Metcash Food & Grocery
Supplier to approximately 2,400 independently-owned supermarkets and convenience stores across Australia including IGA, Foodland, Foodworks and Lucky 7. IGA stands for 'Independent Grocers of Australia'. While IGA stores are independently owned, the IGA brand is owned by Metcash.
|Metcash Food & Grocery Pty Ltd||AUS||website|
| Metcash Ltd
owns 100% of Metcash Food & Grocery Pty Ltd
|Metcash Food & Grocery Pty Ltd|
Signatory to the Australian Packaging Covenant, a voluntary agreement to encourage waste minimisation.
[Source 2017][More on Packaging]
This company received a score of 8 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 won an award in 2014 from the Australian Packaging Covenant, for demonstrating their commitment to environmental sustainability by performing 'above and beyond' in their efforts to minimise waste. This company achieved the highest overall score in their category, Retailer.
[Source 2014][More on Packaging]
In Nov 2012 Metcash bought its first pub, joining Coles and Woolworths in the poker machine business for the first time. Metcash now owns 5 hotels with gaming facilities, all in Queensland, with more pub purchases expected to follow. The move has been criticised by anti-gambling campaigners such as Get Up! and senator Nick Xenophon.
[Source 2012][More on Gaming]
Yellow rating in Greenpeace Canned Tuna Guide. "IGA's private labels came 7th. IGA has made big improvements to labelling and transparency in the past, but they still need to get to know their supply chain better. IGA needs to improve its sustainability and social responsibility policies. Labelling on catch method and tuna species is inconsistent across its private labels. IGA needs to improve its transparency in backing up its claims. Some IGA stores stock the worst performing brand, Greenseas, but individual store owners determine stocklines."
[Source 2017][More on Oceans]
Involved in sale of tobacco-related products as a non-core business.
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This 2013 report by The Australian Council of Superannuation Investors (ACSI) investigates the labour and human rights risks in supply chain sourcing. This company is identified on page 21 as a company which sources products from countries with known systemic labour and human rights concerns.
[Source 2013][More on Human Rights]
Brands owned by this company were rated 'green' in Greenpeace's 2011 Truefood Guide, signifying a clear policy on excluding GM-derived ingredients, including oils derived from GM crops, and animal products from animals fed on GM crops.
[Source 2011][More on Genetic Engineering]
In July 2011 Greenpeace revealed that IGA was buying its toilet paper from Indonesia's most notorious rainforest destroyer, Asia Pulp and Paper (APP). Metcash terminated its contract with APP shortly afterwards.
[Source 2011][More on Habitats]
Directly involved in the manufacture, distribution or sale of alcohol as a core business. (Does not include sale of alcoholic beverages as a non-core business).
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|Company Structure||Wholly-owned subsidiary|
|Address||50 Waterloo Rd, North Ryde, NSW, 2113, Australia|
|Phone||02 9741 3000|
|Fax||02 9741 3399|
Products / BrandsMetcash Food & Grocery
Black & Gold House Brands
Foodland (SA) Stores are independently owned Supermarkets
Foodland (SA) House Brands
IGA Stores are independently owned Supermarkets
IGA House Brands
No Frills House Brands
Purely Organic certified organic House Brands
Signature House Brands
Summer Dry Beer