A Picture Speaks a Thousand Words
We have started our journey to become Australia's most sustainable and responsible retailer, and this image captures our vision beautifully. This photo, taken at last year's Mother's Day Classic, captures the six key elements of our new Social Responsibility and Sustainability Strategy, which we call our Good Business Journey.
It speaks to David Jones supporting community causes that our customers and employees care about. It speaks to the physical and mental wellbeing of our employees and their families, beyond health and safety in the workplace; and it speaks to promoting greater diversity in the community.
It also speaks to improving work/life balance and the desire for our people to feel like they are part of something bigger, which we know are key drivers of employee engagement.
It speaks to our relationship with the natural environment and the real motivation for continually improving our environmental performance. And, it speaks to our ethical sourcing program and challenges us to ask the question, where does that pink tank-top come from... and who made it?
Importantly, this image speaks to our Good Business Journey being a "people first" strategy that is interwoven into our sense of identity here at David Jones, as we strive to become Australia's most sustainable and responsible retailer.
Our Good Business Journey is our commitment to improve our impact in the areas of employee engagement, wellbeing, diversity, community investment, ethical sourcing and the environment. It's a broad and ambitious plan that we think will drive positive change in our community and ensure that David Jones continues to respond to the changing expectations of our stakeholders. Find out more about our Social Responsibility and Sustainability Strategy, by clicking here
- Jason Robertson is the Head of Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability, at David Jones