Large food conglomerate
State-owned Bright Food was established in 2006 amid a series of mergers and consolidations of Chinese state-owned assets, and today is China's largest food company. Shanghai's municipal government is the company's controlling stakeholder. Acquired 75% of Manassen Foods in Nov 2011.
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| Government of the People's Republic of China
owns 100% of Bright Food (Group) Co Ltd
|Bright Food (Group) Co Ltd|
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 0%.
Source: Forest 500 (2021)
This company received a score of 6.1/100 (retrieved 10-Oct-2020) in the Corporate Information Transparency Index (CITI), a system for evaluating supply chain practices in China, particularly in regards to environmental management and water pollution. Scores are calculated using government compliance data, online monitoring data, and third-party environmental audits, as well as trends in the environmental performance of factories in the company's supply chains.
Source: IPE (2020)
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 #322/350, with a total score of 0/100.
Source: World Benchmarking Alliance (2021)
The registered capital of Bright Group is 3.43 billion RMB, in which State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of Shanghai Municipal Government (Shanghai SASAC) accounts for 50.43%, Shanghai DaSheng Holdings Co., Ltd. invests 20.41%, and each of Shanghai State-owned Assets Operation Co., Ltd., SHENERGY Group, Shanghai International Group, Shanghai industrial Investment Holdings Co., Ltd. and Shanghai JiuShi holds 5.832% respectively.
Source: company website (2012)
|Government of the People's Republic of China|
This company is the world's 2th largest equity owner of companies producing single-use plastic waste, according to Minderoo Foundation's 2021 Plastic Waste Makers Index. Institutional asset managers and global banks are providing billions of dollars to companies that produce polymers from fossil fuels, as much as 100 times more than they provide to companies trying to shift to a circular economy. Plastic pollution is one of the biggest, most urgent threats facing our planet and our health.
Source: Minderoo Foundation (2021)
Amnesty International's 2021 report 'Like We Were Enemies in a War', outlines how Uyghurs, Kazakhs and other predominantly Muslim ethnic minorities in China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region face systematic state-organized mass imprisonment, torture and persecution amounting to crimes against humanity. Muslim ethnic groups are being forced to abandon their religious traditions, cultural practices and local languages.
Source: Amnesty Intl (2021)
According to Human Rights Watch: "China's one-party authoritarian state under the Chinese Communist Party systemically curbs fundamental rights. Under President Xi Jinping, in power since 2013, the government has deepened repression at home and sought to muzzle critics abroad. It has arbitrarily detained human rights defenders and lawyers, tightened control over civil society, media, and the internet, and deployed invasive mass surveillance technology. The government imposes particularly heavy-handed control in the ethnic minority regions of Xinjiang and Tibet. The government's cultural persecution and arbitrary detention of a million Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims since 2017 constitute crimes against humanity. In Hong Kong, the government imposed draconian national security legislation in 2020 and systematically curbed the city's freedoms. The government initially covered up the Covid-19 outbreak and later hindered international efforts to investigate the virus's origin."
Source: Human Rights Watch (2021)
Amnesty International's 2020 report on China states "The year was marked by harsh crackdowns on human rights defenders and people perceived to be dissidents, as well as the systematic repression of ethnic minorities. The beginning of the year saw the start of the COVID-19 outbreak in Wuhan, which killed more than 4,600 people in China. People demanded freedom of expression and transparency after authorities reprimanded health professionals for warning about the virus. At the UN, China was strongly criticized and urged to allow immediate, meaningful and unfettered access to Xinjiang. Stringent restrictions on freedom of expression continued unabated. Foreign journalists faced detention and expulsion, as well as systematic delays to and refusals of visa renewals. Chinese and other tech firms operating outside China blocked what the government deemed politically sensitive content, extending its censorship standards internationally. China enacted its first Civil Code, which received thousands of submissions by the public calling for legalization of same-sex marriage. Hong Kongâs National Security Law led to a clampdown on freedom of expression." Follow the link for further details.
Source: Amnesty Intl (2021)
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Source: Wikipedia (2021)
|Subsidiaries||Manassen Foods Australia Pty Ltd (75% owned)
- Sunbeam Foods Pty Ltd
- Mundella Foods Pty Ltd
Synlait Ltd (39% owned)
- Dairyworks Ltd
Products / BrandsManassen Foods (75% owned)
Angas Park Dried Fruit & Nuts
Chrystal Fresh Cheese
Diet Rite Herbs & Spices
Globus Pickles, Chutney & Relish
Golden Days Health Bars
King Oscar Canned Fish
Margaret River Cheese
Margaret River Yoghurt
Marion's Kitchen Asian
S & W Salad Dressing/Mayonnaise
S & W Topping & Syrup
Sunbeam Dried Fruit & Nuts
Trident Dried Fruit & Nuts
Trident Canned Vegies/Beans
Trident Chilli/Hot Sauce
Wokka Packet Meals