Darrell Lea was established in 1927 and was privately owned by the Lea family until it was placed into voluntary administration in July 2012. Bought by Queensland-based Quinn family, which runs VIP Petfoods in September 2012.
|Darrell Lea Chocolates Pty Ltd||AUS||website|
| Quinn Foods Pty Ltd
owns 100% of Darrell Lea Chocolates Pty Ltd
|Darrell Lea Chocolates Pty Ltd|
This company has a number of environmental claims on its website including use of pollution control, cardboard recycling and water conservation programs.
[Source 2014][More on Environmental Claims]
Brands owned by this company were rated 'green' in Greenpeace's 2011 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. However since then the company has had a change of ownership so their current GM status in unknown.
[Source 2011][More on Genetic Engineering]
|Quinn Foods Pty Ltd|
Six Darrell Lea workers faced losing $400,000 in redundancy entitlements after a shell company employing them (owned by Sinclair Quinn) was put into liquidation. The Darrell Lea business initially indicated that they will not be paying the redundancies that the Fair Work Commission had ordered, but later relented following protests organised by the Australian Manufacturing Workers' Union.
[Source 2015][More on Workers Rights]
|Company Structure||Family-owned private company|
|Revenue||$100 million in 2009|
|Address||200 Rocky Point Rd, Kogarah, NSW, 2217, Australia|
|Phone||02 9529 3366|
|Fax||02 9529 2112|