We are committed to working with our partners, communities, value chain and industry to influence the positive impact we aspire to have. We believe that we can learn from - and inspire - each other to find the best solutions to overcome challenges and harness opportunities in the sustainability space.
By listening to the concerns, issues and preferences of our stakeholders we build an understanding of what matters to them, which in turn contributes to what is most important to our business and identifies where we can aspire to have the greatest impact. For a detailed examination of our stakeholder engagement including key stakeholder groups, core topics raised with Woolworths Group and a sample of responses to these topics, click here.
The partnerships across Woolworths Group delivering on sustainability are vast in number and varied in scope, below we share some examples.
Independent Code Arbiter
An important benchmark for the relationships we have with our suppliers is the Codes of Conduct under which we trade. Woolworths Supermarkets in Australia is a foundation signatory of the Australian Food and Grocery Code Of Conduct, commencing in 2015. Part of the Code is a requirement for Woolworths to appoint an Independent Code Arbiter to identify any systemic issues that may not be consistent with the Code principles and to receive any complaints suppliers choose to raise. A requirement of the Code is that the Arbiter produce an annual report and that it be published on this website.
Code Arbiter Report
- Click here to access the Woolworths Supermarkets 2023 Code Arbiter Report