Human Rights

Human Rights

TWE is committed to building a high performing organisation by driving an inclusive, supportive and collaborative culture; growing our people’s capability; and operating efficiently and sustainably.

A key part of this is ensuring our peoples’ human rights, labour rights, and health, safety and wellbeing are respected and upheld through company-wide policy, standards, and procedures that protect permanent, temporary and contract employees. The United Nations (UN) Global Compact’s ten principles, six of which relate to human rights and labour, and various international standards and principles, are incorporated into internal resources as necessary and are embedded across the Company by the Human Resources arm of TWE’s People and Communications function. 

The Human Resources team report regularly to the Human Resources Committee of the Board on items of risk, opportunity and performance relevant to people. Relevant initiatives are publicly reported in TWE’s Annual Reports, Workplace Gender Equity Agency Report (Australia) and the Annual Statement on the Prevention of Modern Slavery. 

Modern Slavery Prevention

TWE is committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking in its corporate activities and global supply chain. The Company provides public information on the actions it takes to understand, address and prevent modern slavery through its Annual Statement on the Prevention of Modern Slavery, which is published on the homepage of this website and is available below.

  • F18 Statement on Preventing Modern Slavery Thursday, 23 August 2018 pdf 181 kB Download

Whistleblower

TWE’s Whistleblower Policy is supported by a confidential whistleblower service, which is administered independently by an external service provider (Deloitte). This service offers local toll free numbers to reflect our major operating regions, which include services in local languages for China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom and the United States if America (US).

You can view TWE's Whistleblower Policy here.

Diversity and Inclusion

TWE is made up of individuals as diverse as its wines and the people who enjoy them. 
We are committed to creating an inclusive, supportive and collaborative culture to attract and retain the best possible talent, and create an environment where people from diverse backgrounds can fulfil their potential. Our diversity and inclusion program, which is guided by TWE’s Diversity and Inclusion Policy and strategy, drives performance against this priority and focuses on gender, flexibility and inclusion.

Visit the Diversity and Inclusion web-page for more information.

Supply Chain Management

TWE’s standards on human rights, labour (including labour conditions, child labour and forced labour), discrimination, health and safety and the environment are extended to its supply chain through the Company’s Responsible Procurement Code (RPC).

The RPC outlines TWE's expectation of its suppliers, including labour hire suppliers, to comply with standards in relation to the conduct of, and expectations placed on, the suppliers’ (including labour hire providers’) officers, employees and contractors.

 

 

The RPC has been embedded as a prerequisite in TWE's partner engagement and tender processes, and is included in TWE’s supplier contract templates globally. The RPC is available in English and Simplified Chinese, you can access both version below.

Responsible Procurement Code (English)

Responsible Procurement Code (Simplified Chinese)

Volunteering and Community Engagement

TWE is committed to having a positive impact in the communities in which it operates. A key part of this commitment is giving back to those communities through corporate volunteering, fundraising and community donation initiatives.

Group of Treasury Wine Estates staff who assisted Biofarm during Global Volunteering Week, May 2015

Volunteering and Community Engagement

TWE is committed to having a positive impact in the communities in which it operates. A key part of this commitment is giving back to those communities through corporate volunteering, fundraising and community donation initiatives.

Employee Volunteering 

The centrepiece of TWE’s community engagement is the annual Global Volunteering Week. This event forms a platform to co-ordinate employee volunteering efforts across the world and build long-term partnerships with organisations.  
In F18, the week saw more than 1400 employees volunteer with more than 75 charitable partner organisations across the globe. In F18, the value of TWE’s corporate volunteering efforts was over 10,000 hours. Volunteering efforts included food preparation and serving, packing and sorting household and school items for those in need, clearing local waterways and conservation areas, and rehabilitating natural spaces.

Fundraising Boost

TWE also supports employees to contribute to their local community through our corporate fundraising program – Fundraising Boost. The program matches money raised by employees for causes close to their hearts, up to a capped value. The program is offered to all TWE employees and in F18 close to A$37,000 was donated to a variety of causes.

TWE is committed to having a positive impact in the communities in which it operates. A key part of this commitment is giving back to those communities through corporate volunteering, fundraising and community donation initiatives.

Community Donations

TWE offers long standing charitable partners and local organisations with a connection to TWE’s people and regions, product and monetary contributions. In 2018, TWE supported the Napa, Sonoma and Lake County areas on recovery efforts from the devastating fires in October 2017, and communities in Texas and the Caribbean as they worked to recover from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The Company’s donations to local natural disaster relief funds totalled US$140,000 and was distributed for the provision of medical care, temporary shelter, meals and counselling.

Visit the Charitable Donations and Product Discount FAQ page for more information.

Health & Safety and Wellbeing

Health & Safety and Wellbeing

TWE cares for its employees because everyone’s life is important, and every employee deserves to go home safe, every day.

The safety of our people is every employee’s responsibility. It is referenced as a strategic imperative in the TWE Strategy and specific measures and targets are included in the Executive Leadership Team’s annual key performance objectives, which are cascaded throughout the organisation.
TWE’s Global Health, Safety and Wellbeing (HSW) Strategy has three Strategic Initiatives and six Global Priority Programs, illustrated below.

In F18, TWE’s HSW Strategy led to a number of key achievements, including:

  • Approximately 90% of employees attended a 60-90 minute training session, which introduced the Destination Zero Harm (DZH) program, its objectives, and the concept of mindfulness.
  • Increased health and safety communications, shared learnings and controls of incidents and their root causes across the global health and safety network.
  • Upgraded the Company’s incident reporting system to include DZH behavioural reporting.
  • 24 months of actual and potential serious incident data was captured and combined to develop a Serious Incident Frequency Rate (SIFR) indicator, which measures serious incidents per million hours worked. In F18, the indicator commenced being reported to the Board and Executive Leadership Team.
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