Blackmores is Australia’s leading natural health company. Founded by visionary naturopath Maurice Blackmore in 1932, Blackmores combines traditional naturopathic expertise with scientific research to help people achieve optimal health and wellbeing. Committed to developing innovative natural health products and services of the highest quality, Blackmores reaches consumers in 17 markets around the world.
At Blackmores our purpose is to improve people’s lives by delivering the world’s best natural health solutions. We achieve this by translating our unrivalled heritage and knowledge into innovative, quality branded healthcare solutions that work.
OUR MATERIAL PRIORITIES CONSIDER SOCIAL, ENVIRONMENTAL AND ECONOMIC IMPACTS.
Through our extensive materiality assessment process, we considered many topics and prioritised these based on:
• Importance to stakeholders and evaluating their concerns
• Alignment with our vision, values, purpose and strategic priorities
• Potential risk and impact to the business
• Blackmores ability to impact
• Fit with guidelines on sustainability – GRI Standards
As a result, fifteen key focus topics have been identified. These topics represent both opportunities and risks for our business:
1. Work health & safety
4. Investment in research
5. Our people
8. Effluent & waste
9. Product & service compliance
10. Business performance
11. Supply chain
12. Stakeholder engagement
14. Customer privacy & data protection
Blackmores is aware of, and responding to evolving local and global sustainable development agendas which we believe represent both opportunities and risks for our business.
A comprehensive review of these areas and how they will impact our business will be conducted. These topics will form part of our next materiality assessment. These include:
1. Sustainable Development Goals
2. Modern Slavery
3. Climate Change