Our sustainability vision is to have a positive influence on our community, the products we create and the planet we all share.
Workwear Group’s sustainability agenda guides our decisions about how we source and create products, care for our people and reduce our impact on the planet. Our four sustainability pillars: People, Sourcing, Community and Environment are aligned to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) to inform and support our priorities.
As part of the Wesfarmers group, we adhere to strict ethical codes of conduct and resource management protocols.
Workwear Group is committed to ethical sourcing practices that prioritise human rights, environmental sustainability and responsible business conduct. We recognise that our operations and supply chain can have an impact on people and the planet, and we take our responsibility seriously to ensure that our products and services are sourced and produced responsibly and sustainably. This includes choosing preferred materials in our ranges (those with a perceived improved environmental or social impact compared to the conventional option) and valuing respectful relationships with our suppliers
Workwear Group is committed to reducing its environmental footprint. We will continue to take action to address climate change and contribute to the global effort to create a sustainable, low-carbon future for all. We do so through initiatives such as minimising and improving our packaging, reducing waste and energy consumption and implementing energy saving initiatives like solar and LED lighting. We report our annual emissions using the GHG protocol, a widely recognised greenhouse gas reporting standard.
Workwear Group recognises the importance of the people that we work with and serve. We strive to create an inclusive work environment that nurtures our talent through learning and development programs. We strongly value diversity and inclusion, such as striving for more women in leadership and the engagement and employment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Workwear Group is also committed to making a positive impact on the communities where we operate. We support local initiatives that align with our values and vision, such as education, health, environment, and social inclusion. We believe that by working together with our communities, we can create a better future for everyone.
Workwear Group implements strong reporting standards for accountability and transparency, demonstrated through regular reporting to Wesfarmers
Workwear Group has robust reporting standards to ensure accountability across the group and our individual brands. We provide regular reporting to Wesfarmers, Wesfarmers Industrial & Safety (our division) and to our customers and stakeholders. Our inaugural annual sustainability report for the 2021/2022 financial year outlines the standards and direction for Workwear Group’s sustainability strategy and associated material issues. It provides insight into progress to date as well as future areas of improvement and consideration.
Workwear Group’s material issues are aligned to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Within each of our four sustainability pillars, we have identified relevant SDGs we believe we can make a significant contribution to, and impact on.