"Grievance and whistleblower mechanisms
Across the Group, there are examples of support for grievance and whistleblower mechanisms (including the ‘Your Voice, Worker Helpline’ profiled on the following page).
− Blackwoods – participated in a Sedex-led Direct Worker Reporting Pilot from November 2021 to June 2022. The pilot engaged workers directly via an anonymous, online, in-language survey, to better understand working conditions and worker wellbeing, in parallel with a SMETA audit. "
The Wesfarmers Whistleblower Policy applies to all Wesfarmers’ directors and team members, and to external whistleblowers, including suppliers and their employees and relatives. Through the policy, Wesfarmers is seeking to build human rights awareness, and to enable team members and others to confidentially voice concerns, without fear of retribution.
Each division is also required to have a whistleblower policy, consistent with the Wesfarmers Policy, to apply to their team members, whistleblowers and suppliers.
Wesfarmers and each divisional whistleblower program receive whistleblower reporting via various channels, including confidential hotlines managed by third parties. All reports are provided to Wesfarmers or divisional protected disclosure officers, and assessed for coverage and if so, investigated, under the whistleblower policy.”