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 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)
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, soy, beef, leather, timber and paper). This company received a score of 22%.
Source: Forest 500 (2020)
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 £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 2019 assesses 173 companies on the commitments they have made, and the actions they have taken, to ensure that there is no destruction of nature including no deforestation along their supply chains; and support a responsible and sustainable palm oil industry beyond their own supply chain. This company is rated 'middle of the pack' with a score of 11 out of a possible total of 22.
Source: WWF Palm Oil Buyers Scorecard 2019 (2019)
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 Australia Pty Ltd
- Queen Fine Foods Pty Ltd
Products / BrandsDr. Oetker Australia
Dr.Oetker Cake Decorating
Dr.Oetker Yeast & Baking Agents
Papa Giuseppi's Frozen Meals/Pizza
Ristorante Frozen Meals/Pizza
Queen Fine Foods