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ethical sourcing and human rights



Ethical sourcing and human rights

We strive to source products in a responsible manner while working with suppliers to improve their social and environmental practices.

Ethical sourcing and human rights

A factory supplying Kmart in Bangladesh. During the year Kmart and Target along with other brands signed an Agreement with IndustriALL Global Union and Union Network International Global Union to extend the Bangladesh Accord on Building and Fire Safety to 2021.

Wesfarmers' businesses source products from a range of locations. Some of the major locations we source from outside Australia include China, Bangladesh, Europe, Indonesia, India, Thailand, New Zealand, Vietnam, South Korea and Malaysia. Buying products from these regions creates economic benefits for them as well as allowing our businesses to provide affordable products to consumers. 

We are committed to working with our suppliers to adhere to ethical business conduct and proactively address human rights through a range of actions.

We have a Group-wide Ethical Sourcing Policy, which sets the minimum standards expected of our divisions. Each division has its own ethical sourcing policy appropriate to its business. Our Human Rights and Modern Slavery statement is available here. Wesfarmers is supportive of establishing a Modern Slavery Act in Australia, our submission supporting this is available here.

GRI 102-15, GRI 102-16, GRI 407-1, GRI 103-1, GRI 103-2, GRI 103-3, GRI 408-1, GRI 409-1, GRI 412-1, GRI 412-2, GRI 414-2