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Supplier inclusion and diversity

As part of Westpac Group’s purpose to Help Australians Succeed, we seek to foster inclusive workplaces where every individual can participate and develop regardless of age, cultural background, disability, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, marital or family status, religious belief, sexual orientation or socio-economic background, perspective and experience.
 

We are committed to setting and embedding practices in our workplace that value and promote inclusion and diversity. 
 

With thousands of suppliers providing us with products and services, we also recognise the opportunities our supply chain creates to positively impact people through inclusive and diverse sourcing strategies and practices. 
 

Through our Supplier Inclusion & Diversity Principles (PDF 104KB), we seek to promote social and economic participation with our supplier partners.

Objectives

Through our Supplier Inclusion and Diversity Principles we aim to: 
 

  • include a more diverse range of suppliers to provide us with products and services through increasing engagement and opportunities with suppliers that:
    • are owned by, or employ, people or groups that are traditionally financially excluded and/or underrepresented in the Australian economy; 
    • have a social or environmental mission; and
  • encourage all our suppliers to demonstrate inclusion and diversity within their own operations and supply chain, including through recruitment processes and their own sourcing practices. 

 

Westpac is particularly focused on supporting inclusion opportunities in our supply chain with the following diverse business groups:
 

  • Businesses owned by Indigenous Australians
  • Businesses owned by Women
  • Social Enterprises 
  • Australian Disability Enterprises
  • B Corporations 


Further details of how we define these groups can be found in the Westpac Diverse Supplier Group Definitions (PDF 38KB).

Are you a business that fits this criteria?

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.

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 Access and Inclusion Plan.
  • A supporter of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities, including both our customers and our employees through our Reconciliation Action Plan.
  • Provider of money management help for individuals, businesses and community groups through Westpac’s Davidson Institute.