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This report is 'In Accordance' with the GRI G4 Guidelines - Core option.  This table shows where specific GRI disclosures can be found in this online report.  The report was submitted for the GRI Content Index Service, and GRI confirmed the accuracy of the GRI G4 Content Index.

General Standard Disclosures

GENERAL STANDARD DISCLOSURES
 
General Standard Disclosures Page
STRATEGY AND ANALYSIS
G4-1 Managing Director Welcome
ORGANIZATIONAL PROFILE
G4-3 About Wesfarmers
G4-4 About Wesfarmers
G4-5 Wesfarmers head office is located at Level 11, 40 The Esplanade, Perth, WA 6005.
G4-6 About Wesfarmers
G4-7 About Wesfarmers
G4-8 About Wesfarmers
G4-9 About Wesfarmers, Our data, People development
G4-10 People development, Our data
G4-11 People development, Our data
G4-12 Our divisions
G4-13 About Wesfarmers
G4-14 While we do not specifically refer to the precautionary principle, we have a well-established risk management approach.
G4-15 Sustainability at Wesfarmers, United Nations Global Compact
G4-16 Stakeholder engagement
IDENTIFIED MATERIAL ASPECTS AND BOUNDARIES
G4-17 Our sustainability reporting Entities included in the consolidated financial statements are available in the 2015 Annual Report. None of these entitites are excluded from this report.
G4-18 Our sustainability reporting, Materiality process
G4-19 GRI Table
G4-20 Our sustainability reporting Each division discloses its own material issues in 'Our Divisions'.  Group data covers all fully owned and operationally managed businesses, unless otherwise indicated.  
G4-21 All material aspects are limited to Wesfarmers, with the exception of those relating to Ethical sourcing and Scope 3 transport emissions,  which extend to our supply chain.
G4-22 Any restatements of previous years' data are identified within footnotes to graphs or tables. The effects of any such re-statements are not considered to be material to stakeholders. Safety, Our data
G4-23 Our sustainability reporting, Materiality
STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT
G4-24 Stakeholder engagement
G4-25 Stakeholder engagement
Materiality process
G4-26 Stakeholder engagement
Materiality process
G4-27 Stakeholder engagement
REPORT PROFILE
G4-28 Our sustainability reporting
G4-29 Our sustainability reporting
G4-30 Our sustainability reporting
G4-31 Feedback
G4-32 Our sustainability reporting, GRI Table
G4-33 Our sustainability reporting, Independent Assurance Statement
GOVERNANCE
G4-34 2015 Annual report
Corporate governance
ETHICS AND INTEGRITY
G4-56 Code of conduct

 

Specific Standard Disclosures

Economic

DMA and Indicators Page Number (or Link) Identified Omissions Reasons for Omissions Explanation for Omissions
CATEGORY: ECONOMIC
ASPECT: ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE
G4-DMA Community contribution      
G4-EC1 Community contribution      
ASPECT: MARKET PRESENCE
G4-DMA Where we are      
G4-EC5 Where we are
Workplace relations
Diversity
A minimum wage applies to all our Australian and New Zealand locations of operation and does not vary by gender.
     

 

Environmental

DMA and Indicators Page Number (or Link) Identified Omissions Reasons for Omissions Explanation for Omissions
CATEGORY: ENVIRONMENTAL
ASPECT: ENERGY
G4-DMA Climate change resilience      
G4-EN5 Climate change resilience      
ASPECT: WATER
G4-DMA Waste and water use      
G4-EN8 Waste and water use      
ASPECT: BIODIVERSITY
G4-DMA Resources      
G4-EN11 Resources      
ASPECT: EMISSIONS
G4-DMA Climate change resilience      
G4-EN15 Climate change resilience      
G4-EN16 Climate change resilience      
G4-EN17 Climate change resilience
Reporting carbon emissions
     
ASPECT: EFFLUENTS AND WASTE
G4-DMA Total weight of waste by type and disposal method      
G4-EN23 Total weight of waste by type and disposal method      
ASPECT: PRODUCTS AND SERVICES
G4-DMA Climate change resilience, Officeworks, Waste and water use    
G4-EN27 Climate change resilience, Officeworks, Waste and water use
Target has adopted European Union legislation for cosmetic products (EC 1223/2009). EU legislation is at the forefront of Cosmetic Safety and Quality. Where there is legislation in both Australia and the EU, Target has opted to use the tougher legislation while still ensuring that all mandatory Australian standards are met.   Target cosmetic products also comply with all requirements of European Regulation 1907/2006 – REACH, Restriction Evaluation Authorisation and Evaluation of Chemicals. Annex XVII of REACH contains the list of all restricted substances specifying which uses are restricted or  banned, including limits on substances such as Phthalates and Azo dyes & colorants. Target, Kmart and Coles has prohibited the use of micro plastics or micro beads in cosmetic products. Micro plastics have historically been used in cosmetic products as abrasives in exfoliating products or scrubbing products.
   
ASPECT: COMPLIANCE
G4-DMA Robust governance      
G4-EN29 In this reporting period there were no significant fines or non-monetary sanctions for non-compliance with environmental laws and regulations.      
ASPECT: TRANSPORT
G4-DMA Reporting carbon emissions      
G4-EN30 Reporting carbon emissions      
ASPECT: OVERALL
G4-DMA Climate change resilience      
G4-EN31 Climate change resilience Environmental expenditure Not applicable Environmental expenditure is not collected an a separate item across our businesses.
ASPECT: SUPPLIER ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT
G4-DMA Bunnings
Officeworks
     
G4-EN33 Bunnings
Officeworks
     
ASPECT: ENVIRONMENTAL GRIEVANCE MECHANISMS
G4-DMA Waste and water use      
G4-EN34 There were no material grievances about environmental impacts filed through formal processes this year.      

 

Social

 

CATEGORY: SOCIAL
SUB-CATEGORY: LABOR PRACTICES AND DECENT WORK
DMA and Indicators Page Number (or Link) Identified Omissions Reasons for Omissions Explanation  for Omissions
ASPECT: EMPLOYMENT
G4-DMA People development
Diversity
     
G4-LA1 People development
Diversity
Breakdown of new hires/employee turnover by age group Not applicable Due to the breadth and diversity of our businesses, this data is not gathered across the Group.
ASPECT: LABOR/MANAGEMENT RELATIONS
G4-DMA People development      
G4-LA4 People development

 

Minimum number of weeks' notice typically provided to employees and their elected representatives prior to the implementation of significant operational changes that could substantially affect them Not applicable More than 85 per cent of our workforce is covered by collective agreements which stipulate minimum number of weeks' notice provided. For employees not covered by collective agreements this varies depending on individual circumstances.
ASPECT: OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY
G4-DMA Safety        
G4-LA6 Safety   Breakdown of LTIFR, TRIFR and workers compensation claims by gender. The region is considered Australia and New Zealand unless otherwise stated.

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.

Not applicable 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.
ASPECT: TRAINING AND EDUCATION
G4-DMA People development      
G4-LA10 People development      
ASPECT: DIVERSITY AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
G4-DMA Diversity      
G4-LA12 Diversity 
Our directors' ages are disclosed in the Annual Report.
     
ASPECT: EQUAL REMUNERATION FOR WOMEN AND MEN
G4-DMA Diversity      
G4-LA13 Diversity Aggregate ratio Not applicable Given the diversity of our businesses, remuneration data is examined by job level, rather than in aggregate.
ASPECT: SUPPLIER ASSESSMENT FOR LABOR PRACTICES
G4-DMA Ethical sourcing      
G4-LA15 Ethical sourcing      
SUB-CATEGORY: HUMAN RIGHTS
ASPECT: INVESTMENT
G4-DMA Ethical sourcing      
G4-HR2 Ethical sourcing Percentage of employees trained Not applicable Given the breadth of our businesses, human rights training is not relevant to all our employees so a percentage is not meaningful.
ASPECT: FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION AND COLLECTIVE BARGAINING
G4-DMA Ethical sourcing      
G4-HR4 Ethical sourcing      
ASPECT: CHILD LABOR
G4-DMA Ethical sourcing      
G4-HR5 Ethical sourcing      
ASPECT: FORCED OR COMPULSORY LABOR
G4-DMA Ethical sourcing      
G4-HR6 Ethical sourcing      
ASPECT: SUPPLIER HUMAN RIGHTS ASSESSMENT
G4-DMA Ethical sourcing      
G4-HR11 Ethical sourcing      
SUBC-CATEGORY: SOCIETY
ASPECT: PUBLIC POLICY
G4-DMA Anti-bribery policy      
G4-SO6 Anti-bribery policy      
ASPECT: ANTI-COMPETITIVE BEHAVIOR
G4-DMA Stakeholder engagement    
G4-SO7 Suppliers
  1. Coles Express - ACCC Informed sources. The ACCC issued proceedings against Coles Express as well as a number of other parties alleging an anti-competitive information exchange. The matter is set for trial in 2016.
  2. Coles Supermarkets - ACCC Unconscionable conduct case #1 - Active Retail Collaboration Program. Coles and the ACCC reached a settlement agreement, with Coles making  admissions and agreeing to a penalty of $3.7 Million.
  3. Coles Supermarkets - ACCC Unconscionable conduct case #2. Coles and the ACCC reached a settlement agreement, with Coles making ten admissions and agreeing to a penalty of $6.3 million.
  4. Coles Property - following a review by the ACCC regarding joint development of a site at Lakelands, WA, Coles entered an Enforceable Undertaking which requires the divestment 0f a development at Singleton.
   
ASPECT: COMPLIANCE
G4-DMA Suppliers      
G4-SO8 Suppliers Significant fines: $10m penalty for ACCC Supplier Unconscionable Conduct cases #1 and #2, $2.5m penalty for ACCC/bread litigation case.      
SUB-CATEGORY: PRODUCT RESPONSIBILITY
ASPECT: CUSTOMER HEALTH AND SAFETY
G4-DMA Product safety      
G4-PR1 Product safety
There are currently minimal specific legislative requirements in Australia governing the restrictive use of chemicals in the production of apparel or home textiles.  Our divisions have made the decision to adopt a number of apparel/textile aspects of the European Community Regulation on REACH 1907/2006 Annex XVII.  Our divisions have responded strongly to the issue of button cell safety. Warning messages now appear on products and product packaging, battery compartments are more kid-safe secure and replacement coin and button cell batteries are being sold in kid-safe packaging and placed higher on store shelves to minimize access to children.
Percentage of product categories Not applicable Health and safety impacts are considered by divisions where  relevant but are not measured as a percentage of product categories across the Group.
ASPECT: PRODUCT AND SERVICE LABELLING
G4-DMA Product safety, Coles, Officeworks, Target      
G4-PR3 Product safety, Coles, Officeworks, Target Percentage of product categories Not applicable Product labelling is addressed by divisions where  relevant but is not measured as a percentage of product categories across the Group.
ASPECT: MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS
G4-DMA Kmart    
G4-PR6 In December 2014, Target and Kmart stopped selling the R-rated video game Grand Theft Auto 5 (GTA5) following feedback from customers about the game's depictions of violence against women. The decision was made following extensive community and customer concern about the game. It was believed the decision to stop selling GTA5 was in line with the majority view of our customers. These products often contain imagery that some customers find offensive, in the vast majority of cases, they are appropriate products for us to sell to adult customers. However, in the case of GTA5, we listened to the strong feedback from customers that this is not a product they want us to sell.
In April 2015, Target pulled three Anzac branded items from its Camp Gallipoli range after the government deemed them “inappropriate”.
   
ASPECT: COMPLIANCE
G4-DMA Robust governance      
G4-PR9 Suppliers, Coles significant fines:  $38,250 for incorrect importation classification of cat litter.      

GRI Reference: G4-19, G4-32