Question: Does the company mention engaging directly in dialogue with suppliers’ workers at one or more levels of the supply chain (raw materials, textiles, manufacturing) as part of their due diligence?
Answer:
Yes
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“Engaging potentially affected stakeholders – our Refugee Employment Program participants

In F22, Community Corporate contacted 50 REP team members, inviting them to participate in an interview on our Human Rights Program. Despite being reassured that their responses would be confidential, the majority of those contacted were generally concerned that participating in the survey may negatively impact their employment, and therefore they declined to participate. The 15 REP team members that agreed to participate were interviewed in English or Arabic, and were asked 20 questions focused on what human rights meant to them, and Woolworths Group’s approach to building a rights-respecting culture.”

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“Communicate With all stakeholders regularly and transparently

Hosted an internal better together Forum on Human Rights with approximately 90 participants with the view to increase awareness of modern slavery among our team”

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“Engaging stakeholders – effectiveness of Supplier Speak Up

This year we conducted a voluntary and confidential online survey of contracted trolley collectors and cleaners working in Woolworths Supermarkets and Metro Food Stores.

A total of 211 workers completed the survey, giving us a statistically significant sample of workers’ views. Sixty-seven percent of surveyed workers are aware of Supplier Speak Up. While the majority of respondents said they would be willing to use Speak Up if they had a complaint, 50% of respondents said they would trust speaking to their supervisor or manager the most, compared to 16% who would trust Supplier Speak Up the most.”

Manali Rana.....2022-12-30 11:02:47 UTC