Key reports and policies:

ETHICAL SOURCING

Myer is committed to sourcing merchandise that is produced in safe working conditions, where the human rights of workers are respected. This commitment is supported by our Ethical Sourcing Policy, and a framework designed to measure supplier adherence, identify breaches, and continuously improve the ethical performance of our supply chain supports the Policy.

The framework includes:

  • Transparency on the location of all factories by all new suppliers
  • Ranking of suppliers according to risk profile
  • Determining which suppliers are to be audited under the Policy
  • Detail of the audit process and 2-year cycle
  • Assessment of the risk level of issues identified during audits
  • Remedial action plan or withdrawal of supply for non-compliant Suppliers, depending on the severity of the breach

We directly source products from a range of locations, with more than 95 percent of Myer Exclusive Brands (MEBs) master brands currently sourced from China, India, Italy, Australia and Bangladesh.

For more information on our Ethical Sourcing performance in the last year, please see our Annual Report

ENERGY EFFICIENCY

Myer has developed an Energy Management Strategy for 2013-2018, with a target of reducing our energy intensity (use of energy per square meter of store space) by 10-15% by 2018, from a baseline of 190 kJ/m2/opening hour in FY2013.

We have embarked on a significant project schedule with the aim of reaching this target, with projects including:

  • Lighting efficiency upgrades
  • Upgrades to building controls
  • Heating and Cooling system repairs and upgrades
  • Temperature and time-clock adjustments
  • Energy data monitoring and reporting to all our stores
  • Education and behaviour change

Waste and Recycling

Our Commitment to reducing waste and increasing recycling of packaging enabled us to recycle 60 percent of our total waste stream in FY2016, and we expect to see continued reductions in the coming year as the benefits of recycling optimisation projects are realised.

 

Material

FY2013

FY2014

FY2015

FY2016

Recycling

Cardboard and paper

3,915

3,520

3,618

3,774

 

Plastic film (LDPE)

420

445

368

473

 

Hanger reuse

494

406

417

410

 

Damaged and unsold stock

42

73

69

315

 

Timber pallets

124

281

163

 

Security tags

70

91

68

87

 

Metals

22

66

65

 

Alternative waste treatment

6

               0

94

62

 

Bottles and cans

58

45

43

40

 

Printer cartridges

0

               0

               1

               1

 

Total recycling (tonnes)

5,006

4,726

5,026

5,390

Waste

Waste to landfill (tonnes)

4,166

3,637

3,589

3,525

 

Diversion Rate (% recycled)

55

57

58

60