We are committed to the long-term transformation of our workforce and our supply base. As a group of iconic southern hemisphere brands, Woolworths Holdings Limited believes that we have something unique to offer our people and is committed to promoting diversity in all forms through building a culture of inclusion that embraces the differences that exist across our organisation and community.
We recognise our duty to implement responsible, fair and enlightened employment practices across our operations. As a values-based organisation, we strive to ensure that our values are reflected in everything we do. Our strategic intent is to establish and drive an employment experience that is underpinned by a value proposition that continues to appoint the right leaders, develop, lead and retain the best diverse talent, in the right roles, performing optimally, enabled by the right culture.
Within South Africa, we adhere to the prescripts of the national broad-based black economic empowerment (BBBEE) Codes of Good Practice. Woolworths’ approach to economic transformation is broad-based and holistic and aims to embed economic empowerment as a way of working across all areas of activity. The approach is collaborative and the business works together with franchise partners, suppliers and the public sector, including government.
We support transformation through our Supplier and Enterprise Development Programme, promoting the development of small, black- and women-owned business in the Woolworths supply chain.
In the Australian context, David Jones has joined other leading Australian organisations in publicly outlining the commitments that the organisation is making to create more respectful relationships with the indigenous community through its Reconciliation Action Plan.
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