Personal care products
Formerly Asaleo Care, and before that SCA Hygiene. Operates 11 manufacturing and distribution facilities across Australia, New Zealand and Fiji. Acquired TOM Organic in Dec 2020 for $12.75 million. Sweden's Essity, who already owned a 33% stake, took over full ownership in 2021.
| Essity Aktiebolag
owns 100% of Essity AustralAsia
Hygiene and health company
Spun off from the SCA group in 2017. Sales in 150 countries.
This company received a packaging performance level of 4 (Leading) in its 2022 APCO Annual Report. Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) is a not-for-profit organisation leading the development of a circular economy for packaging in Australia. Each year, APCO Members are required to submit an APCO Annual Report and Action Plan, which includes an overall performance level from 1 (Getting Started) to 5 (Beyond Best Practice).
Source: APCO (2022)
Company retails, manufactures or distributes products that are certified organic under the Australian Certified Organic label.
Source: ACO (2022)
This company manufactures 51 sanitary papaer products which have received the Environmental Choice New Zealand Ecolabel, provided by the New Zealand Ecolabelling Trust.
Source: Environmental Choice NZ (2015)
This company holds Forest Stewardship Council Chain of Custody Certification, and sells products certified as FSC Mix.
Source: FSC (2017)
This company has a number of sustainability claims on its website, in areas such as combating climate change and minimise environmental impact, supporting responsible forestry and improving hygiene standards.
Source: company website (2014)
This company is a member of the Supplier Ethical Data Exchange (Sedex), a not-for-profit, membership organisation that leads work with buyers and suppliers to deliver improvements in responsible and ethical business practices in global supply chains. Tens of thousands of companies use Sedex to manage their performance around labour rights, health & safety, the environment and business ethics.
Source: Sedex (2018)
According to data released by the Australian Tax Office in Jan 2022, this company was one of many local and foreign-based companies that paid no tax in Australia in 2019-20. Please note however that companies pay income tax on profits, not revenue (total income). While some companies use tax havens and loopholes to avoid paying their fair share of tax in Australia, other companies that paid no tax have perfectly legitimate reasons.
Source: ATO (2022)
In 2022, the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) asked companies to provide data about their efforts towards removing commodity-driven deforestation and forest degradation from its direct operations and supply chains. Responding companies are scored across four key areas: disclosure; awareness; management; and leadership. This company received a CDP Forests Score of A.
Source: CDP (2022)
In 2022, the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) asked companies to provide data about their efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate climate change risk. Responding companies are scored across four key areas: disclosure; awareness; management; and leadership. This company received a CDP Climate Change Score of A-.
Source: CDP (2022)
This company received an S&P Global ESG Score of 75/100 in the Household Products category of the S&P Global Corporate Sustainability Assessment, an annual evaluation of companies' sustainability practices (last updated 23 Sep 2022). 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 (2022)
Greenpeace's 2017 report "Wiping Away the Boreal" reveals how this company is involved in the destruction of the last critical forest landscapes in Sweden's Great Northern Forest.
Source: Greenpeace (2017)
In 2018 this company's CEO was presented the Greenpeace 'Golden Chainsaw Award', an accolade granted to those in influential positions that fail to act to protect the world's forests.
Source: Greenpeace (2018)
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 31%.
Source: Forest 500 (2022)
This company holds Forest Stewardship Council Chain of Custody Certification, and sells products certified as FSC Mix, FSC 100%, FSC Recycled and FSC Controlled Wood.
Source: FSC (2018)
As listed on the We Mean Business website, this company has committed to the following climate action initiatives: adopt a science-based emissions reduction target.
Source: We Mean Business (2021)
In 2022 after more than 170 nations backed a historic UN resolution to end plastic pollution, global businesses across the plastics value chain, financial institutions, and NGOs came together to announce a common vision for an effective and ambitious Global Treaty to End Plastic Pollution. The vision will form the basis for future policy engagements with governments through a newly launched Business Coalition for a Global Plastics Treaty which will be convened by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and WWF. This company has endorsed the vision statement of the treaty.
Source: Global Plastics Treaty (2022)
This company has extensive sustainability claims on its website.
Source: company website (2018)
This company is a signatory to the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment, whose goal is to eliminate plastic pollution at its source.
Source: New Plastics Economy (2022)
This company is a member of the Better Cotton Initiative, a voluntary program which encourages the adoption of better management practices in cotton cultivation to achieve measurable reductions in key environmental impacts, while improving social and economic benefits for cotton farmers, small and large, worldwide.
Source: Better Cotton Initiative (2022)
This company is a member of the Circular Economy 100 (CE100) Network, a multi-stakeholder platform run by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. The CE100 is the world's leading circular economy network, and facilitates market making by providing collaborative and pre-competitive opportunities which bring together business, innovators, cities and governments, universities, and thought leaders.
Source: Ellen MacArthur Foundation (2019)
|Revenue||419 million AUD (2020)|
|Subsidiaries||Tom Organic Pty Ltd
Established in Melbourne in 2009 by Aimee Marks with the launch of certified organic cotton tampons. Since then their range has expanded to include pads and nappies. TOM stands for Time of Month. Acquired by Asaleo Care in Dec 2020 for $12.75 million.
Modibodi Pty Ltd
Leak proof underwear
Established in Sydney in 2013 by Kristy Chong. Provides leakproof apparel for periods and incontinence including underwear, swimwear, activewear and maternity wear. Acquired by Essity in 2022 for $140 million.
|Address||19 Ailsa St, Box Hill, VIC, 3128, Australia|
|Phone||03 9258 0555|
|Freecall||1800 643 634|
Products / BrandsEssity AustralAsia
Libra Feminine Hygiene
Tena Incontinence Needs
Tena Feminine Hygiene
Tork Toilet Paper (Commercial)
TOM Organic certified organic
Tooshies by TOM 100% biodegradable Baby Wipes
Tooshies by TOM Nappies
Modibodi Feminine Hygiene