Sustainability

We are a resilient business and our future will be underpinned by ensuring our operations are low-cost, safe and sustainable – to remain globally competitive in any market.

We are committed to operating in a sustainable manner and we take our environmental and social responsibilities seriously.

Operationally we have the plans in place to improve future performances over time and we are deeply engaged in activities designed to ensure the long-term sustainability of the business.

As conditions became tougher for coal, we implemented a major cost control and productivity program which has ensured Curragh and Bengalla remain world-scale, low-cost mines with long mine lives.

Wesfarmers’ 10 community and environmental impact principles

To continue creating value over the long term, Wesfarmers is committed to proactively managing its community and environmental impact. Wesfarmers Resources applies the Group’s following 10 principles. Wesfarmers Limited reports against these principles annually.

Our people

  • We maintain a relentless focus on providing safe workplaces.
  • We provide opportunities for our people to enhance their job performance and develop their careers.
  • We strive to create an inclusive work environment, with particular attention to gender diversity and the inclusion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Sourcing

  • We commit to strong and respectful relationships with our suppliers.
  • We strive to source products in a responsible manner while working with suppliers to improve their social and environmental practices.

Community

  • We make a positive contribution to the communities in which we operate.
  • We are committed to providing consumers with safe products.

Environment

  • We strive to reduce the emissions intensity of our businesses and improve their resilience to climate change.
  • We strive to reduce our waste to landfill and water use where possible.

Governance

  • We maintain robust corporate governance policies in all our businesses.