Founded in 1969. Acquired by Hong Kong-based H&H Group (formerly Biostime) in 2015 for AU$1.67 billion.
|Swisse Wellness Pty Ltd||AUS||website|
| Health and Happiness (H&H) International Holdings Ltd
owns 100% of Swisse Wellness Pty Ltd
|Swisse Wellness Pty Ltd|
Sea Shepherd Australia is targeting this company over its production of krill-based omega-3 health supplements. Krill are a vital part of the Antarctic food chain and giant factory-ships are sucking up huge amounts of krill for the farmed fish and supplements industries. Vast schools of krill not only function as food for whales, penguins, seals and seabirds, but they are also huge carbon sinks that help mitigate global warming. Swisse is one of the largest krill supplement manufacturers in Australia.
[Source 2015][More on Oceans]
In 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2010 the Therapeutic Goods Administration's Complaints Resolution Panel upheld complaints about seven ads by this company on the grounds that they breached advertising codes. The Panel requested this company withdraw the ads and not to use representations in the ads again.
[Source 2013][More on Irresponsible Marketing]
Swisse Wellness has achieved carbon neutrality for the administrative activities associated with running the Swisse Wellness organisation from 1 July 2010. In 2011 Swisse added the achievement of the carbon neutral Swisse Racing Marquee and Day Spa at the Melbourne Cup Carnival. Swisse Wellness was certified under the NCOS Carbon Neutral Program on 15 March 2013. Actions in progress to reduce greenhouse gas emissions include improving lighting efficiency in the warehouse.
[Source 2018][More on Climate Change]
|Health and Happiness (H&H) International Holdings Ltd|
|# Employees||150 in 2015|
|Address||36-38 Gipps St, Collingwood , VIC , 3066, Australia|
|Phone||03 9418 6767|
|Fax||03 9418 6757|
|Freecall||1800 670 680|
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Swisse now foreign owned
8th Oct 2015 — Hong Kong-listed company Biostime International Holdings on Thursday won the auction to buy Swisse, beating out two Chinese companies, Hony Capital and manufacturer Shanghai Pharma, on the way. Swisse will remain based in Melbourne, with a head office in Collingwood, but 83 per cent of the company is now in the hands of Biostime.
The Swisse deal highlights the demand for Australian brands and products in China, which are regarded as "clean and green" when compared with domestic produce.
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