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Wool Stocktake : AWI Annual Report 2013-14
$1,251,000 project expenditure + 23.9 AWI staff (full time equivalent) Stakeholder Engagement: This includes regional engagement events with woolgrowers, the AWI Helpline, Beyond the Bale magazine for stakeholders, and supply chain support in Australia. Finance: This strategic period will focus on consolidation and continual enhancements to the progress we made in providing a reliable and flexible business system that meets the requirements of the company in Australia and internationally. Information Technology: In this dynamic time, the role of IT is shifting and the desired outcomes are to balance the absolute need for stability and security with a more flexible ecosystem' that accounts for increased workforce mobility. Human Resources: Our goal is to have inclusive leaders who foster a culture of employee engagement and commitment by developing our current employees, recruiting strategically and providing a safe workplace. We achieve this by fostering a performance-based culture and delivering consistent HR advice, support and coaching to both managers and team members. Legal Services: AWI employs four lawyers across different parts of the organisation. Legal services are an integral support service for the businesses. The aim for this support service is to deliver high--quality and timely legal advice to business units at all times. Stakeholder Engagement: Undertake regional engagement events with woolgrowers and AWI shareholders. AWI has attended events across Australia to consult with and inform woolgrowers about AWI activities and to promote wool. Stakeholder Engagement: Undertake grower and industry consultation on specific industry challenges and opportunities. Forums held on topics including animal health and welfare, challenges and opportunities in the pastoral zone, and young growers. Stakeholder Engagement: Undertake liaison between AWI and the supply chain to assist the wool trade promote their business. Facilitation undertaken including organising visits by the overseas wool trade partners to Australian farms and providing sourcing information. Finance: Ensure forward Contracts Reserve is sufficient to cover global contractual commitments on an annual basis. Finance: Operating Reserves should be set each year end as the equivalent of 75% of operating cost for the next financial year. Finance: Maintain emergency Reserve of $5 million to cover our obligations under the EADRA. IT: High availability of systems with no planned outages-- at 99% stability. 99% uptime service-level agreement (SLA) met for major systems and networks. One breach of SLA (Network) for New York office due to the Hurricane Sandy event. IT: Internal support task respond within defined internal service levels. 87% of support requests met within SLA; others impacted by external resources. HR: Employee engagement survey undertaken, actions developed to target opportunities for improvement. HR: Action learning leadership program successfully completed by potential future leaders. HR: Paper based processes replaced by on-line electronic processes. HR: Compliance with employment laws and statutory requirements in each jurisdiction. Legal: Manage the Board's adherence to the Board and committee charters, the constitution, the Statutory Funding Agreement and other guiding documents. Adherence to all corporate governance commitments has been attained. Legal: Continue to ensure AWI's commercial needs are reflected in its contracts, using wherever possible, a range of standard contract templates. AWI has developed contract policies and procedures, including standard contract templates. Legal: Manage AWI's IP portfolio to ensure that AWI's IP assets are protected and commercialised in accordance with the IP policy. The legal and IP team provides commercial and legal advice in relation to IP and contracting globally. REPORT OF 2013/14 OPERATIONS -- GLOBAL BUSINESS SERVICES
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