Australia's largest hardware retailer. Bunnings operate 211 Bunnings Warehouse stores and 63 smaller format Bunnings stores across Australia and New Zealand.
|Bunnings Group Ltd||AUS||website|
| Wesfarmers Ltd
owns 100% of Bunnings Group Ltd
|Bunnings Group Ltd|
Bunnings has been working with Greenpeace and WWF for over 10 years to maintain a robust timber sourcing policy.
[Source 2010][More on Forests]
Bunnings are still selling bee-poisoning neonicotinoids, despite evidence that they are a major contributor to the global bee die-off. The European Union have placed a two year ban on these pesticides.
[Source 2014][More on Product Safety]
Southport District Court (QLD) awarded a Bunnings employee $269,647.70 after she broke here ankle playing tunnel ball during a team building exercise in 2008.
[Source 2012][More on Workers Rights]
The NSW Court of Appeal held in Bunnings Group Ltd v CHEP Australia Ltd (2011) that the use by Bunnings of CHEP's wooden pallets for the delivery of goods from its distribution centres to its stores constituted an intentional dealing with CHEP's lawful property and resulted in the loss of potential hire revenue for CHEP. Bunnings were liable for damages of $9,375,798 plus interest of $4,100,002.
[Source 2012][More on Finance]
This company is an FSC Australia Retail Supporter. A Retail Supporter is an organisation that sells FSC Certified products (among others) to consumers. These are companies who not only wish to sell certified products, but promote and support FSC at the same time.
[Source 2017][More on Forests]
This company has a number of sustainability claims on its website, including reductions in the use of energy and water, sending less waste to landfill, a responsible sourcing policy (especially in relation to timber), and community programs.
[Source 2013][More on Sustainability Reporting]
Bunnings is a founding participant of GFTN-Australia since 2008. The Global Forest and Trade Network seeks to mainstream the principles of responsible forest management and sustainable trade throughout the global forest products industry, by providing technical assistance and fostering linkages between committed companies. Independent forest certification is a key tool in this process.
[Source 2014][More on Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives]
Oxfam Australia's Company Tracker compares the big clothing brands on their efforts to pay a living wage to the women working in their factories. This company has released the names and addresses of at least 70% of their supplier factories, and has taken some action towards paying a living wage within a set timeframe in the supply chain.
[Source 2019][More on Workers Rights]
In 2016 Rank a Brand assessed 37 major cotton-using companies on their commitment and performance with regard to sustainable cotton by looking at each company's cotton sourcing policies, use of sustainable cotton, and traceability. This company scored 0.5/19.5, making it one of the weakest performing companies.
[Source 2016][More on Human Rights]
This company received a score of 35.3/100 in the Newsweek Green Ranking 2017, which ranks the world's largest publicly traded companies on eight indicators covering energy, greenhouse gases, water, waste, fines and penalties, linking executive pay to sustainability targets, board-level committee oversight of environmental issues and third-party audits. Ranking methodology by Corporate Knights and HIP Investor.
[Source 2017][More on Sustainability Reporting]
The 2017 Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare (BBFAW) report ranks global food companies on how they are managing and reporting their farm animal welfare policies and practices. This company appeared in tier 5, "On the Business Agenda but Limited Evidence of Implementation", with tier 1 being the best, and tier 6 the worst.
[Source 2018][More on Animal Rights]
Wesfarmers owns one coal mine plus a 40% interest in a second coal mine. Wesfarmers sold it's Premier Coal open-cut mine to Chinese miner Yanzhou Coal Mining in 2011.
[Source 2011][More on Climate Change]
This 2013 report by The Australian Council of Superannuation Investors (ACSI) investigates the labour and human rights risks in supply chain sourcing. This company is identified on page 21 as a company which sources products from countries with known systemic labour and human rights concerns.
[Source 2013][More on Human Rights]
Involved in sale of tobacco-related products as a non-core business.
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According to the democracy4sale.org website, this company donated $97,500 to Australia's major political parties between 2009 and 2013, as disclosed to the Australian Electoral Commision (AEC).
[Source 2013][More on Politics]
As listed on the We Mean Business website, this company has committed to the following climate action initiatives: put a price on carbon; responsible corporate engagement in climate policy; report climate change information in mainstream reports as a fiduciary duty.
[Source 2017][More on Climate Change]
Wesfarmers is mentioned in the 'Workplace human rights Reporting: a study of Australian garment and retail companies' paper as having policies on 'Fair wage and decent living' - stating that they were paying their employees in accordance with local and national wage awards and statutes. Information gathered was from annual reports, CSR reports, and the corporate website, for the 2009/2010 year. Policy in there areas are particularly important in the clothing and electronics industries (though policy does not imply compliance).
[Source 2012][More on Human Rights]
In the section 'Looking after our environment' in its 2012 Sustainability Report on its website, the company reports on performance with greenhouse gas emissions, energy use, water use, waste and packaging. Scorecards for divisions (e.g. Coles, Bunnings, Target, Kmart) are provided.
[Source 2012][More on Sustainability Reporting]
In 2018 KnowTheChain benchmarked 120 large global companies in the ICT, Food & Beverage, and Apparel & Footwear sectors on their efforts to address forced labour and human trafficking in their supply chains. This company received a score of 43/100.
[Source 2018][More on Workers Rights]
Directly involved in the manufacture, distribution or sale of alcohol as a core business. (Does not include sale of alcoholic beverages as a non-core business).
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|Company Structure||Wholly-owned subsidiary|
|Revenue||$7.3 billion in 2012|
|# Employees||33,000+ in 2012 in Australia & NZ|
|Address||16 - 18 Cato St, Hawthorn East, VIC, 3123, Australia|
|Phone||03 8831 9777|
|Fax||03 8831 9444|