Cascade Brewery Co
Cascade Brewery was established in 1832 in South Hobart, Tasmania and is the oldest continually operating brewery in Australia. Acquired by CUB in 1993, which has been a part of SABMiller since 2011.
|Cascade Brewery Company Pty Ltd||AUS||website|
| CUB Pty Ltd
owns 100% of Cascade Brewery Company Pty Ltd
| Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV
owns 100% of CUB Pty Ltd
|Cascade Brewery Company Pty Ltd|
Cascade Brewery achieved carbon neutral certification for its Cascade Pure full strength beer in accordance with the National Carbon Offset Standard (NCOS), through the NCOS Carbon Neutral Program. After first reducing their carbon footprint, Cascade offset the full lifecycle of the greenhouse gas emissions associated with Cascade Pure - from picking the hops to putting the bottle in the recycling bin. Cascade have purchased accredited carbon offsets up front to fully offset the greenhouse gas emissions associated with the internal production, use and disposal of Cascade Pure.
[Source 2012][More on Climate Change]
|CUB Pty Ltd|
55 maintenance workers at this company's Abbotsford plant were sacked in 2016 and then told they could reapply for their jobs if they accepted worse conditions and pay cuts of up to 65%. The action has sparked industrial action, community protest, public outcry and boycott calls.
[Source 2016][More on Workers Rights]
This company has been criticised for offensive advertising. In 2016 the Advertising Standards Bureau upheld complaints about a cinema ad by this company on the grounds that it breached advertising codes. The ad was an image that showed a hand offering a beer to a kangaroo who was reaching out to hold it and the caption 'Kangabrew'. The ad was subsequently discontinued or modified.
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This company is Australia's largest cider producer. Most of the apple concentrate used to make this cider is imported from China.
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According to the democracy4sale.org website, this company donated $27,500 to Australia's major political parties between 2009 and 2013, as disclosed to the Australian Electoral Commision (AEC).
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In 2014 CUB was fined $20,400 and provided an undertaking to the ACCC for representing that its Byron Bay Pale Lager was brewed by a small brewer in Byron Bay when this wasn't so. CUB agreed to cease distribution of product with the misleading labelling, and place corrective notices.
[Source 2014][More on Governance]
This company works with the not-for-profit organisation Greenfleet to calculate and offset emissions from flights and their fleet of vehicles. This company has earned the Greenfleet Huon Award, for consistently offsetting emissions for five years and over.
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Brands owned by this company were rated 'green' in Greenpeace's 2010 Truefood Guide, signifying a clear policy on excluding GM-derived ingredients, including oils derived from GM crops, and animal products from animals fed on GM crops. Imported products are not necessarily GM-free.
[Source 2010][More on Genetic Engineering]
This company has signed the ABAC Responsible Alcohol Marketing Code, which is designed to regulate alcohol advertising and marketing within Australia.
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This company makes voluntary contributions to DrinkWise Australia, a not-for-profit organisation established in 2005 by the alcohol industry, whose stated goal is to help bring about a healthier and safer drinking culture in Australia.
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This company has implemented the Sustainable Development policy framework of its parent company, SABMiller, which consists of 10 policy areas including alcohol responsibility, water, energy and carbon, packaging, waste, human rights, and transparency and ethics.
[Source 2015][More on Sustainability Reporting]
This company is a member of the Australian chapter of the Sustainable Agriculture Initiative (SAI) Platform, the main food industry initiative supporting the development of sustainable agriculture worldwide. Created by Nestle, Unilever and Danone in 2002, the SAI Platform is a non-profit organization to facilitate sharing, at precompetitive level, of knowledge and initiatives to support the development and implementation of sustainable agriculture practices involving the different stakeholders of the food chain.
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Directly involved in the manufacture, distribution or sale of alcohol as a core business.
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|Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV|
Climate Counts compares companies on their commitment to tackling global warming. The scoring ranges from A (best) to E (worst) and assesses the level of action taken on climate change using CDP's climate performance score as the primary indicator of company performance on climate change. This company received an 'A'.
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This company received a score of 9.5/100 (retrieved 13-Nov-2017) 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 2017][More on Habitats]
As You Sow's 2017 report, Mining the Disclosures, is a deep analysis of 206 companies' human rights performance in relation to sourcing conflict minerals from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). This company's score was below 40% (Weak).
[Source 2017][More on Human Rights]
This company received a score of 37.9/100 in the Newsweek Green Rankings 2016, which ranks the world's largest publicly traded companies on eight indicators covering energy, greenhouse gases, water, waste, fines and penalties, linking executive pay to sustainability targets, board-level committee oversight of environmental issues and third-party audits. Ranking methodology by Corporate Knights and HIP Investor.
[Source 2016][More on Sustainability Reporting]
This company is on OpenSecrets.org's list of "Heavy Hitters", a list of the 100 biggest givers in US federal-level politics since 1989. Companies on this list lobby and spend big, with large sums sent to candidates, parties and leadership PACs. This company comes in at number 99 on the list, with donations totalling $18,711,103 between 1989 and 2016.
[Source 2016][More on Politics]
Politicians and unions have criticised executive bonuses totaling more than 1 billion euros at AB InBev triggered when the brewer cut its huge debt two years ahead of target following the acquisition of the maker of Budweiser.
[Source 2012][More on Finance]
In 2016 the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced that Anheuser-Busch InBev agreed to pay $6 million to settle charges that it violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and chilled a whistleblower who reported the misconduct. An SEC investigation found that the company used third-party sales promoters to make improper payments to government officials in India to increase the sales and production of Anheuser-Busch InBev products in that country.
[Source 2016][More on Governance]
Criticisms include layoffs and payment delays to suppliers as a result of the InBev takeover of Anheuser-Busch, fighting a bill in 2005 that would combat underage alcohol consumption, political donations, and pollution.
[Source 2010][More on Governance]
As listed on the We Mean Business website, this company has committed to the following climate action initiatives: commit to 100% renewable power.
[Source 2017][More on Climate Change]
AB InBev set 3 year environmental goals in 2009 which resulted in an 18.6% reduction in water use, a 15.7% decrease in carbon emissions and an increase in the recycling rate for solid waste and by-products from 98.2% to 99.2% by 2012.
[Source 2012][More on Environmental Claims]
This company is a member of the Sustainable Agriculture Initiative (SAI) Platform, the main food industry initiative supporting the development of sustainable agriculture worldwide. Created by Nestle, Unilever and Danone in 2002, the SAI Platform is a non-profit organization to facilitate sharing, at precompetitive level, of knowledge and initiatives to support the development and implementation of sustainable agriculture practices involving the different stakeholders of the food chain.
[Source 2014][More on Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives]
The Sustainable Food Lab is a network of business, public sector, and civil society leaders from around the globe who are working together to accelerate sustainability in mainstream food and agriculture.
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In their 2017 report 'Feeding Ourselves Thirsty', Ceres looks at how food sector companies are responding to water risks. 42 companies were assessed on a 0-100 point basis across four categories of water management: governance and strategy, direct operations, manufacturing supply chain and agricultural supply chain. This company received a score of 43/100.
[Source 2017][More on Habitats]
Rank a Brand searches the websites of brands for the answers to carefully targeted questions. From this they calculate sustainability scores based on the themes of environment, climate, labor issues, and transparency. Brands owned by this company received a 'C'.
[Source 2017][More on Sustainability Reporting]
Green America's Responsible Shopper provides details about the corporate responsibility records of well-known companies. Follow the link to see this company's profile. [Last updated 2009]
|Company Structure||Wholly-owned subsidiary|
|Address||140 Cascade Road, South Hobart, TAS, 7004, Australia|
|Phone||03 6221 8300|
|Fax||03 6221 8379|
|Freecall||1800 641 647|