At Woolworths Group, we recognise the value our team’s diversity brings to our business, and our customers. As one of Australia’s largest employers, we believe that creating a safe and inclusive workplace – where diversity in all its forms is valued, and every team member can be their best self – is critical to creating better experiences together for a better tomorrow.
Our Inclusion Strategy currently focuses on creating equity and belonging for people with lived experience across the following five pillars of diversity; Gender Equity, LGBTQ+ Inclusion, First Nations Inclusion, Disability Inclusion, and Cultural Diversity. We recognise that people often have intersectional lives and therefore may have lived experience across multiple pillars of our strategy. We are focused on celebrating diversity, building organisational capability and promoting career pathways for diverse talent.
Our strategy is reinforced by our Code of Conduct, which sets out the expectation for all our team members and reinforces our zero-tolerance policy on gender-based harassment, racism, discrimination, sexual harrassment and bullying.
Our respect for people is at the heart of how we care for our teams and how we serve our customers and communities. Our Code of Conduct is available here so anyone from our business or outside our business can see these commitments and expectations.
We have also highlighted our commitment to Woolworths Group being a workplace that is free from racism. Any form of racism towards team members, customers, suppliers or others will not be tolerated or accepted. A key part of this commitment is eliminating racism in all of its forms and challenging the attitudes that lead to it. This is also an important step in creating an inclusive workplace that embraces and promotes diversity, as we are a diverse team that reflects the communities we serve across Australia, New Zealand and Asia.
Flexibility has always been important to us and we recognise that our diverse teams will have differing needs when it comes to flexibility and ways of working. We support our team to discuss their flexible work needs with their leaders. With over 190,000 team members, Woolworths Group has varied flexible work options depending upon the roles and personal circumstances of our team members.