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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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 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.
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: