Who we are
George Weston Foods Limited (GWF) is one of Australia and New Zealand’s largest food manufacturers employing over 6,500 people across 60 sites.
GWF is a wholly owned subsidiary of Associated British Foods plc (ABF), a diversified international food, ingredients and retail group with operations across sugar, agriculture, retail, grocery and ingredients, employing over 100,000 people in 46 countries.
To find out more about Associated British Foods Plc, simply visit www.abf.co.uk.
At our three Bakeries in New Zealand we bake bread, rolls, buns, pies, sausage rolls, garlic bread, pikelets, crumpets, muffins, breadcrumbs and a range of speciality bread products. Our Master Baker Ralph Thorogood oversees the quality and baking expertise of our range of freshly baked products.
Here at GWF, we take safety seriously. We’re committed to thinking and planning with purpose, controlling risks, and managing any changes in the workplace carefully. As a business, we want safety to be the first thing we think about each and every time – so each and every one of us gets home to our families.
Here’s what some of our executive team have to say about GWF’s approach to safety:
“Safety to me is a personal commitment that defines the way I think and behave – both at work and at home. Every day I want to safeguard the time I spend with my wife Julia and son Ethan, and want to ensure every member of every GWF team makes it home safe to the people they love too. I believe that all injuries can be prevented, and if we can collectively shift our mindset to believe this it’ll show in our everyday behavior – and ultimately in our outcomes. My vision for a safety-first workplace is for safety to become part of our DNA, the first consideration in all our decisions and actions.”
– Steve Stupovski
“Safety for me is when we do it safely without even thinking about it – safe is just ‘how we work’. I’ve worked in Health and Safety for over 25 years, and it’s an exciting time to be part of this great fast-moving business! Our safety consciousness has gone up, and continues to increase. We have safety conversations as part of our normal daily activities. We’re developing skills within our leaders that are starting to change our safety world. There will always be more we can do – so to ensure we have enough controls in place for a risk, I ask people to consider their loved ones doing the job we’re discussing. If we have any doubt, we need to implement better controls – because every employee, contractor, visitor or member of the public is just as important to someone as our family and friends are to us.”
– Sue Mills