Sustainable communities

For more than 106 years, Coles has been a part of Australian communities. Today, we’re one of the country’s largest employers, with over 118,000 team members employed across our whole business.

Our culture, which has health, safety and wellbeing at its core, fosters an inclusive and supportive environment where everyone feels they belong and are respected and valued.

We are proud to be Australia’s largest private sector employer of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Plan, launched in 2011, sets out Coles’ vision to reflect the communities in which we live and work by providing more opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, organisations, communities and customers to engage with our business. 

We employ more than 4,700 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across our stores, store support centres and distribution centres.

Together with our team members, customers and suppliers Coles total community support was more than $139 million in the 2020 financial year.

Click here to learn even more about sustainability across Coles Group.