Blackmores Corporate values & employee benefits Maurice Blackmores' passion for natural healthcare continues to be at the heart of what we do today. It is not just a philosophy; it is how we do business. This passion is something we ask all employees to share. Blackmores’ success is closely linked to the way we focus on our customers; think innovatively; act responsibly toward each other, the environment and our local community; and strive to demonstrate our values. Our company values Blackmores’ values are woven into every fibre of our organisation. These values - known as PIRLS - are both behavioural and aspirational. They underpin our work practices and are supported by legal policies and procedures. PIRLS form our core organisational values and incorporate: Passion for Natural Health: Our enthusiasm and belief in a natural, holistic approach to health inspires us to excellence in everything we do. Integrity We are honest, trustworthy and committed to the highest standards of personal, professional and business behaviour. Respect We treat each other with fairness, dignity and compassion and we embrace diversity. Leadership As a company, in teams and as individuals, we use our wisdom, experience and knowledge to inspire and influence everyone to be their best. Social Responsibility Our actions demonstrate our care, respect and compassion for our people, the broader community and the environment. The benefits of working with us Blackmores' belief in the importance of recruiting and retaining the best people, developing leading products and nurturing a passion for what we do is the foundation of our approach to working as a team. Much of our success is underpinned by attracting and retaining high quality staff that share our values and understand what we are trying to achieve together. We ask a lot of each other: open communication, professionalism, performance, and a genuine belief in our business goals and corporate culture. Blackmores is committed to providing a working environment that fosters satisfied and engaged employees who share a common desire to be their best. We do this by: 1. Flexible and family-friendly workplace ‘Working Together’ The Blackmores Enterprise Agreement (EA) Through our EA, staff told us what they needed to make Blackmores a great place to work, and we listened. Blackmores’ longstanding agreement was recently renegotiated and endorsed by Fair Work Australia to create a working environment that is fair, flexible and practical. Flexible workplace Blackmores is supportive of our employees who work part-time (20%), in job share arrangements, and over ‘split’ shifts or with flexible hours so that they can more easily manage their work/life balance. Parental leave Paid parental leave (12 weeks) and paid short paternity leave (two weeks) is provided for eligible permanent staff. 2. Staff wellbeing Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Our EAP offers employees the opportunity to obtain professional, confidential counselling to assist with personal problems and difficulties. Staff Liaison Committee (SLC) The SLC facilitates and monitors a workplace environment with strong two-way communication between management and staff. The SLC is designed to be mutually beneficial and improve the standard of working life and the overall performance of all employees. Subsidised café The Blackmores’ Campus features an inviting staff café providing a wide range of healthy, nutritious meals and refreshments for staff at subsidised prices. Wellness centre The staff Wellness Centre is at the heart of the building and incorporates treatment rooms for massage and naturopathy, a yoga and pilates area, gym with updated equipment, changing facilities and a 20 metre lap pool. Discounted products Blackmores’ staff receive substantial discounts on the Blackmores’ range of products. 3. Financial Security Competitive remuneration and 'no cost' superannuation Blackmores acknowledges the importance of financial security for its employees and makes every attempt to assist them in this area through competitive remuneration, 'no cost' superannuation, financial support when sick, and a share acquisition plan. Profit Share All permanent employees are eligible to participate in Blackmores’ Profit Share Scheme. Professional Development Blackmores encourages professional development through financial and study assistance. 4. Encouraging Healthy Values Community Day Permanent staff members are entitled to one Community Day each year to take a day out of the office to do volunteer work with their favourite charitable community organisation. Matched Donations Charitable Scheme Employees are encouraged to participate in a charitable scheme whereby 0.5% of their taxable pay is deducted each payday and placed in an interest-bearing trust account. The Company matches this and twice yearly each participating employee nominates a registered charity to receive the donation.