Botanical Food Co
Herbs and spices
Launched in 1999, the company now exports to 15 countries. Acquired by McCormick for $150 million in 2016.
|Botanical Food Company Pty Ltd||AUS||website|
| McCormick & Co. Inc
owns 100% of Botanical Food Company Pty Ltd
|Botanical Food Company Pty Ltd|
With the assistance of an ecoBiz rebate, Gourmet Gardens installed a carbon dioxide over ammonia cascade refrigeration plant, which significantly reduced the amount of energy required to refrigerate their products. They also began capturing rain water to clean their facilities and installed a water efficient herb washer. To reduce the amount of waste going to landfill Gourmet Garden began reusing the outer packaging cartons from their suppliers for approximately 50% of their sales.
[Source 2011][More on Climate Change]
|McCormick & Co. Inc|
This company received a score of 67.8/100 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]
EWG's 2015 report "BPA in Canned Food" analyzed 252 canned food brands to find out which ones are still using BPA (bisphenol A), a synthetic estrogen found in the epoxy coatings of food cans which has been linked to many health problems. This company was amongst the 'Worst Players' for exclusively using cans with BPA.
[Source 2015][More on Product Safety]
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 20/100.
[Source 2017][More on Habitats]
This company is a member of the Supplier Ethical Data Exchange (Sedex), a not-for-profit, membership organisation that leads work with buyers and suppliers to deliver improvements in responsible and ethical business practices in global supply chains. Tens of thousands of companies use Sedex to manage their performance around labour rights, health & safety, the environment and business ethics.
[Source 2018][More on Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives]
The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 (SB 657) requires companies operating in California to disclose their efforts to eradicate slavery and human trafficking from their direct supply chains. KnowTheChain.org has examined this company's disclosure statement and concluded that it addresses the majority of SB 657 requirements. Follow the link to see this company's disclosure statement.
[Source 2014][More on Workers Rights]
|Company Structure||Wholly-owned subsidiary|
|# Employees||150 in 2016|
|Address||80 Palmwoods-Montville Rd, Palmwoods, QLD, 4555, Australia|
|Phone||07 5453 2500|
|Fax||07 5445 0961|
|Freecall||1800 007 488|
Products / BrandsBotanical Food Co
Gourmet Garden Herbs & Spices
McCormick acquires Gourmet Garden
23rd Aug 2016 — In April 2016 McCormick & Co acquired 100 per cent of the privately owned Botanical Food Company, that manufactures and sells the Gourmet Garden brand of packaged herbs in a tube. McCormick paid $150 million for the Queensland-based company. [source]