Sourcing Ethically

Kmart Australia aims to provide great products at irresistible prices for our customers while respecting human rights. We are on a journey to continuously improve our processes and ethical sourcing standards and are working closely with our suppliers, NGOs, unions and government representatives to ensure better working conditions in the countries and communities where we source.

We are committed to conducting business with the highest standards of integrity, in accordance with our international obligations and in compliance with all applicable laws and we work with suppliers who share and follow our high standards of conduct in whichever country they operate.

Kmart has joined Target Australia, our sister company within the Wesfarmers Group, to establish a combined Department Stores Ethical Sourcing Program. The ethical sourcing program is supported by our Ethical Sourcing Code (ESC), which includes minimum requirements and expectations that all suppliers must meet as a condition of doing business with Kmart and Target.

The ESC is based on our commitment to respecting the core labour standards established by the International Labour Organization (ILO), protecting and respecting human rights as set out in the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights and promoting environmental sustainability.

The ESC forms part of the contract with our suppliers and is supported by a rigorous audit program. We expect our suppliers to be honest and transparent in their dealings with us and to commit to making continuous improvements in their operations.

I welcome any questions or comments you may have. Please contact me at:

Tracie Walker
Head of Corporate Affairs and Sustainability, Wesfarmers Department Stores Division, Kmart and Target Australia Limited

Factory List
Ethical Sourcing Code (PDF)
Ethical Sourcing Code Poster (PDF)