Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product Manufacturing
Listed on the Australian Stock Exchange since 1985, the company operates in Australia, New Zealand and Asia.
Signatory to the Australian Packaging Covenant, a voluntary agreement to encourage waste minimisation.
Source: Australian Packaging Covenant (2020)
This company won awards in 2015, 2016 and 2017 from the Australian Packaging Covenant, for demonstrating their commitment to environmental sustainability by performing 'above and beyond' in their efforts to minimise waste. This company achieved the highest overall score in their category, medium pharmaceutical and personal care company.
Source: Australian Packaging Covenant (2017)
The IBFAN Code Monitor document gives a snap shot of baby milk formula marketing in Tasmania, Australia. The document shows evidence of violations of the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes by this company, who hasn't signed the MAIF Agreement, a voluntary self-regulatory code of conduct between the manufacturers and importers of infant formula in Australia.
Source: IBFAN (2017)
In 2015 Sea Shepherd Australia targeted Blackmores over its production of krill-based omega-3 health supplements. Krill are a vital part of the Antarctic food chain and giant factory-ships are sucking up huge amounts of krill for the farmed fish and supplements industries. Vast schools of krill not only function as food for whales, penguins, seals and seabirds, but they are also huge carbon sinks that help mitigate global warming. Blackmores is the largest krill supplement manufacturer in Australia.
Source: Sea Shepherd (2015)
Independent testing commissioned by Friends of the Earth in 2017 found nanoparticles in popular Australian infant formula products that are both illegal in Australia and potentially dangerous, including products by this company. A growing body of scientific research demonstrates that nanoparticles pose threats to human health, raising concerns about their use in food and many other consumer products.
Source: FOE (2017)
This company received an S&P Global ESG Score of 27/100 in the Personal Products category of the S&P Global Corporate Sustainability Assessment, an annual evaluation of companies' sustainability practices (last updated 7 Feb 2021). The rankings are based on an analysis of corporate economic, environmental and social performance, assessing issues such as corporate governance, risk management, environmental reporting, climate strategy, human rights and labour practices.
Source: S&P Global (2021)
In 2014 and 2010 the Therapeutic Goods Administration's Complaints Resolution Panel upheld complaints about ads by this company on the grounds that they breached advertising codes. The Panel requested this company withdraw the ads and not to use representations in the ads again.
Source: TGA Complaints Resolution Panel (2014)
According to the democracyforsale.net website, this company donated $48,944 to Australia's major political parties between 2012 and 2018, as disclosed to the Australian Electoral Commision (AEC).
Source: Democracy For Sale (2018)
Blackmores was named the 2008 Sustainable Small Company of the Year at the 8th annual Australian Sustainability Awards ceremony, presented by Ethical Investor magazine.
Source: Sustainability Matters (2008)
Blackmores partnered with WWF in 2012 to ensure that all Blackmores' fish and krill oils are responsibly sourced. Blackmores is a signatory to the WWF Global Seafood Charter and has made a considerable investment in marine conservation projects.
Source: WWF (2019)
In 2011, the Pharmacy Guild of Australia, which represents 94 per cent of Australia's 5200 pharmacies, agreed to start recommending a range of Blackmores products to patients when they pick up prescriptions for 4 specific ailments. Under the deal, when a prescription is filled, a prompt in the pharmacist's computer system will remind them to discuss a particular Blackmores product that has been designed to offset possible side-effects of their prescription drug. The deal was criticised by doctors, media and consumer advocates and consequently dropped.
Source: news article (2011)
|Revenue||$717 million in 2015|
|Employees||1,000 in 2016 in Australia|
|Address||20 Jubilee Ave, Warriewood, NSW, 2102, Australia|
|Phone||02 9910 5000|
|Fax||02 9910 5555|
|Freecall||1800 803 760|