VISION 2025+ GOALS

DEFINITION OF THE GOAL

Publish the Group’s supply chain for private label products on our corporate website(s) by 2025. The supply chain to be published for Fashion, Beauty and Home will include finished goods, fabrics, yarn, and farm. The supply chain to be published for food products will only be for specific commodities.

This goal excludes David Jones Food.
 

WHY WE SET IT

We are committed to ensuring that we and our suppliers operate in a way that respects workers’ rights, maintains safe working conditions, upholds local employment laws, and protects the environment and the welfare of animals. Not only is this what our customers expect, but we believe that suppliers and business partners who share our values, with safe, environmentally responsible, and fair working conditions, produce the best quality goods. In recognition of the move towards radical transparency, having a fully transparent and traceable supply chain published on our corporate website(s) will hold us to account for ensuring an ethical supply chain, and provide visibility to our customers and other stakeholders on where our products come from.
 

HOW WE ARE GOING TO ACHIEVE IT

Our approach to ethical sourcing includes:

  • Internal processes and systems to document our suppliers
  • A supplier Code of Business Principles, to which all suppliers are expected to adhere
  • Monitoring of suppliers (including their factories and farms) through regular social and ethical compliance audits
  • Partnering with best-in-class organisations and certification schemes to tackle complex and systemic issues
  • Building awareness capacity internally and with our suppliers

CHALLENGES WE FACE

Obtaining full visibility of the various tiers in the supply chain will require additional investment in information collection and reporting systems. As our suppliers change over time in response to changing business requirements, keeping our published list of suppliers up to date will require focused effort. Furthermore, disclosing our supply chain may put our competitive advantage at risk in areas where we have built and established enduring relationships with key strategic suppliers.
 

KPI TO MEASURE AND REPORT OUR PERFORMANCE

Publication of supply chains
 

BASELINE

  • Finished goods suppliers published by Country Road Group and David Jones private label
  • No suppliers published by Woolworths

RELATED GOOD BUSINESS JOURNEY FOCUS AREA

More information on our performance against this goal can be found in our annual Good Business Journey Report.

 


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