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WAREHOUSE GROUP LIMITED (THE)

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The Warehouse Group is a New Zealand-based retailer. The company offers a wide range of products from clothing, entertainment, technology and music to sporting, gardening, grocery and many others. Founded in 1982, the company operates 86 stores throughout New Zealand with over 8,500 team members from Kaitaia in the north to Invercargill in the south. The Warehouse Group reported sales of $NZ 1.76 billion in 2007.

Ticker: WHS ISIN: NZWHSE0001S6
Address: 26 The Warehouse Way Akoranga Drive Northcote , New Zealand , Auckland , AUC , 1001 Website: WAREHOUSE GROUP LIMITED (THE)
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Basic Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Ratings

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WAREHOUSE GROUP LIMITED (THE) 66 63 73 63 65
Retail
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All company average 55 55 56 58 52
New Zealand
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Percentile Rankings

Rankings are in percentile terms, compared to other companies in the same industry and country Overall Community Employees Environment Governance
WAREHOUSE GROUP LIMITED (THE) 96% 82% 93% 67% 87%
Retail
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New Zealand
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Community Dev & Philanthropy Product Human Rights & Supply Chain Compensation & Benefits Diversity & Labor Rights Training, Health & Safety
WAREHOUSE GROUP LIMITED (THE)
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Retail
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All company average 53 54 55 58 55 55
New Zealand
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Environment Governance
Energy & Climate Change Environmant Policy & Reporting Resource Management Board Leadership Ethics Transparency & Reporting
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All company average 57 58 57 50 55 51
New Zealand
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Percentile rankings

Rankings are in percentile terms, compared to other companies in the same industry and country Community Employees
Community Dev & Philantrophy Product Human Rights & Supply Chain Compensation & Benefits Diversity & Labor Rights Training, Health & Safety
WAREHOUSE GROUP LIMITED (THE) 97% 64% 54% 50% 99% 98%
Retail
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New Zealand
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Environment Governance
Energy & Climate Change Environment Policy & Reporting Resource Management Board Leadership Ethics Transparency & Reporting
WAREHOUSE GROUP LIMITED (THE) 68% 67% 63% 98% 80% 65%
Retail
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New Zealand
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Data source element name Minimum value Value provided by datasource Maximum value Data description
Carbon Disclosure Project 2012 Full Data
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2012 Performance Band E D A NA
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8.8a. Please provide the emissions in metric tonnes CO2e 0.05 NA 13638000
0.4. Currency selection Please select the currency in which you would like to submit your response. All financial information contained in the response should be in this currency. NZD ($)
0.6. Modules NA As part of the Investor CDP information request, electric utilities, companies with electric utility activities or assets, companies in the automobile or auto component manufacture sectors and companies in the oil and gas industry should complete suppleme
1. Attachments NA NA NA
1. Further Information NA NA NA
1.1. Where is the highest level of direct responsibility for climate change within your company? No individual or committee with overall responsibility for climate change Senior Manager/Officer Individual/Sub-set of the Board or other committee appointed by the Board
1.2. Do you provide incentives for the management of climate change issues, including the attainment of targets? No No Yes
11. Attachments NA NA NA
11. Further Information NA NA NA
11.1. What percentage of your total operational spend in the reporting year was on energy? More than 0% but less than or equal to 5% More than 5% but less than or equal to 10% More than 95% but less than or equal to 100%
12. Attachments NA
12. Further Information NA
12.1. How do your absolute emissions (Scope 1 and 2 combined) for the reporting year compare to the previous year? Increased
12.1a Reason of change Emissions reduction activities, Divestment, Acquisitions, Mergers, Change in output, Change in methodology, Change in boundary, Change in physical operating conditions, Unidentified, Other
14. Attachments NA NA NA
14. Further Information NA NA NA
14.1. Do you participate in any emission trading schemes? No, and we do not currently anticipate doing so in the next two years No, but we anticipate doing so in the next 2 years Yes
14.1b. What is your strategy for complying with the schemes in which you participate or anticipate participating? Our strategy is to align the the CarbonZero/CEMARS organisation who manage transactions. To qualify for transactions with CarbonZero/CEMARS requires The Warehouse to provide audited emissions reporting to scope 3 (as currently done), and then auditing o
14.2. Has your company originated any project-based carbon credits or purchased any within the reporting period? No No Yes
2. Attachments NA NA NA
2. Further Information NA NA NA
2.1. Please select the option that best describes your risk management procedures with regard to climate change risks and opportunities NA Integrated into multi-disciplinary company wide risk management processes NA
2.1a. Please provide further details (see guidance) NA i) The Warehouse reviews climate change risks primarily in terms of future cost pressures that may arise as the result of climate change legislation (New Zealand's Emissions Trading Scheme); and reputational impacts in regard to both consumers and investo NA
2.2. Is climate change integrated into your business strategy? No Yes Yes
2.2a. Please describe the process and outcomes (see guidance) NA i) The Warehouse’s business strategy is explicitly influenced as a community and environment strategy is one of the primary strategy pillars. The business strategy was developed by Executive Management, and was then presented to the Board for approval. Th NA
2.2b. Please explain why not NA NA NA
2.3. Do you engage in activities that could either directly or indirectly influence policy on climate change through any of the following? (tick all that apply) Yes
2.3a. Please explain (i) the engagement process and (ii) actions you are advocating NA NA NA
2.3b. Are you on the Board of any trade associations or provide funding beyond membership? No
2.3d. Do you publically disclose a list of all the research organizations that you fund? NA
3. Attachments NA NA NA
3. Further Information NA NA NA
3.1. Did you have an emissions reduction target that was active (ongoing or reached completion) in the reporting year? No No Absolute and intensity targets
3.1e. Please explain (i) why not; and (ii) forecast how your emissions will change over the next five years NA i) No explicit targets have been applied as The Warehouse actively monitors emissions levels and investigates any increases in emissions (though this is acknowledged as a weak substitute for targets – targets are being implemented in the 2014 Financial Ye NA
3.2. Does the use of your goods and/or services directly enable GHG emissions to be avoided by a third party? No No Yes
3.2a. Please provide details (see guidance) NA NA NA
3.3c Number of methods used to drive investment in emissions reduction activities. 0 2 13 Number of methods used to drive investment in emissions reduction activities.
3.3c. What methods do you use to drive investment in emissions reduction activities? NA Dedicated budget for energy efficiency, Lower return on investment (ROI) specification NA
4. Attachments NA
4. Have you published information about your company’s response to climate change and GHG emissions performance for this reporting year in other places than in your CDP response? - Further Information NA
4.1. Have you published information about your company’s response to climate change and GHG emissions performance for this reporting year in other places than in your CDP response? 1 The number of corporate annual reports and voluntary publications (complete and/or underway) made about the company’s response to climate change and GHG emissions performance
5. Attachments NA NA NA
5. Further Information NA NA NA
5.1. Have you identified any climate change risks (current or future) that have potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure? Tick all that apply NA Risks driven by changes in regulation; Risks driven by changes in physical climate parameters; Risks driven by changes in other climate-related developments NA
5.1a. Climate change risks driven by changes in regulation Yes
5.1c. Climate change risks driven by change in physical climate parameters Yes
5.1d. Please describe (i) the potential financial implications of the risk before taking action; (ii) the methods you are using to manage this risk; and (iii) the costs associated with these actions NA ID: TEMi) The cost of increases in temperature cooling and ventilation is likely to be offset by energy efficiency initiatives over the next few years. ii) Auditing of existing HVAC equipment has been conducted across many sites, identifying sites with th NA
5.1e.Climate change risks driven by changes in other climate-related developments Yes
5.1f. Please describe (i) the potential financial implications of the risk before taking action; (ii) the methods you are using to manage this risk; (iii) the costs associated with these actions NA ID: REP i) The financial implications of a weak reputation are considerably reduced sales. ii) This risk is being managed by being transparent with the public on The Warehouse’s emissions and initatives. iii) There are costs associated with the annual NA
5.1g. Please explain why you do not consider your company to be exposed to risks driven by changes in regulation that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure NA NA NA
5.1h. Please explain why you do not consider your company to be exposed to risks driven by physical climate parameters that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure NA NA NA
5.1i. Please explain why you do not consider your company to be exposed to risks driven by changes in other climate-related developments that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure NA NA NA
6. Attachments NA NA NA
6. Further Information NA NA NA
6.1. Have you identified any climate change opportunities (current or future) that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure? Tick all that apply NA Opportunities driven by changes in physical climate parameters; Opportunities driven by changes in other climate-related developments NA
6.1. Have you identified any climate change opportunities (current or future) that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure? -Transparency Yes
6.1c. Please describe the opportunities that are driven by changes in physical climate parameters Yes
6.1e. Please describe the opportunities that are driven by changes in other climate-related developments Yes
6.1f. Please describe (i) the potential financial implications of the opportunity; (ii) the methods you are using to manage this opportunity; (iii) the costs associated with these actions NA ID: REP i) There is a likely increase in sales though the amount has not yet been estimated. ii) How to best utilise this opportunity is currently being investigated. iii) The costs associated with these are yet to be quantified. ID: BEH i) There NA
6.1g. Please explain why you do not consider your company to be exposed to opportunities driven by changes in regulation that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure NA While The Warehouse see regulatory risks, it sees no clear opportunties in the current or forseeable legislative landscape. There are remote opportunities, for example regulations related to making funding available for recycling schemes - thereby reducin NA
6.1h. Please explain why you do not consider your company to be exposed to opportunities driven by physical climate parameters that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure NA NA NA
6.1i. Please explain why you do not consider your company to be exposed to opportunities driven by changes in other climate-related developments that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure NA NA NA
7. Attachments NA NA NA
7. Further Information NA NA NA
8.2. Please provide your gross global Scope 1 emissions figure in metric tonnes CO2e NA Gross global Scope 1 emissions figure in metric tonnes CO2e for 2011 - 2012/01 Jan 2012 - 31 Dec 2012 reporting period
8.3. Please provide your gross global Scope 2 emissions figures in metric tonnes CO2e NA
8.4. Are there are any sources (e.g. facilities, specific GHGs, activities, geographies, etc.) of Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions which are not included in your disclosure? NA No NA Proportion of Scope 1 emissions that are verified/assured for 2011 - 2012/01 Jan 2012 - 31 Dec 2012 reporting period
2013 Performance Band E C A NA
2013 Score 0 79 100 NA
0. Attachments NA NA NA If you have not been presented with a sector module that you consider would be appropriate for your company to answer, please select the module below. If you wish to view the questions first, please see https://www.cdproject.net/en-US/Programmes/Pages/Mor
0. Further Information NA NA NA If you are in these sectors (according to the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS)), the corresponding sector modules will be marked as default options to your information request. If you want to query your classification, please email respond@c
0.1. Introduction - Please give a general description and introduction to your organization. NA The Warehouse is New Zealand’s largest general merchandise retailer with approximately 7.7% market share of the non-food retail sector and 39% of the department store sector. The Warehouse has 89 stores trading nationwide (during the reporting period), ca NA
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ceo:numberOfRatings 1 0 4026 The number of ratings of the CEO
ceo:pctApprove 0 0 100 Percent of ratings of the CEO that were approving
ceo:title NA The title of the company's CEO
employer:numberOfRatings 1 4 6549 The number of Glassdoor users who have rated this company as a place to work.
Glassdoor Employer Ratings 1 4 5 The Top Companies for Work-Life Balance list is based on employee feedback shared in company reviews on Glassdoor.
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Size NA Large NA NA
Region NA Oceania NA NA
Report Html Address NA NA NA NA
Report Pdf Address NA http://www.thewarehouse.co.nz/is-bin/intershop.static/WFS/TWL-Site/TWL-B2C/en_NZ/content/Society%20and%20Environment/Reports/the-warehouse-2011-community-environment-report.pdf NA NA
Report reference IFC Performance Standards? NA No NA NA
Report reference ISO Standards? NA No NA NA
Report Title NA The Warehouse 2011 Community and Environment Report NA NA
Sector NA Retailers NA NA
Sector Supplements (Final) NA Not Applicable NA NA
Application Level Undeclared Undeclared A+ G3 Application Levels indicate to which extent the GRI Guidelines have been utilized in the reporting and which set and number of disclosures have been addressed in the reporting. There are three Application Levels A, B and C.
Country (HQ) NA New Zealand NA NA
Date Added To Sr List NA May 14, 2013 NA NA
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Corporate Governance 3 0.2 0 The scores for each ESG scope issue ranges from 0-3. The scoring refers to the number of times the company was criticized in relation to that scope issue: 0 = little or no exposure in the past 4 years; 1 = 5 direct relations in the past 4 years; 2 = 10 direct relations in the past 4 years; 3 = 20 direct relations in the past 4 years.
Current RRI 86 0 0 The RepRisk Index (RRI) is a quantitative risk measure that captures criticism and quantifies a company's exposure to controversial environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. It does not measure a company's overall reputation, but rather is an indicator of their reputational risk.The Current RRI value indicates the current level of criticism about a company.
Employee Relations 3 0 0 The scores for each ESG scope issue ranges from 0-3. The scoring refers to the number of times the company was criticized in relation to that scope issue: 0 = little or no exposure in the past 4 years; 1 = 5 direct relations in the past 4 years; 2 = 10 direct relations in the past 4 years; 3 = 20 direct relations in the past 4 years.
Environmental FootPrint 3 0 0 The scores for each ESG scope issue ranges from 0-3. The scoring refers to the number of times the company was criticized in relation to that scope issue: 0 = little or no exposure in the past 4 years; 1 = 5 direct relations in the past 4 years; 2 = 10 direct relations in the past 4 years; 3 = 20 direct relations in the past 4 years.
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