Westpac Group announces 2020 Sustainability Strategy
15 November 2017
15 November 2017
Westpac Group’s 2020 Sustainability Strategy released today outlines the Group’s commitment to building a sustainable future by taking action in the areas where it can have the greatest impact.
Brian Hartzer, Westpac Group CEO said that when the Group set out its first sustainability strategy fifteen years ago, it made clear its position on the responsibility of business.
“Our world is changing at an unprecedented rate, affecting how we all live and work. Through our 2020 Sustainability Strategy we want to challenge ourselves on ways to create the most meaningful economic, social and environmental impact.”
“Our strategy is centred around service and how we can best support our customers, our communities and our people as we navigate the most pressing current and emerging issues. We want to foster a fairer and more inclusive future for all.”
“It’s about all of us. We want to support our customers in both the good and the tough times, and to build innovative partnerships with industry, the social sector and government to tackle complex issues in areas where we can make a difference,” said Mr Hartzer.
Westpac Group's has three priority areas, underpinned by 28 initiatives designed to help our customers, our community and our people. It also includes a commitment to continue to lead on the Sustainability fundamentals – policies, action plans, frameworks and metrics reporting, in particular building on the climate change, human rights and reconciliation action plans developed earlier this year.
Initiatives under the three priority areas include: