Food, beverages and shipping
Holding company for Oetker Group, which has interests in food, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, hotels, shipping and banking/insurance. Founded in Germany in 1891. Now in its 4th generation of family ownership.
|Dr. August Oetker KG||GER||website|
|Dr. August Oetker KG|
The PalmOil Scan app, produced by the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA), rates companies on their commitment to sourcing sustainable palm oil. Companies are scored on their use of certified sustainable palm oil (CSPO), commitment to sourcing CSPO, on-the-ground conservation action, and membership to the RSPO. Companies can earn a rating of Excellent, Good, Poor or No Commitment. This company is rated "Good" (retrieved 18 Nov 2023).
Source: WAZA (2023)
Forest 500 identifies the 350 companies and 150 financial institutions with the greatest exposure to tropical deforestation risk, and annually assesses them on the strength and implementation of their deforestation and human rights commitments. This company received a score of 18%.
Source: Forest 500 (2022)
The 2021 Food and Agriculture Benchmark assessed 350 keystone companies across the entirety of the food system, from farm to fork. It covers three dimensions where transformation is needed: nutrition, environment and social inclusion. This company ranked #341/350, with a total score of 0/100.
Source: World Benchmarking Alliance (2021)
In 2014 Germany's antitrust authority fined a group of brewers 231.2 million euros for allegedly fixing the price of beer. Germany's largest brewing consortium, Dr Oetker subsidiary Radeberger received the largest fine, 160 million euros.
Source: news article (2014)
In 2017 this company was fined Â£333,000 after a forklift truck collided with a visiting driver. The company failed to adequately identify risks and implement adequate controls at the site, or to communicate such to visiting drivers.
Source: news article (2017)
In March 2011 Kraft Foods, Unilever and Dr. Oetker were fined US$53.2m for illegally sharing 'competition-relevant information' by German competition authorities. [Listed under Information due to age of court finding]
Source: Australian Food News (2011)
Compassion in World Farming is a UK-based organisation which works with the European food industry to encourage and reward commitment, transparency, performance and innovation in the field of animal welfare. The company was awarded their Good Egg Award in 2009 for having switched to eggs from barn systems only.
Source: Compassion in World Farming (2009)
The WWF Palm Oil Buyers Scorecard 2021 assesses 227 companies on the actions companies have taken to ensure their own palm oil supply chain is sustainable and free of deforestation, natural ecosystem conversion, and human rights abuse. This company is rated 'middle of the pack' with a score of 13.36 out of a possible total of 24.
Source: WWF Palm Oil Buyers Scorecard (2021)
Directly involved in the manufacture, distribution or sale of alcohol as a core business.
Source: company website (2020)
|Type||Family-owned private company|
|Revenue||12 billion EUR (2015)|
|Subsidiaries||Dr.Oetker Queen Australia Pty Ltd
- Queen Fine Foods Pty Ltd
Products / BrandsDr Oetker Queen Australia
Dr.Oetker Cake Decorating
Dr.Oetker Yeast & Baking Agents
Papa Giuseppi's Frozen Meals/Pizza
Ristorante Frozen Meals/Pizza
Queen Fine Foods