Material topic disclosures - Strong communities

GRI Standard Disclosure Reference           Remarks/omission

Sustainable procurement

GRI 103: Management Approach 2016 103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its boundary

Material issues - PP pg 2

Customers and community DMA

103-2 The management approach and its boundary

Customers and community DMA

Strong communities - PP pg 19

 
103-3 Evaluation of the management approach

Customers and community DMA

Strong communities - PP pg 19

 
GRI 308: Supplier Environmental Assessment 2016 308-1 New suppliers that were screened using environmental criteria

Strong communities - PP pg 19

 
 
308-2 Negative environmental impacts in the supply chain and actions taken   In FY17 Dexus did not identify any significant actual or potential negative environmental impacts through monitoring of its supply chain. Dexus continues to enhance its supplier engagement and assessment process to improve data collection and reporting regarding supplier performance including environmental impacts. 
GRI 412: Human Rights Assessment 2016 412-1 Operations that have been subject to human rights reviews or impact assessments

Supply chain DMA

Strong communities - PP pg 19

In FY17 Dexus updated our view of supply chain sustainability risks and identified the products and services that are most impacted by environmental and social risks including potential for human rights issues including child labour, forced labour, lack of freedom of association or lack of fair working conditions. The assessment covered all operations including property management, developments and corporate supply chains.
412-2 Employee training on human rights policies or procedures Governance DMA Dexus addresses training on human rights policies during our compliance induction program and through ongoing compliance training.
412-3 Significant investment agreements and contracts that include human rights clauses or that underwent human rights screening

Supply chain DMA

Strong communities - PP pg 19

Dexus engages with like-minded suppliers concerning sustainability issues and practices. Dexus communicates its expectations and general ESG requirements to all suppliers and requires each one to operate in line with a Supplier Code of Conduct as well as understand Dexus’s procurement requirements and commitments outlined in its Sustainable Procurement Policy.

With each supplier engagement Dexus seeks to ensure that investment considerations:

  • Address impact on supply chains and adhere to Dexus’s Supplier Code of Conduct including materials, contractors, consultants and other professional services
  • Are in line with recognised and accepted local labour and employment practices where that investment results in employment or engagement of suppliers, contractors and professional service providers

Specific standards regarding ESG are agreed with contractors based on the prepared design brief. All work carried out must comply with the brief.

GRI 414: Supplier Social Assessment 2016 414-1 New suppliers that were screened using social criteria Strong communities - PP pg 19
 
414-2 Negative social impacts in the supply chain and actions taken Strong communities - PP pg 19 In FY17 Dexus continued to monitor industry dialogue regarding labour practices and the potential impacts within its supply chain, with no actual impacts identified through monitoring of suppliers. Dexus continues to enhance its supplier engagement and assessment process to improve data collection and reporting regarding supplier performance including labour practices.
GRI 204: Procurement Practices 2016 204-1 Proportion of spending on local suppliers  Strong communities - PP pg 19 100% of operational expenditure for the group's managed portfolio are Australian based suppliers (includes Australian divisions of international companies).