Woolworths Group manages its capital structure with the objective of enhancing long‑term shareholder value through funding its business at an optimised weighted average cost of capital.
Sources of funding and liquidity remain strong
1. Total committed facilities (drawn and undrawn)
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* The Green Bond A$400m 2024 AMTN and the recent A$400m 2025 AMTN & A$600m 2030 AMTN are now Eligible Securities as granted by the Reserve Bank of Australia.
Woolworths Group was the first retailer in Australia, and first supermarket globally, to issue Green Bonds certified by the Climate Bonds Initiative.
Green Bonds are bonds issued to finance projects, assets or expenditure that deliver positive environmental outcomes or refinance corporate debt that supports such projects, assets or expenditure. We have developed our Green Bond Framework in line with the Green Bond Principles 2018 developed by the International Capital Markets Association.
The documents relevant to our Green Bond issuance(s) are set out below:
Woolworths Group has chosen to create a Sustainability Linked Bond Framework in order to align its sustainability plan with its long term financing strategy.
Woolworths Group cares deeply about its impact on people and the planet, and we want to go further than just minimising harm – we want to create good. This will be done through ongoing improvement of how Woolworths Group conducts its own business, including how it engages its people and the communities in which it operates.
The documents relevant to our Sustainability Linked Bond Framework are set out as below:
Woolworths Group is committed to solid investment grade credit ratings.
Credit metrics have significant headroom above thresholds for current ratings
Standard & Poor's
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* These credit ratings have been issued by a credit rating agency which holds an Australian Financial Services Licence with an authorisation to issue credit ratings to wholesale clients only and are published for the benefit of Woolworths Group’s debt providers.
The Group Treasury team is the first corporate treasury team in Australia to be recognised as 100% committed to The Banking and Finance Oath (“the BFO”).
The Banking and Finance Oath (“the BFO”) is an industry-led initiative designed to strengthen the ethical foundation of the financial services industry by encouraging self-reflection and ethical decision-making. Read more about the BFO here.
(Debt investors and analysts)