Material topic disclosures - Strong communities

GRI Standard Disclosure Reference           Remarks/omission

Sustainable procurement and supply chain monitoring

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

Material issues - PP p3

Boundaries and Independent Assurance - PP p5

Supply Chain DMA -p26

103-2 The management approach and its boundary

Supply Chain DMA - p26

Strong communities - PP p29

 
103-3 Evaluation of the management approach

Supply Chain DMA - p26

Strong communities - PP p29

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

Strong communities - Supplier screening - PP p29

 
308-2 Negative environmental impacts in the supply chain and actions taken

Strong communities - PP p29-31

Enriched environment - Delivering FY18 enriched environment commitments and Waste Management - PP p44, 46

In FY18 Dexus updated its view of supply chain sustainability risks and identified the product and service categories that are most impacted by environmental and social risks. Inherent environmental risk exposures included climate change, resource use, impacts from waste from operations and use of toxic chemicals. The assessment covered all operations including property management, developments and corporate supply chains. In addition, Dexus conducted a supplier self-assessment with dedicated questions on supply chain climate-change related impacts, use of environmental management systems and product certifications, and management practices including policies and processes. Dexus continues to enhance its supplier engagement and assessment process to improve data collection and reporting regarding supplier performance including environmental impacts.

In FY18 Dexus did not receive any complaints or grievances regarding negative environmental impact due to supplier and service provider activities. In FY18 Dexus surveyed or conducted 1,190 spot checks across suppliers representing 39% of Dexus's operational supply spend. Dexus has been working with capital works teams to reduce the environmental impact associated with strip-out waste from tenancy de-fit projects.

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 - Tackling supply chain risks - PP p30

In FY18 Dexus updated its view of supply chain sustainability risks and identified the product and service categories that are most impacted by environmental and social risks. Inherent risk exposures covered 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. In addition, Dexus conducted a supplier self-assessment with dedicated questions on human rights awareness and management practices including policies and processes. Dexus assessed 100% of its own operations for human rights issues.
412-2 Employee training on human rights policies or procedures

People and Culture DMA - Human rights due diligence - p22

Thriving People - Training and development - PP p42-43

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 - Human rights and fair work - p31

Strong communities - PP p29-31

Dexus engages with like-minded suppliers concerning sustainability issues and practices. Dexus communicates its expectations and environmental, social and governance (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 and Human Rights 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

Supply Chain DMA - Management objectives and goals - p27

Strong communities - Supplier Screening - PP p29

 
414-2 Negative social impacts in the supply chain and actions taken

Strong communities - Tackling supply chain sustainability risks - PP p30

In FY18 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 - Tackling supply chain sustainability risks - PP p30

100% of operational expenditure for the group's managed portfolio are Australian based suppliers (includes Australian divisions of international companies).