Based on feedback from woolgrowers and other industry stakeholders, the ROPIP now features a date stamp on each page and alongside each recommendation item to enhance the user experience for visitors to the portal.
AWI CEO Stuart McCullough explained visitors to the site will now be able to immediately see the date each of the 82 recommendation items was most recently progressed enhancing their user experience.
“Since launching the ROPIP on 10 September, there have been almost 800 visitors to the site. These visitors will note all 82 recommendations are under way with our overall implementation progress currently sitting at 28%,” Mr McCullough outlined.
“Visitors to the portal will note there are five recommendations for AWI shareholders’ consideration. These five items will be voted on by shareholders because they relate to the organisation’s constitution.
“Transparency and information flow with woolgrowers and industry is of critical importance to AWI and we have embraced the recommendations. The ROPIP portal is there for all to see with an up-to-date status of the progress with all of the 82 recommendations already under way.”
Mr McCullough highlighted AWI has a statutory obligation through the Statutory Funding Agreement (SFA) to provide its implementation plan to the Department of Agriculture, Water and Resources by Friday 19 October 2018.
“AWI continues to progress with the implementation of the recommendations as we see great value in ongoing business improvement to ensure we continue to deliver benefits for woolgrowers.”
The ROPIP is available at rop.wool.com and reports in real time AWI’s progress implementing the 82 recommendations included in the independent review of performance report.
About the Review of Performance
Under its funding model, AWI has a statutory obligation through the Statutory Funding Agreement (SFA) to undergo a triennial independent performance review and is required to report this to levy-payers and the Government prior to each WoolPoll vote.
The Review of Performance Report is a 500-page report based on a review conducted by Ernst & Young (EY) who were engaged by the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, in accordance with the announcement of the Minister, David Littleproud on 27 February 2018.
More than 1300 documents were submitted by AWI as part of the forensic examination, with the views of over 400 woolgrowers recorded together with 56 written submissions and face to face interviews with more than 100 stakeholders and public comment.
A total of 82 recommendations were suggested, with the areas of monitoring and evaluation, consultation and governance being the focus.
The recommendations ranged in levels of importance from ‘mandatory’, ‘critical’ and ‘recommended’ and provide the company with timing suggestions for completion helping to pave the way for greater consultation, transparency and accountability.
For more information about the Review of Performance, head to www.wool.com/rop