Wesfarmers announces three senior executive appointments

Perth, Australia, 2017-May-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — Wesfarmers today (29 May 2017) announced three senior executive appointments as part of the Group’s leadership transition next financial year. Wesfarmers Deputy Chief Executive Officer and incoming Managing Director Rob Scott said he was pleased to be able to confirm the important leadership roles in advance of […]

Wesfarmers achieves highest result for an Australian company in food and staples sector in 2016 Dow Jones Sustainability Index

Perth, Australia, 2016-Dec-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Wesfarmers has achieved its highest score in the recently released 2016 Dow Jones Sustainability Index – 82 out of 100, a jump of 11 percentage points on the previous year. This is the highest result for an Australian company in the food and staples sector and two […]

Wesfarmers with 82 out of 100 score in 2016 Dow Jones Sustainability Index

Perth, Australia, 2016-Sep-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Wesfarmers has achieved its highest score in the recently released 2016 Dow Jones Sustainability Index – 82 out of 100, a jump of 11 percentage points on the previous year. This is the highest result for an Australian company in the food and staples sector and two points […]

Wesfarmers announces the retirement of Wesfarmers Resources Managing Director Stewart Butel

Perth, Australia, 2016-May-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — Wesfarmers today announced the forthcoming retirement of Stewart Butel, Managing Director of Wesfarmers Resources since 2006. Mr Butel will retire at the end of July, supporting a smooth leadership transition in the Resources business, which includes Wesfarmers Curragh and Wesfarmers’ 40 per cent interest in the Bengalla coal […]

Wesfarmers’ acquisition of the Homebase business completed; adds 15,000 new employees

PERTH, Australia, 2016-Mar-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Wesfarmers’ acquisition of the Homebase business from Home Retail Group plc (LSE:HOME) has been completed. Wesfarmers Managing Director Richard Goyder welcomed the completion of the acquisition which will add 15,000 new employees in the United Kingdom and Ireland to the Wesfarmers Group this week. “We welcome our new employees and […]

Wesfarmers Managing Director Richard Goyder on Homebase acquisition: long-term value creation opportunity for Bunnings

Acquisition overview Acquisition of 100 per cent of Home Retail Group plc’s (Home Retail Group) holding in Homebase for £340 million (A$705 million)¹ Unanimously supported by the Board of Home Retail Group Expected to complete in the first quarter of calendar year 2016, subject to approval by Home Retail Group shareholders and its banking syndicate […]

Wesfarmers’ 2016 half-year results will be announced on Wednesday 24 February 2016

Perth, Australia, 2016-Jan-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Manager Company Announcements Office Australian Securities Exchange ADVANCE NOTICE – 2016 HALF-YEAR RESULTS Wesfarmers’ 2016 half-year results (including second quarter retail sales results) will be announced on Wednesday 24 February 2016. An analyst briefing will be held at 10:00am (AWST) / 1:00pm (AEDT) following the release of the […]

Wesfarmers released its online 2015 Sustainability Report; 40 case studies from across the Group

Wesfarmers today (19 October 2015) released its online 2015 Sustainability Report. PERTH, AUSTRALIA, 2015-10-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — The report details the company’s performance against its 10 community and environmental impact principles in the areas of people, sourcing, community, environment and governance. The report also addresses the sustainability performance of each of Wesfarmers’ businesses […]

Wesfarmers announces organisational restructure and senior management changes that will streamline the Group’s management and better position it for future growth

PERTH, Australia, 2015-8-12— /EPR Retail News/ — Wesfarmers has announced an organisational restructure and senior management changes that will streamline the Group’s management and better position it for future growth. Wesfarmers’ three industrial businesses – Chemicals, Energy and Fertilisers (WesCEF), Resources, and Industrial and Safety (WIS) – will be clustered under a new Industrials Division […]

Wesfarmers donates $5 million to the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research to establish Western Australia’s first Professorial Chair in Women’s Cancers

Perth, Australia, 2014-11-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — A substantial philanthropic gift from Wesfarmers will have a major impact on women’s cancer research in Western Australia. The Chairman of the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, Laurence Iffla, announced that Wesfarmers has donated $5 million to the Perkins to establish Western Australia’s first Professorial Chair in […]