Battery and shaver manufacturer
Energizer acquired Schick-Wilkinson Sword in 2003 and Playtex Products in 2007. Then in 2015 the company spun off its personal care division to create a separate company, Edgewell. Energizer bought the battery and lighting business of Spectrum Brands for US$2 billion in 2018, adding Rayovac and Varta batteries to its lineup.
|Energizer Holdings Inc||USA||website|
|Energizer Holdings Inc|
This company received a SAM ESG Score of 7/100 in the Household Products category of the 2019 SAM Corporate Sustainability Assessment, an annual evaluation of companies' sustainability practices. 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 2019][More on Sustainability Reporting]
For years, several thousand Chinese workers at four factories owned by Gold Peak International made nickel-cadmium batteries using hand tools and simple machines for major U.S. distributors such as Rayovac, Panasonic, Eveready and Energizer. No one told them cadmium is a carcinogen capable of causing severe bone pain, kidney failure and death. Hundreds of these workers suffered health problems such as severe headaches, sore throats and vomiting as a result of exposure to cadmium. Some died. [noted as Information due to age of report]
[Source 2007][More on Workers Rights]
Energizer subsidiary Schick was listed on PETA (people for the ethical treatment of animals, USA) 'Companies that test on animals' factsheet. They have been removed from that list.
[Source x][More on Animal Testing]
The Energizer EcoAdvanced is the world's first AA battery made with 4% recycled batteries. The company aims to increase this to 40% by 2025.
[Source 2016][More on Environmental Claims]
This company is a member of the Responsible Minerals Initiative (formerly the Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative), which helps companies address conflict minerals issues in their supply chains. The RMI provides information on conflict-free smelters and refiners, common tools to gather sourcing information, and forums for exchanging best practices on addressing conflict minerals. Membership is open to companies that use or transact in tantalum, tin, tungsten or gold (3TG). Founded in 2008 by members of the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition and the Global e-Sustainability Initiative.
[Source 2019][More on Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives]
California, the UK and Australia have all enacted legislation requiring companies operating within their borders to disclose their efforts to eradicate modern slavery from their operations and supply chains. Follow the link to see this company's disclosure statement.
[Source 2016][More on Human Rights]
OpenSecrets.org tracks the influence of money on U.S. politics, and how that money affects policy and citizens' lives. Follow link to see this company's record of political donations, lobbying, outside spending and more.
|Company Structure||Public company|
|Revenue||US$4.2 billion in 2010|
|# Employees||16,700 in 2010|
|Subsidiaries||Energizer Australia Pty Ltd
Playtex Products Inc.
|Address||St Louis, Missouri, USA|
Products / BrandsEnergizer Australia
8th Apr 2011 — Energizer now receive a cross because their subsidiary, Schick, is on PETA's "Companies that do test on animals" list. [source]