Australia's #1 sugar processor and refiner (#8 globally). Owns and operates eight sugar mills in Queensland, processing more than half of Australia's raw sugar. Australia's largest producer of sugar-based ethanol and renewable energy from biomass. Sold by CSR to Wilmar in July 2010. Previously known as Sucrogen.
|Wilmar Sugar Australia Ltd||AUS||website|
| Wilmar International Ltd
owns 100% of Wilmar Sugar Australia Ltd
| Kuok Group
owns 30% of Wilmar International Ltd
| Archer Daniels Midland Company
owns 17% of Wilmar International Ltd
|Wilmar Sugar Australia Ltd|
This company is a member of the Australian chapter of the Sustainable Agriculture Initiative (SAI) Platform, the main food industry initiative supporting the development of sustainable agriculture worldwide. Created by Nestle, Unilever and Danone in 2002, the SAI Platform is a non-profit organization to facilitate sharing, at precompetitive level, of knowledge and initiatives to support the development and implementation of sustainable agriculture practices involving the different stakeholders of the food chain.
[Source 2014][More on Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives]
|Wilmar International Ltd|
New research (2014) from Friends of the Earth in Indonesia, Liberia, Uganda and Nigeria, shows how Wilmar International, one of the world's largest palm oil traders, continue their abusive practices of deforestation and land-grabbing, despite promises to stop.
[Source 2014][More on Forests]
This article from German NGO Rainforest Rescue reveals how in Indonesia, people are driven off their land, and the rainforest they depend on to make a living is turned into giant palm oil plantations. Anyone who resists is intimidated, arrested or held at gunpoint. Wilmar's armed security forces have been used repeatedly to silence the people who defend themselves against land grab and violence. Wilmar operates plantations in Sumatra and Borneo that cover up to 600.000 hectares of land, and is notorious for illegal logging and human rights violations.
[Source 2014][More on Human Rights]
This company received a score of 20.4/100 in the Newsweek Green Rankings 2012, which ranks the world's largest publicly traded companies on their environmental footprint, management (policies, programs, initiatives, controversies) and reporting practices, using data from Trucost and Sustainalytics. This was the lowest score of all 500 companies ranked.
[Source 2012][More on Sustainability Reporting]
A civil society coalition is calling on investors and buyers (including this company) of palm oil producer Felda Global Ventures (FGV) to take robust, transparent action to address ongoing risks. This follows the Wall Street Journal's expose of human trafficking, forced labor, withholding of wages and other abuses of workers on FGV's palm plantations in July 2015.
[Source 2016][More on Palm Oil]
Wilmar, the world's biggest trader in palm oil, is illegally logging rainforests, setting forests on fire and violating the rights of local communities in Indonesia, according to a 2007 report published by Friends of the Earth Netherlands. [Listed under information due to age of report]
[Source 2007][More on Forests]
In Dec 2013 Wilmar announced a No Deforestation Policy in response to years of pressure from Greenpeace, NGOs and consumers around the world. The policy has the potential to transform the controversial palm oil industry, says Greenpeace. Greenpeace are closely monitoring how Wilmar puts these words into action, and are calling on the company to immediately stop buying from companies involved in deforestation.
[Source 2013][More on Forests]
This company has sustainability claims on its website including responsible plantation management.
[Source 2014][More on Sustainability Reporting]
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 3/5.
[Source 2016][More on Forests]
In 2016 KnowTheChain benchmarked 60 large global companies in the ICT, Food & Beverage, and Apparel & Footwear sectors on their efforts to address forced labour and human trafficking in their supply chains. This company received a score of 40/100.
[Source 2016][More on Workers Rights]
This company is listed on the Facing Finance website as a company that manufactures weapons or profits from violations of human rights, pollution, corruption, or international law. Follow link for further details.
|Company Structure||Wholly-owned subsidiary|
|Subsidiaries||Sugar Australia Pty Ltd (75% owned)|
|Address||Level 1, 5-21 Denham St, Townsville, QLD, 4810, Australia|
|Phone||07 4722 1972|
Products / BrandsSugar Australia (75% owned)
Goodman Fielder now fully foreign owned
5th Mar 2015 — Australia's biggest food manufacturer, Goodman Fielder was delisted from the ASX in March 2015 when it was acquired for $1.3 billion by Asian agribusiness giant Wilmar International and Hong Kong investment company First Facific. Wilmar controls over half of Australia's sugar industry and is the world's largest palm oil trading company. [source]
CSR sells Sucrogen to Wilmar for $1.75b
5th Jul 2010 — CSR has agreed to sell its sugar and renewable energy business, Sucrogen, to Wilmar International Ltd, a Singapore-listed agribusiness group, for $1.75 billion. [source]