Woolworths Holdings Limited (WHL) is a southern hemisphere retail Group that has been listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange Limited (JSE) since 1997. It is one of the top 40 JSE-listed companies and had a market capitalisation of R100.5 billion at 26 June 2016. Approximately 45% of revenue is derived from Australasian operations. WHL now employs more than 43 000 employees across 14 countries and trades in almost 1 400 store locations.
The Group trades through three operating subsidiaries, which includes Woolworths Proprietary Limited (Woolworths and WSA), Country Road Group Proprietary Limited (Country Road Group and CRG) and David Jones Pty Limited (David Jones and DJ), acquired as of 1 August 2014 and formerly listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). Woolworths Financial Services Proprietary Limited (WFS) is a joint venture with Barclays Africa Group, which holds the controlling interest.
Our footprint extends beyond our stores into our supply chain, the communities in which we operate and the communities that buy our products and use our services. We manage our broader business impact through comprehensive social, ethical and environmental policies and practices as part of our Good Business Journey.