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Supplier inclusion and diversity

We proactively seek to increase opportunities for suppliers who have traditionally been underrepresented in our community.

As an organisation that purchases a vast range of products and services, we recognise the opportunities our supply chain creates to drive positive social and environmental change.

Through our Supplier Inclusion and Diversity Policy (PDF 263KB), we have committed to increase opportunities in our supply chain for businesses that are driven by a social or environmental mission, or that support people who have traditionally been financially excluded. 

We also encourage all of our suppliers to value inclusion and diversity within their own operations.

We are interested in developing relationships with:

  • Indigenous owned businesses (at least 51% owned and controlled).
  • Businesses owned by women (at least 51% owned and controlled).
  • Australian Disability Enterprises.
  • Social Enterprises.
  • B Corporations.

If you are a business that fits this criteria, register your interest to become a supplier to Westpac by filling in this Registration Form.

You can also refer to the Westpac Group Supplier Playbook (PDF 987KB) which helps suppliers understand how we work and what we look for when selecting a supplier.

Read more about our approach in Supplier Inclusion and Diversity at Westpac (PDF 707KB).

Related initiatives to support suppliers 

Our commitment to Supplier Inclusion and Diversity is supported by the following initiatives:

  • Westpac has been a member of Supply Nation since 2010, giving us access to Indigenous businesses that are currently part of the Supply Nation network.
  • Westpac was the first Australian corporate member of WeConnect, a not-for-profit connecting women owned businesses with corporate buyers.
  • Westpac is the only Australian bank with a Women's Markets team exclusively dedicated to supporting women, through Ruby Connection.
  • Westpac Foundation supports the improvement of community wellbeing across Australia through the support of not-for-profit organisations.
  • A supporter of people with disability through our Accessibility Action Plan.
  • A strong supporter of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities, including both our customers and our employees through our Reconciliation Action Plan.
  • Partner of Many Rivers providing a hand up to aspiring business owners unable to access mainstream financial services through micro loans.
  • Provider of money management help for individuals, businesses and community groups through Westpac’s Davidson Institute.