Baby food makers
Rafferty's Garden was founded in Australia in 2008 by Adrian Pike. In 2010 private equity firm Anacacia Capital acquired a majority stake. Then in 2013 PZ Cussons bought the company from Anacacia, with Pike retaining an undisclosed minority stake
|Rafferty's Garden Pty Ltd||AUS||website|
| PZ Cussons Australia Pty Ltd
owns 100% of Rafferty's Garden Pty Ltd
| PZ Cussons Plc
owns 100% of PZ Cussons Australia Pty Ltd
|Rafferty's Garden Pty Ltd|
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. However since then the company has had a change of ownership so their current GM status in unknown.
[Source 2011][More on Genetic Engineering]
|PZ Cussons Australia Pty Ltd|
In Feb 2011 the EPA accepted PZ Cussons Australia Pty Ltd proposal of an Enforceable Undertaking following the discharge of contaminated storm water in breach of its EPA licence in Oct 2009. The cost of compliance is estimated by PZ Cussons Australia to be $595,000.
[Source 2011][More on Habitats]
According to data released by the Australian Tax Office in Dec 2015, this company was one of 579 local and foreign-based companies that paid no tax in Australia in 2013-14. Please note however that companies pay income tax on profits, not revenue (total income). While some companies use tax havens and loopholes to avoid paying their fair share of tax in Australia, other companies that paid no tax have perfectly legitimate reasons.
[Source 2015][More on Finance]
|PZ Cussons Plc|
This company has a number of environmental claims on its website including the sustainable sourcing of palm oil and wood pulp, plus reduction targets in the areas of carbon, packaging, waste and water consumption.
[Source 2013][More on Environmental claims]
PZ Cussons has a joint venture (PZ Wilmar Ltd) with Singapore's Wilmar International to develop 100,000 hectares of palm oil plantations plus build a palm oil refinery in Nigeria. Wilmar is the world's largest palm oil producer.
[Source 2013][More on Palm Oil]
While this company claims "we do not conduct safety testing on animals in respect of any of our products, nor do we commission others to do so on our behalf", they do not appear on the cruelty free lists of PETA, Leaping Bunny or CCF, nor do they appear on PETA's list of companies who do test on animals. Our research indicates they do not sell cosmetics in China, where cosmetics products must, by law, be tested on animals. However they are listed on Uncaged as a company who makes deceptive claims and continues to benefit financially from chemical ingredients that have recently been tested on animals by their suppliers.
[Source 2013][More on Animal Testing]
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PZ Cussons acquires five:am
13th Aug 2014 — PZ Cussons acquired Australian organic yoghurt makers five:am in August 2014. This follows PZ Cussons' acquisition of premium baby food brand, Rafferty's Garden in July 2013. [source]
PZ Cussons acquisition of Rafferty's Garden baby foods
10th Jul 2013 — International consumer products group PZ Cussons has acquired Australian premium baby food brand Rafferty's Garden Pty Ltd for AU $70 million. [source]