Wesfarmers Basis of Reporting 

Category 

Metric 

Definition 

Health & Safety 

 

Safety & Wellbeing Material Issue 

Wesfarmers maintains a relentless focus on providing safe workplaces. Safety is the highest priority. The overriding principle is that every single team member is entitled to work in a safe environment and return home without injury every day. Commitment to wellbeing increases team availability to customers and improves productivity in the form of increased team retention, engagement and decreased absenteeism. 

Health & Safety 

Total Recordable Inj. Frequency Rate 

The sum of Lost Time Injuries, Restricted Work Injuries and Medical Treatment Injuries per million hours worked. 

Health & Safety 

Workers Compensation Claim 

Claims made equals claim registered within the year regardless of claim status (e.g. regardless off rejected, pending, accepted) and should include self-insured and non-self-insured claims, irrespective of when the incident occurred. 

People 

People – development, diversity and Inclusion Material Issue 

 

Wesfarmers believes its greatest competitive advantage is its people and is committed to providing team members with opportunities to improve their performance and advance their careers. Wesfarmers believes in an inclusive work environment, with particular focus on gender balance and the inclusion of Indigenous people. 

People 

Employees by Gender, Region & Emp. Type 

# Team Members 

People 

Employees by Gender & Age 

# & % Team Members 

People 

Female Rep. by Banding 

# & % Team Members 

People 

New Employees by Gender & Emp. Type 

# & % Team Members 

Indigenous 

ATSI Procurement Spend 

AUD$ paid to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander businesses. Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander businesses are at least 50% owned by an Aboriginal person. 

Indigenous 

ATSI Team Member 

Self-identified Aboriginal or TSI employees (#) who are casual and have worked in the last 30 days up to 30 June or are permanent.  

Sourcing 

Supplier Relationships Material Issue 

Wesfarmers is committed to engaging fairly with its suppliers and to sourcing ethically and sustainably. Wesfarmers seeks strong and respectful relationships with its suppliers. Building collaborative relationships with suppliers is key to delivering responsibly sourced products to customers. 

Sourcing 

Ethical Sourcing and Human Rights Material Issue 

Wesfarmers is committed to source products in a responsible manner while working with suppliers to improve their social and environmental practices. Wesfarmers expects its partners and stakeholders to adhere to ethical business practices consistent with its own and is committed to working with them to fulfil this common goal. 

Sourcing 

Total number of suppliers registered on your books 

This includes suppliers supplying national brand and own brand products, goods for resale (GFR), goods not for resale (GNFR) and services. 

Sourcing 

Suppliers not covered by the audit program 

As a general principle, suppliers of national or international branded products are not required to provide factory locations on the assumption that for these suppliers, they are of similar or greater brand value to Wesfarmers businesses' and should be conducting their own assessments and manage social compliance within their own remit. Given this, these direct relationship suppliers will not be required to be third party audited if a division does not consider them high risk. 

Sourcing 

Suppliers covered by the audit program 

All suppliers producing own-brand or customer branded products, regardless of location, are required to be registered (i.e. to Sedex or other, etc) and be a part of the ethical sourcing audit program.  

Sourcing 

Total Number of Critical Breaches 

The total number of critical breaches identified during the reporting period.  

Community 

Product Quality & Safety Material Issue 

Wesfarmers is committed to providing consumers with safe products. All of its consumer products offered must be safe and meet consumer guarantees under the consumer laws of the countries they are sold. Wesfarmers ensures that all products sold comply with relevant mandatory standards before they are offered for sale. 

Community 

Customer Privacy and Cyber Security Material Issue 

Wesfarmers is committed to complying with the laws and regulations of the countries in which its businesses operate and act in an ethical manner, consistent with the principles of honesty, integrity, fairness and respect. This includes complying with the Australian Privacy Act and all relevant legislation. Wesfarmers has systems and procedures in place to protect customer and employee information and acknowledge that privacy protection requires ongoing significant resources. 

Community 

Economic and community contribution Material Issue 

 

Wesfarmers makes a positive contribution to the communities in which it operates. As a successful company, it generates economic value for all its stakeholders in the form of payments to suppliers, taxes paid, salaries and wages. Wesfarmers is committed to also making community contributions in the form of community sponsorships and donations.  

Community 

Community Contributions - Direct 

Contributions to the community in the form of: 

• Cash - These include donations made directly by the business divisions where funds are provided to an organisation and there is no obligation on the part of the recipient.  Donations must be made with primary aim of improving the quality of life to sections of the community or to provide targeted welfare or other support.  Donations may also include sponsorship of community initiatives primarily for the benefit of community. 

• Time - This would include time volunteered by employees to various community initiatives, events and fundraisers.  This time is to be valued on the basis of benefit to the community organisation of the skills provided.  Where the labour is not skills based (for example walking dogs for the RSPCA) this time is to be valued at the average hourly rate in Australia.  This will not include volunteering undertaken in personal time unless it is specifically acknowledged by the business unit. 

• In-Kind - This would include physical product donations valued at cost to the business. 

Community 

Community Contributions - Indirect 

This includes contributions by third parties made possible through Wesfarmers’ initiatives (for example, customer donations collected in store, or workplace giving from staff). 

Environment 

Waste, Packaging & Plastic Material Issue 

 

Wesfarmers is committed to reducing its waste to landfill and water use where possible. Managing waste is a significant issue for Wesfarmers and reducing operational and packaging waste will continue to be a major focus. 

Environment 

Water Use 

All water withdrawn from any water source, either directly or purchased through an intermediary and used by the division, during the reporting period, reported in megalitres (ML). 

Environment 

Waste Disposed 

All solid and liquid waste that is disposed to a landfill site during the reporting period. 

Environment 

Waste Recycled 

All waste material that is not disposed to landfill and is reused for future products or recycled during the reporting period. 

Environment 

Climate Change & Energy Material Issue 

 

Wesfarmers acknowledges the scientific consensus on climate change and supports the 2015 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Paris Climate Agreement. Wesfarmers businesses have adopted absolute and intensity emissions targets, climate change strategies, governance systems and disclosures which support the global goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. 

Environment 

GHG Emissions Scope 1 & 2 

Scope 1 and Scope 2 data includes emissions from continuing operations for Australian businesses where businesses in the Wesfarmers group have operational control under the NGER Act, other known non-reportable Australian-based emissions over which the Wesfarmers group has control, and emissions in New Zealand and Asia.  

Environment 

GHG Emissions Scope 3 

Scope 3 data includes emissions upstream in the Wesfarmers group supply chain and downstream in how products are used by customers. Across the Wesfarmers group, Scope 3 emissions derive largely from the production of goods for sale by its suppliers, transportation and waste generated across its operations. 

Environment 

Energy Use 

Energy reported under the NGER Scheme so that data on energy flows and transformations occurring throughout the economy can be captured. This includes the initial extraction and own-use of energy, and the transformation of energy occurring within and between facilities. 

Governance 

Governance, Corporate Conduct and Ethics Material Issue 

Wesfarmers believes in maintaining robust corporate governance policies in all its businesses. This starts with a steadfast commitment to complying with the laws and regulations of the countries in which its businesses operate and act in an ethical manner, consistent with the principles of honesty, integrity, fairness and respect.