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Corporate Responsibility Strategy 2020

Woolworths Group 2020 commitments

At Woolworths, corporate responsibility has always been about doing the right thing.

With our presence across Australia and New Zealand's cities, regions and remote areas, the sustainability priorities Woolworths sets impact our nations' economies, communities and environments. We serve over 900 million customers each year and our network of suppliers is extensive. We directly employ over 205,000 people, and indirectly, many thousands more, through our supply chain.

Woolworths is a part of the fabric of society. Our Corporate Responsibility Strategy 2020 has been developed in recognition of the responsibilities we carry and our impact and influence on our customers, team members, suppliers, communities and shareholders.

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People
People
Encouraging Diversity
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8 targets for 2020
1
At least 40 per cent of executive and senior manager positions to be held by women.
2
No salary wage gap between male and female employees of equivalent positions on a per hour rate at all levels of the company, with a step change improvement in closing any gaps by the end of FY17.
3
100 per cent of those responsible for hiring new team members to have completed unconscious bias training.
4
Continue the focus on driving cultural diversity, with a commitment that by 2020 the Woolworths Group team will truly reflect the communities we serve.
5
Proportion of Indigenous team members to equal Federal Government Employment Parity contract. Once achieved, 2 per cent of our Store Operations team members will be Indigenous
6
Proportion of Indigenous graduates to equal Federal Government Employment Parity contract. Once achieved, 2 per cent of our Graduates will be Indigenous.
7
Achieve Gold Tier employer status in Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI) for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) inclusion.
8
We are committed to maintaining a workplace that safeguards the health and wellbeing of our people, customers and visitors.
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For a Healthy Australia
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6 targets for 2020
9
Towards zero food waste going to landfill.
10
Improve the recyclability of our Own Brand packaging and contribute to the circular economy.
11
Source key raw materials and commodities sustainably to an independent standard by 2020. We will raise awareness of sustainably sourced products.
12
Achieve net zero supply chain deforestation for our ‘high-impact’ commodities in our Own Brand products, such as palm oil, timber, pulp and paper, and packaging.
13
Reduce Woolworths’ carbon emissions to 10 per cent below 2015 levels.
14
Innovate with natural refrigerants and reduce refrigerant leakage in our stores by 15 per cent of CO2-e below 2015 levels.
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Prosperity
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Founded on Trusted Relationships
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6 targets for 2020
15
We will achieve a top quartile ranking in how we engage fairly and equitably with our suppliers as measured by independent supplier surveys.
16
We will focus on a best practice compliance system according to the Global Social Compliance Program. We will collaborate with peak organisations to improve workers' lives.
17
Invest the equivalent of 1 per cent of a three year rolling average of total Group Earnings Before Interest and Tax (EBIT) in community partnerships and programs.
18
We will publicly report social impact to quantify the positive changes we are creating with a focus on health, economic development and emergency relief.
19
We will achieve leading customer satisfaction scores.
20
We will inspire our customers to consume all of our products in a healthy, sustainable way.
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So, how are we doing?