Who we are

Wesfarmers — a diversified corporation

From its origins in 1914 as a Western Australian farmers' cooperative, Wesfarmers has grown into one of Australia's largest listed companies. With headquarters in Western Australia, its diverse business operations cover: home improvement; office supplies; department stores; and an industrials division with businesses in chemicals, energy and fertilisers; and industrial and safety products. Wesfarmers is one of Australia's largest employers with more than 100,000 employees and has a shareholder base of approximately 495,000.

The primary objective of Wesfarmers is to provide a satisfactory return to its shareholders.

The company aims to achieve this by:

  • anticipating the needs of our customers and delivering competitive goods and services;
  • looking after our team members and providing a safe, fulfilling work environment;
  • engaging fairly with our suppliers, and sourcing ethically and sustainably;
  • supporting the communities in which we operate;
  • taking care of the environment; and
  • acting with integrity and honesty in all of our dealings.