Founded in Ballarat in 1887. Oliver is part of the KSW Group, the third largest branded safety footwear company in the world. KSW was bought by Honeywell in 2011.
|Oliver Footwear Pty Ltd||AUS||website|
| King's Safetywear Ltd
owns 100% of Oliver Footwear Pty Ltd
| Honeywell International Inc
owns 100% of King's Safetywear Ltd
|Oliver Footwear Pty Ltd|
|King's Safetywear Ltd|
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|Honeywell International Inc|
As You Sow's 2016 report, Mining the Disclosures, is a deep analysis of 230 companies' human rights performance in relation to sourcing conflict minerals from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). This company's score was below 40% (Weak).
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In 2012 the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) published a global report which identified over 300 banks and other financial institutions that invest in nuclear weapons producers. This company was named as a major producer of nuclear weapons.
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This company is 23rd on SIPRI's list of the Top 100 arms-producing and military services companies in the world (excluding Chinese companies), ranked by their arms sales in 2015. Arms sales accounted for 9% of this company's total sales in 2015.
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This company received a score of 32.7/100 in the Newsweek Green Rankings 2016, which ranks the world's largest publicly traded companies on eight indicators covering energy, greenhouse gases, water, waste, fines and penalties, linking executive pay to sustainability targets, board-level committee oversight of environmental issues and third-party audits. Ranking methodology by Corporate Knights and HIP Investor.
[Source 2016][More on Sustainability Reporting]
This company is on OpenSecrets.org's list of "Heavy Hitters", a list of the 100 biggest givers in US federal-level politics since 1989. Companies on this list lobby and spend big, with large sums sent to candidates, parties and leadership PACs. This company comes in at number 57 on the list, with donations totalling $28,624,825 between 1989 and 2016.
[Source 2016][More on Politics]
As You Sow's 2017 report, 'The 100 Most Overpaid CEOs', reveals the 100 most overpaid CEOs from USA's 500 largest public companies (as determined by the S&P 500 list). This company's CEO, David M. Cote came in at number 9 on the list, having been paid US$34,527,344 in 2015. According to the report, "Most CEOs have come to be grossly overpaid, and that overpayment is harmful to the companies, the shareholders, the customers, the other employees, the economy, and society as a whole."
[Source 2017][More on Finance]
Major corporations, including this one, use prison labour in the USA, where prisoners are paid slave wages as low as 23 cents an hour doing work which is often dangerous, toxic and unprotected. While much of the work done by prisoners is for the military, other major corporations are taking advantage of the cheap labour in both federal and state US prisons.
[Source 2013][More on Workers Rights]
|Company Structure||Wholly-owned subsidiary|
|Address||2 Prest St, Ballarat, VIC, 3350, Australia|
|Phone||03 53 200 200|
|Fax||03 53 200 299|
Products / BrandsOliver Footwear
Oliver Work Boots