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The Index includes a national survey designed to gauge the overall impact of inclusion initiatives on organisational culture. The Index drives best practice and sets a comparative benchmark for all employers.HEALTH AND SAFETYOur vision is to become one of the safest places to work and shop and 'We are committed to maintaining a workplace that safeguards the health and wellbeing of our people, customers and visitors'. Our aspiration is ‘Destination ZERO’, a place where every day people go home free from injuries or illness. We see a safe, inclusive workplace as one that focuses on the health and wellbeing of our people, as well as their physical safety. For example, Woolworths recognises that a culture marked by bullying and discrimination will undermine the success of all other diversity and inclusion initiatives, and we expect all team members to foster a working environment free from discrimination and harassment.We use our annual team surveys as a way to measure the impact of our 'Destination ZERO' policies, and we strive for continuous improvement on our already-high scores.15WOOLWORTHS GROUPCORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY STRATEGY 2020
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MOVING TO A CIRCULAR ECONOMYOur target is ‘Towards zero food waste going to landfill’. This ambitious target was set in our ‘2007-15 Sustainability Strategy’ and it was not achieved. Currently more than half of the waste stream is still waste food, mainly due to insufficient sorting at the stores. Every year until 2020, we will achieve a year-on-year increase in tonnes of food waste diverted from landfill. This will be done through continuing reduction in stock loss, improving store waste management behaviour and improving the effectiveness of the farmers' program and the food rescue program.There are significant social benefits from zero waste as the food rescue programs offer continued opportunities to contribute to communities. Our customers expect Woolworths to partner with the community to support food rescue, farmer and regional support. Our farmer and food rescue programs complement reducing our carbon footprint while also adding value to the communities in which we operate.Australians are avid recyclers and our customers see it as our responsibility to enable them to play their part in protecting the environment by making our packaging recyclable. We therefore have a target to ‘Improve the recyclability of our Own Brand packaging and contribute to the circular economy’. Woolworths will decrease non-recyclable packaging and increase recycled content, for example, working towards the elimination of expanded polystyrene; integrating this requirement into packaging design specifications for each division by 2017 and progressively phasing out expanded polystyrene by 2020. We will also introduce clear, user-friendly recycling instructions.ENVIRONMENTALLY RESPONSIBLE SOURCINGOur customers expect us to operate in an ethical and sustainable manner, particularly for high risk commodities. We commit to sourcing all of our fish and seafood from independently verified or third party certified sources (e.g. MSC and ASC certified), obtaining sugar certification
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