Australia's second largest poultry producer (after Baiada). It was wholly owned by Bob Ingham, son of the company's founder Walter Ingham, until March 2013, when it was sold to TPG Capital. Floated on the ASX in Nov 2016.
|Inghams Enterprises Pty Ltd||AUS||website|
| TPG Capital LP
owns 47% of Inghams Enterprises Pty Ltd
|Inghams Enterprises Pty Ltd|
This company produces factory farmed chicken meat. Broiler chickens can legally be confined at a density that gives each bird less space than an single A4 sheet of paper. Every year in Australia 435 million chickens endure short and unnatural lives inside factory farms. This approach is fundamentally at odds with chicken welfare.
[Source 2011][More on Factory Farming]
This company entered into an enforceable undertaking with the NSW Environment Protection Authority in March 2015 to provide $79,800 to a Lake Macquarie City Council initiative to improve water quality in MacNamarra Creek. The enforceable undertaking is in response to a pollution incident that occurred in May 2014, where poultry blood from the Inghams poultry abattoir at Cardiff was accidently discharged into a stormwater drain and impacted on the nearby Winding Creek.
[Source 2015][More on Habitats]
Brands owned by this company were rated 'red' in Greenpeace's 2011 Truefood Guide, signifying they may include GM-derived ingredients in their products. This includes brands that either: contain GM derived ingredients; have no clear policy on GM-derived ingredients; and/or have ignored or refused Greenpeace's request for information regarding their policies on GM-derived ingredients.
[Source 2011][More on Genetic Engineering]
Inghams has been criticised for trivialising an important public health issue. In 2007 the Advertising Standards Bureau upheld complaints with regards to a billboard ad for chicken during Breast Awareness Week on the grounds it was in poor taste and breached advertising codes. Inghams subsequently discontinued the ads.
[Source 2007][More on Irresponsible Marketing]
In March 2013 ABC's Lateline showed video footage obtained by Animal Liberation of workers apparently bashing and kicking turkeys at an Inghams poultry processing plant on the outskirts of Sydney.
[Source 2013][More on Animal Rights]
According to the democracy4sale.org website, this company donated $950,000 to Australia's major political parties between 2009 and 2013, as disclosed to the Australian Electoral Commision (AEC).
[Source 2013][More on Politics]
Inghams' Marion Bay free range chicken is certified by Free Range Egg and Poultry Australia (FREPA). However this only represents a small percentage of this company's total chicken meat production.
[Source 2011][More on Animal Rights]
This company has a number of sustainability claims on its website in the areas of water stewardship, environmental management, reductions in waste and energy usage, and community support.
[Source 2015][More on Sustainability Reporting]
This company is a member of the Australian chapter of the Sustainable Agriculture Initiative (SAI) Platform, the main food industry initiative supporting the development of sustainable agriculture worldwide. Created by Nestle, Unilever and Danone in 2002, the SAI Platform is a non-profit organization to facilitate sharing, at precompetitive level, of knowledge and initiatives to support the development and implementation of sustainable agriculture practices involving the different stakeholders of the food chain.
[Source 2014][More on Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives]
|Revenue||$1.95 billion in 2010|
|# Employees||8,200 in 2015|
|Address||Level 4, 203 Northumberland St, Liverpool, NSW, 2170, Australia|
|Phone||02 9602 8744|
|Fax||02 9600 9878|