"Impact of COVID-19
During the year, the Group continued to provide paid pandemic leave to team members and paid all permanent and many casual team members through periods of prolonged lockdown, even when there was no meaningful work for them, and when they were required to isolate. This investment totalled approximately $49 million in the 2022 financial year, and provided certainty to team members and their families. For our customers and local communities, we were also pleased to support the delivery of over 140,000 COVID-19 vaccinations at Bunnings sites during the year, in collaboration with the Commonwealth and State Governments.”
"Since the onset of the pandemic, Wesfarmers’ divisions have continued to engage fairly with suppliers, and this included maintaining orders to ensure business continuity. In selected countries, we have supported training webinars and shared best practices to help suppliers comply with best practice and provide COVID-safe workplaces"