Modern Slavery

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Modern Slavery

2020 Modern Slavery Statement for Wesfarmers

Our policies

The policies and frameworks that support the Group’s day to day operations are designed to make sure all relevant universally recognised human rights are safeguarded.

Consistent with the principles in our Code of Conduct, Wesfarmers is committed to complying with the laws and regulations of the countries in which our businesses operate and making positive economic, social and environmental contributions to society, consistent with the principles of honesty, integrity, fairness and respect. We prohibit discrimination and forced, trafficked and child labour and are committed to safe and healthy working conditions, including the right to freedom of association and collective bargaining.

We have a Group-wide Ethical Sourcing and Modern Slavery Policy, which sets the minimum standards expected of our divisions. All Wesfarmers businesses have developed policies appropriate to their industries and their suppliers are expected to adhere to the policies.

A key focus of the Group is ensuring that each of our divisions has a strong management capability that is accountable for strategy development and execution, as well as day-to-day operational performance. Each division is overseen by a divisional board of directors or steering committee that includes the Wesfarmers Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer, and is guided by a Group-wide operating cycle and governance framework.

Workwear Group is a certified member of Ethical Clothing Australia (ECA), an accreditation body that works collaboratively with local textile, clothing and footwear companies manufacturing in Australia. The ECA voluntary accreditation program offers practical and affordable assistance to these businesses and ensures that their Australian supply chains are fully transparent and legally compliant.

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