approachSafety  

Product Safety
   
GRI 416: Customer Health and Safety 2016416-1 Assessment of the health and safety impacts of product and service categories

Product Safety

Percentage of product categories across the GroupNot applicable

As a diversified conglomerate, a percentage of product categories across the group is not considered a meaningful measure for our business. Health and safety impacts are considered by divisions where relevant but are not measured as a percentage of product categories across the Group.

Marketing and Labeling
GRI 103: Management Approach 2016103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its BoundaryProduct safety    
 103-2 The management approach and its componentsProduct safety     
 103-3 Evaluation of the management approachProduct safety     
GRI 417: Marketing and Labeling 2016417-1 Requirements for product and service information and labeling

Product Safety 

Product labelling as a percentage of product categories across the Group. 

Not applicable

As a diversified conglomerate, a percentage of product categories across the group is not considered a meaningful measure for our business. Product labelling is addressed by divisions where relevant but is not measured as a percentage of product categories across the Group. 

Customer Privacy
GRI 103: Management Approach 2016103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

Cyber security and customer privacy

   
 103-2 The management approach and its components

Cyber security and customer privacy 

   

103-3 Evaluation of the management approach

Cyber security and customer privacy 

   
GRI 418: Customer Privacy 2016418-1 Substantiated complaints concerning breaches of customer privacy and losses of customer dataCyber security and customer privacy