Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product Manufacturing
Listed on the Australian Stock Exchange since 1985, the company operates in Australia, New Zealand and Asia.
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 2017][More on Packaging]
Sea Shepherd Australia is targeting 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 2015][More on Oceans]
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 2017][More on Product Safety]
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 2014][More on Irresponsible Marketing]
According to the democracy4sale.org website, this company donated $53,126 to Australia's major political parties between 2009 and 2013, as disclosed to the Australian Electoral Commision (AEC).
[Source 2013][More on Politics]
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 2008][More on Eco-Certification]
Blackmores partnered with WWF in 2012 to ensure that by 2015 all Blackmores' fish and krill oils are responsibly sourced.
[Source 2014][More on Oceans]
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 2011][More on Governance]
|Company Structure||Public company|
|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|