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 Group Ltd||AUS||website|
| TPG Capital LP
owns 10% of Inghams Group Ltd
|Inghams Group Ltd|
Signatory to the Australian Packaging Covenant, a voluntary agreement to encourage waste minimisation.
Source: Australian Packaging Covenant (2020)
The Coller FAIRR Protein Producer Index is a comprehensive assessment of how this sector is managing critical sustainability risks factors: GHGs; deforestation and biodiversity; water scarcity; water pollution; antibiotics; animal welfare; working conditions; food safety. This company was rated as high risk.
Source: FAIRR (2019)
This company received an S&P Global ESG Score of 9/100 in the Food Products category of the S&P Global Corporate Sustainability Assessment, an annual evaluation of companies' sustainability practices (last updated 7 Feb 2021). 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 (2021)
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 550 million chickens endure short and unnatural lives inside factory farms. This approach is fundamentally at odds with chicken welfare.
Source: Animals Australia (2019)
The 2021 Food and Agriculture Benchmark assessed 350 keystone companies across the entirety of the food system, from farm to fork. It covers three dimensions where transformation is needed: nutrition, environment and social inclusion. This company ranked #192/350, with a total score of 15.8/100.
Source: World Benchmarking Alliance (2021)
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: NSW Environment Protection Authority (2015)
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: Advertising Standards Bureau (2007)
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: ABC Lateline (2013)
According to the democracyforsale.net website, this company donated $500,000 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 manufactures or distributes products that are certified organic under the Australian Certified Organic label.
Source: ACO (2018)
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: FREPA (2020)
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: company website (2015)
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: SAI Platform Australia (2019)
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: Modern Slavery Registry (2019)
|Revenue||2.5 billion AUD (2019)|
|Address||1 Julius Ave, North Ryde, NSW, 2113, Australia|
|Phone||02 9826 4444|