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  • Wesfarmers Sustainability Report 2009 | Energy
    diesel LNG is used to fuel more than 130 heavy duty vehicles HDVs and two remote power stations in Western Australia Branded as EVOL LNG and marketed by Kleenheat Gas an additional 60 HDVs run on LNG sourced from a third party in eastern Australia The remote power stations were converted from operating on diesel to LNG which resulted in a saving of over 12 000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions The project was impacted along with other parts of our business by the Varanus Island incident which reduced gas supplies in Western Australia during the year People Safety This year ALWA enGen and WLPG continued their excellent safety record with ALWA achieving three and enGen and WLPG achieving six years without a Lost Time Injury The All Injuries Frequency Rate AIFR declined from 58 0 to 46 0 and workers compensation claims reduced from 53 to 34 Diversity We conducted equal opportunity and diversity related training across our division involving more than 700 employees In addition enGen employs three members of remote indigenous communities to maintain power stations where it supplies electricity Engagement A number of business units increased their focus on employee engagement in the past year Coregas conducted an employee engagement survey in December 2008 with an 81 per cent response rate This saw the beginning of the Corepeople project which used the survey results as a starting point to address barriers to employee engagement Kleenheat Gas launched a Levers for Change programme where teams are working on six areas identified for improvement including customer service focus training and development feedback interdependencies significance and employee involvement ALWA implemented behavioural safety visits BSV as part of its Energise ALWA programme This programme was established to meet ALWA s ambition to be a recognised industry leader in the following key areas developing our people enhancing customer satisfaction boosting focused growth and improving our systems Carbon footprint Wesfarmers Energy held an online auction at its Murdoch premises to recycle outdated computer equipment and raised 1 675 which was donated to the St Vincent de Paul Society Kleenheat Gas continued its asbestos management review and conducted a risk assessment at 41 sites Management plans have been developed and 32 personnel completed asbestos awareness training Greenhouse emissions Our total greenhouse gas emissions were estimated to be 566 456 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent CO2e down three per cent on last year These emissions were largely due to the operation of 16 power stations approximately 45 per cent our LPG facility and new LNG facility approximately 25 per cent This reduction was largely due to enGen reducing its emissions by over 12 000 tonnes by converting the Darlot and Sunrise Dam power stations from diesel to LNG We plan to increase the use of LNG in our vehicle fleets in addition to the 13 HDVs used to transport LNG to customer sites Energy use WLPG and enGen are our main energy consumers Total energy consumption was estimated to be 7 14 million gigajoules

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  • Wesfarmers Sustainability Report 2009 | Independent Assurance Statement
    of these against Wesfarmers indicator protocols and the GRI G3 principles of quality Collecting and evaluating evidence to support the assurance work undertaken Our Independence Net Balance was not responsible for preparation of any part of the Report Net Balance confirms that we are not aware of any issue that could impair our objectivity in relation to this assurance engagement Net Balance has assisted in the development of data management protocols for Wesfarmers to increase consistency in reporting between the business divisions Net Balance undertook a review of Wesfarmers National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting NGER submission Net Balance also works with Bunnings on on ground implementation projects Both Wesfarmers and Net Balance have determined that these issues are not in conflict with Net Balance s role as the independent assurance provider Our Competency The Wesfarmers assurance engagement was carried out by an experienced team of professionals led by a Lead Certified Sustainability Assurance Practitioner Lead CSAP accredited by the International Register of Certified Auditors UK IRCA UK The project included a team with expertise in environmental social and economic performance measurement across a range of industry sectors Net Balance is a global leader in the use of AccountAbility s AA1000AS having undertaken over 50 assurance engagements in Australia throughout 2007 and 2008 Findings and Conclusions Adherence to AA1000 Principles Inclusivity Wesfarmers has demonstrated a commitment to be accountable to its stakeholders through its Company Values and sustainability reporting process Wesfarmers has formal processes in place both at the Group and business division levels for communicating with stakeholders but should actively seek to expand its informal engagement and incorporate feedback into business processes Engagement with shareholders government and regulators and key community partners is carried out at the Group level while individual business divisions are responsible for engaging with their own stakeholders including industry bodies regulators customers suppliers and employees Stakeholder engagement at Wesfarmers would benefit from the development of an overarching engagement strategy that maps key stakeholders and identifies appropriate engagement channels Materiality Wesfarmers has this year identified five key themes for sustainability reporting These were developed in consultation with the business divisions and to reflect the range of impacts of Wesfarmers businesses Reporting under these key themes has enabled Wesfarmers to appropriately address its key environmental social and economic material issues In addition the Report was found to provide balanced information about Wesfarmers sustainability performance Net Balance recommends that Wesfarmers business divisions continue the shift towards reporting that focuses on their specific material issues and that these issues are identified through a formal process based on ranking the relevance and significance of each issue both to the division and its stakeholders Responsiveness Wesfarmers was found to be responsive to stakeholder concerns and expectations This was demonstrated through the increasing range of formal communication mechanisms established with various types of stakeholders These systems ensure that Wesfarmers is able to provide timely and accessible responses to its stakeholders through a range of communication channels One example of the way that Wesfarmers

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  • Wesfarmers Sustainability Report 2009 | Independent Assurance Statement
    legislation commonly known by the acronym EEO is Federal legislation designed to require large energy users like Wesfarmers Limited to develop and report on energy efficiency initiatives in their business Our first public report under this Act was submitted in December 2008 EMS Environmental Management System which Involves a series of procedures governing an organisation s environmental performance against set standards EPA Variously the Environmental Protection Authority or Agency in Australian jurisdictions which can have environmental regulatory project assessment or standard setting roles dependent upon individual legislation Fugitive emissions Generally deliberate but not fully controlled or in all cases avoidable emissions that typically result from leaks from pumps pipes and valves For example methane emitted from coal mine seams and vapour emitted when petroleum storage tanks are filled Gigajoule Unit of energy equivalent to 1 000 000 000 joules Greenhouse gases GHG Gases such as carbon dioxide methane and nitrous oxide which contribute to retention of heat in the earth s lower atmosphere International Organisation for Standardisation ISO ISO publishes internationally agreed standards covering areas such as quality management the ISO 9000 series and environmental management ISO 14000 Liquefied petroleum gas LPG A combination of predominantly propane and butane extracted from natural gas or as a by product of petroleum refining Liquefied natural gas LNG Comprising predominantly methane it is produced from natural gas that has been purified refrigerated and condensed to liquid form Lost Time Injury LTI An LTI is any work injury which causes absence for one day or a work shift or more Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate LTIFR The main calculation we use to measure the past year s workplace safety performance It is calculated by dividing the number of LTIs by total hours worked multiplied by one million MegaWatt hour Known by the acronym MWh

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  • Wesfarmers Sustainability Report 2009 | Company Structure
    scorecard Focus for the future Wesfarmers response to the Victorian bushfire tragedy Coles Home Improvement and Office Supplies Bunnings Office Supplies Target Kmart Resources Insurance Chemicals and Fertilisers Industrial and Safety Energy Independent assurance statement Glossary Company structure Feedback Downloads

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  • Wesfarmers Sustainability Report 2009 | Feedback
    future Wesfarmers response to the Victorian bushfire tragedy Coles Home Improvement and Office Supplies Bunnings Office Supplies Target Kmart Resources Insurance Chemicals and Fertilisers Industrial and Safety Energy Independent assurance statement Glossary Company structure Feedback Downloads Contact us Feedback Your

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  • Wesfarmers Sustainability Report 2009 | Downloads
    tragedy Coles Home Improvement and Office Supplies Bunnings Office Supplies Target Kmart Resources Insurance Chemicals and Fertilisers Industrial and Safety Energy Independent assurance statement Glossary Company structure Feedback Downloads Contact us Downloads Sustainability Report 2009 PDF file 5 8mb To

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  • Wesfarmers Sustainability Report 2009 | Search
    scorecard Focus for the future Wesfarmers response to the Victorian bushfire tragedy Coles Home Improvement and Office Supplies Bunnings Office Supplies Target Kmart Resources Insurance Chemicals and Fertilisers Industrial and Safety Energy Independent assurance statement Glossary Company structure Feedback Downloads Contact us Your search results To refine your search enter one or more keywords Note that and wildcards are supported You must have JavaScript enabled to use the search facility

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  • Downloads | Debt Investors | Investors
    Collection Our Partners Centenary Community Concert Investors Investor Centre Home Corporate Calendar Shareholder Information Share registry General Meetings Direct Voting Dividend Information Dividend investment plan Capital returns rights issues and rearrangements Wesfarmers Partially Protected Shares WESN ASX announcements Corporate Governance Recent Reports Five year financial history Share price details Results Presentations Email alerts Corporate Transactions Coles acquisition 2008 Pro Rata Entitlement Offer 2009 Pro Rata Entitlement Offer Debt Investors Frequently

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