Dairy product manufacturer
World's largest dairy company and 15th largest agri-food group. Founded in 1933 by Andre Besnier; his descendants still own and oversee the company. Increased its stake in Parmalat from 29% to 83% in July 2011. Bought Lemnos Foods in 2010 and Jindi cheese in Nov 2012.
The Forest 500 identifies, ranks, and tracks the governments, companies and financial institutions worldwide that together could virtually eradicate tropical deforestation. Rankings are based on their public policies and commitments and potential impacts on tropical forests in the context of forest risk commodities (palm oil, soya, beef, leather, timber, and pulp and paper). This company received a score of 1/5.
[Source 2016][More on Forests]
The Access to Nutrition Index (ATNI) is a global initiative that evaluates the world's largest food and beverage manufacturers on their policies, practices and performance related to undernutrition and obesity. Of the 22 companies ranked this company came 20th.
[Source 2016][More on Product Safety]
The 2016 Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare (BBFAW) report ranks global food companies on how they are managing and reporting their farm animal welfare policies and practices. This company appeared in tier 6, "No Evidence that on the Business Agenda", with tier 1 being the best, and tier 6 the worst.
[Source 2017][More on Animal Rights]
This company received a score of 4 out of a possible total of 9 in the WWF Palm Oil Buyers' Scorecard 2016, which rates companies on what they are - and aren't - doing to prevent the negative environmental and social impacts of palm oil production.
[Source 2016][More on Palm Oil]
This company received a score of 2 out of a possible total of 24 in the WWF Soy Scorecard 2016, which rates companies on their use of responsible soy, grown without damaging the environment and harming people.
[Source 2016][More on Forests]
This company is named and shamed in IBFAN's 2014 report, 'Breaking the Rules, Stretching the Rules 2014', a weighty collection of evidence showing non-compliance with the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes and subsequent WHA resolutions. The Report covers 27 companies with 813 violations in 81 countries.
[Source 2014][More on Irresponsible Marketing]
In 2010 US-based Lactalis subsidiary Sorrento Lactalis paid the United States a $315,000 penalty for excess discharges in violation of its wastewater permit levels. The company discharged the excess pollutants into Mason Creek from its factory operations in Nampa, Idaho, in violation of the Clean Water Act. The company repeatedly violated its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit over a period of three years from December 2005 to September 2008.
[Source 2010][More on Habitats]
Lactalis and Nestle created a dairy products joint venture in 2006 called Lactalis Nestle Chilled Dairy, which operates in nine European countries. Nestle is the target of a boycott call.
[Source][More on Governance]
This company has a number of sustainability claims on its website including improvements in the areas of water and energy consumption, waste management and packaging reductions.
[Source 2013][More on Sustainability Reporting]
|Company Structure||Family-owned private company|
|Revenue||16 billion euros in 2014|
|# Employees||61,000 in 2014 in World|
|Subsidiaries||Fromageries Bel SA (24% owned)
Jindi Cheese Pty Ltd
Parmalat Finanziaria SpA (88% owned)
- Parmalat Australia Ltd
Lemnos Foods Pty Ltd
Products / BrandsFromageries Bel (24% owned)
Aero Custard & Desserts
Breaka Flavoured Milk
Calciyum Flavoured Milk
Calciyum Custard & Desserts
Club Custard & Desserts
Farm House Milk
Good to Go Flavoured Milk
Ice Break Flavoured Milk
Jaffas Custard & Desserts
Just Natural iced coffee range contains Rainforest Alliance Certified coffee Flavoured Milk
Kit Kat Custard & Desserts
Milky Max Custard & Desserts
Milky Max Flavoured Milk
Milo Custard & Desserts
Nestle Custard & Desserts
Oak Flavoured Milk
Pauls Custard & Desserts
Pauls Flavoured Milk
Rolo Custard & Desserts
Rush Flavoured Milk
Skinny Milk Milk
Smarter White Milk
Smarties Custard & Desserts
Soleil Custard & Desserts
Soy Life Soy
Vaalia Custard & Desserts
Jindi cheese bought by Lactalis
28th Nov 2012 — Australian cheesemaker Jindi has been sold to French dairy giant Lactalis in a deal worth about $20 million. Jindi was sold to Lactalis by Menora Foods, who bought the cheese brand in 2005 and will continue to distribute the brand in Australia. [source]