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  • Products

    CSBP is a safe and reliable producer of sodium cyanide and explosive grade ammonium nitrate for the mining industry, as well as a trusted manufacturer and supplier of fertiliser and agricultural services to Western Australian growers for over 100 years.

  • Work with us
    Work with us

    CSBP is recognised as Western Australia’s leading manufacturer and supplier of chemicals, fertilisers and related services to mining, agricultural and industrial sectors throughout the world.

    Our businesses are recognised as safe, reliable and innovative industry leaders with a strong commitment to customers. We offer an inclusive work environment that celebrates diversity and the uniqueness of individual talents, experiences and ideas.

  • Supplier Management
    Supplier Management

    CSBP relies on a secure, sustainable, and internationally competitive supply chain and strong, positive supplier relationships.

    CSBP chooses to work with suppliers that share its commitment to health, safety, the environment and continued economic growth.

  • Company

    CSBP is part of Wesfarmers Chemicals, Energy & Fertilisers’ (WesCEF) portfolio of leading, sustainable businesses.  WesCEF belongs to Wesfarmers, a diversified conglomerate listed on the ASX and one of the nation’s largest employers.

    CSBP consists of several chemical and fertilisers businesses, as well as a number of subsidiaries and joint ventures.  Each business in its own right is recognised as a safe, reliable and innovative industry leader with a strong commitment to customers.

  • Community

    CSBP has been an active participant in the communities in which we operate for over 100 years. We believe we have a responsibility to get behind the our communities and, more than that, we’re proud to do so.

    We provide support in a number of different ways including, community grants, partnerships, employee giving and disaster relief.

  • Sustainability

    At CSBP we recognise that sustainability drives success.
    It is fundamental to maintaining our social license to operate, and ensuring we continue to grow a portfolio of leading, sustainable businesses.

    We believe sustainability is about understanding and managing the ways we impact the communities and environments in which we operate, to ensure that we continue to create value in the future.

Sustainability is the key to Wesfarmers Success

Recently, Wesfarmers Managing Director Rob Scott spoke with the Australian Institute of Company Directors about Wesfarmers sustainability goals, shareholder returns and how WesCEF will play a significant role in its sustainable future.

By now, you’ll be aware of Wesfarmers ambitious net-zero target for all its Divisions to be carbon neutral by 2050. In his May interview, Rob talks about juggling the ambition to combat climate change with Wesfarmers primary objective to provide satisfactory shareholder returns. 

“We don’t apologise for being very financially focused, but we believe strongly that to deliver top-quartile returns over the long term, you simply have to operate your business in a sustainable way,” he says.

Along with discussing the global challenges of moving away from fossil fuel and traditional manufacturing processes, Rob touches on the issues WesCEF face with currently limited technology. 

“There is currently no technology commercially available to produce ammonia without emitting carbon. “You can’t offset it by moving to 100 per cent renewables because the process itself produces carbon. We’re optimistic there will be technical and commercial solutions for this, but it is probably going to be over the next decade and beyond,” Rob tells Deborah.

​As well as challenges, Rob highlights opportunities for growth in sustainable markets, such as the WesCEF-led move into lithium – that involves developing a mine in Mt Holland and a concentrator and refinery in Kwinana.

Rob also touches on another important area of sustainability, Modern Slavery. Wesfarmers’ 2019–20 modern slavery statement identified 340 critical breaches across 105 suppliers. The majority of breaches included allegations of excessive overtime, transparency around recordkeeping and documentation, safety, unauthorised subcontracting and bribery.

“We shouldn’t pretend just because we are a developed Western economy that these issues [poor work practices] don’t exist in our country,” said Rob.

Wesfarmers has been reporting on sustainability​ since 1998 and using the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) to report on climate change since 2019. This year’s Sustainability Report will be released along with the Annual Report on 27 August.

​Read Rob Scott’s full Australian Institute of Company Directors article here.