Metcash Food & Grocery
Supplier to approximately 2,400 independently-owned supermarkets and convenience stores across Australia including IGA, Foodland, Foodworks and Lucky 7. IGA stands for 'Independent Grocers of Australia'. While IGA stores are independently owned, the IGA brand is owned by Metcash.
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owns 100% of Metcash Food & Grocery Pty Ltd
Distribution and wholesaling
Metcash has 3 business pillars: Metcash Food & Grocery (supplier to supermarkets and convenience stores including IGA), Australian Liquor Marketers (supplier to over 12,000 liquor retailers including Cellarbrations) and Mitre 10 (hardware). Metcash distributes primarily to independently owned stores. Acquired Home Timber & Hardware Group from Woolworths in 2016.
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IGA Community Chest and associated programs have raised over $60 million for local community groups, not-for-profit organisations, charities and other causes. This money has assisted over 7,000 causes.
Source: company website (2014)
This company has signed up to the Food and Grocery Code of Conduct, which governs certain conduct by grocery retailers and wholesalers in their dealings with suppliers. It has rules relating to grocery supply agreements, payments, termination of agreements, dispute resolution and a range of other matters.
Source: ACCC (2020)
In 2022, the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) asked companies to provide data about their efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate climate change risk. Responding companies are scored across four key areas: disclosure; awareness; management; and leadership. This company received a CDP Climate Change Score of B.
Source: CDP (2022)
This company received a packaging performance level of 3 (Advanced) in its 2022 APCO Annual Report. Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) is a not-for-profit organisation leading the development of a circular economy for packaging in Australia. Each year, APCO Members are required to submit an APCO Annual Report and Action Plan, which includes an overall performance level from 1 (Getting Started) to 5 (Beyond Best Practice).
Source: APCO (2022)
For eggs to be labelled free range, the Model Code of Practice says there should be a maximum of 1500 hens per hectare. In 2020 Choice updated its list of which egg brands meet the Model Code. According to the report, this company uses a stocking density of 10,000 hens per hectare for its Community Co free range eggs, well in excess of the Model Code.
Source: Choice (2020)
In Nov 2012 Metcash bought its first pub, joining Coles and Woolworths in the poker machine business for the first time. Metcash now owns 5 hotels with gaming facilities, all in Queensland, with more pub purchases expected to follow. The move has been criticised by anti-gambling campaigners such as Get Up! and senator Nick Xenophon.
Source: GetUp! (2012)
In 2018, the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) asked companies to provide data about their efforts towards removing commodity-driven deforestation and forest degradation from its direct operations and supply chains. Responding companies are scored across four key areas: disclosure; awareness; management; and leadership. This company received a CDP Forests Score of D.
Source: CDP (2018)
The WWF Palm Oil Buyers Scorecard 2021 assesses 227 companies on the actions companies have taken to ensure their own palm oil supply chain is sustainable and free of deforestation, natural ecosystem conversion, and human rights abuse. This company failed to respond to WWF's requests for information.
Source: WWF Palm Oil Buyers Scorecard (2021)
Greenpeace's Reenergise campaign ranks Australia's biggest electricity using companies on their commitments and actions regarding renewable energy use. This company has: not committed to powering their operations by 100% renewable electricity by 2030; not signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) to buy power from a wind or solar project; has invested in on-site solar.
Source: Greenpeace (2021)
This 2013 report by The Australian Council of Superannuation Investors (ACSI) investigates the labour and human rights risks in supply chain sourcing. This company is identified on page 21 as a company which sources products from countries with known systemic labour and human rights concerns.
Source: ACSI (2013)
Involved in sale of tobacco-related products as a non-core business.
Source: company website (2020)
Yellow rating in Greenpeace Canned Tuna Guide. "IGA's private labels came 7th. IGA has made big improvements to labelling and transparency in the past, but they still need to get to know their supply chain better. IGA needs to improve its sustainability and social responsibility policies. Labelling on catch method and tuna species is inconsistent across its private labels. IGA needs to improve its transparency in backing up its claims. Some IGA stores stock the worst performing brand, Greenseas, but individual store owners determine stocklines." [Listed under Information due to age of report]
Source: Canned Tuna Guide (2017)
According to the democracyforsale.net website, this company donated $197,018 to Australia's major political parties between 2012 and 2018, as disclosed to the Australian Electoral Commision (AEC).
Source: Democracy For Sale (2018)
This company is listed by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) as a Employer of Choice for Gender Equality citation holder. The citation is designed to encourage, recognise and promote active commitment to achieving gender equality in Australian workplaces.
Source: WGEA (2022)
This company has Corporate Social Responsibility claims on its website under the headings People & Community, Responsible Sourcing, and Environment.
Source: company website (2020)
In July 2011 Greenpeace revealed that IGA was buying its toilet paper from Indonesia's most notorious rainforest destroyer, Asia Pulp and Paper (APP). Metcash terminated its contract with APP shortly afterwards.
Source: Greenpeace (2011)
Directly involved in the manufacture, distribution or sale of alcohol as a core business.
Source: company website (2020)
Human Rights Law Centre's 2022 report, "Broken Promises: Two years of corporate reporting under Australia's Modern Slavery Act", examines statements submitted to the Government's Modern Slavery Register by 92 companies sourcing from four sectors with known risks of modern slavery: garments from China, rubber gloves from Malaysia, seafood from Thailand and fresh produce from Australia. Modern slavery statements are analysed to see if they comply with the mandatory reporting requirements, identify or disclose obvious modern slavery risks, and demonstrate effective actions to address risks. This company's modern slavery disclosure statement received a rating in the 41-60% range. The average score was 44% and the highest score was 89%.
Source: Human Rights Law Centre (2022)
This company received an S&P Global ESG Score of 43/100 in the Food & Staples Retailing category of the S&P Global Corporate Sustainability Assessment, an annual evaluation of companies' sustainability practices (last updated 21 Oct 2022). 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: S&P Global (2022)
|Address||50 Waterloo Rd, North Ryde, NSW, 2113, Australia|
|Phone||02 9741 3000|
Products / BrandsMetcash Food & Grocery
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No Frills House Brands
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Signature House Brands
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