World's largest horticultural and turf products maker & marketer (including marketing Monsanto's Roundup herbicide products)
|Scotts Miracle-Gro Company||USA||website|
|Scotts Miracle-Gro Company|
In 2012 Scotts Miracle-Gro Co. agreed to plead guilty to charges in US federal court and pay $4.5million in fines in two incidents that date to 2008. Court documents state that, from November 2005 to March 2008, Scotts distributed 73 million units of birdseed coated with insecticides called Storcide II and Actellic 5E. This was done to keep insects from eating the seeds during storage. Scotts continued to sell the products despite warnings from a pesticide chemist and an ornithologist in 2007, both of whom worked for the company. Also in 2008, Federal EPA officials discovered that Scotts was selling lawn and garden products with falsified pesticide registrations.
[Source 2012][More on Governance]
The Organic Consumers Association's (OCA) and allies has called for a boycott of all Scotts' products. At the request of Scotts Miracle-Gro, the USDA has created a new class of genetically engineered plants, animals and animal drugs that won't have to undergo any government regulation or review. Scotts' new gene-altered lawn grass is 'RoundUp Ready', which will result in a drastic increase in the use of the pesticide in neighborhoods, parks, schoolyards and golf courses, increasing the public's exposure to a toxin that causes endocrine disruption, damage to DNA, reproductive and developmental toxicity, neurotoxicity, and cancer, as well as birth defects. Scotts markets Monsanto's Roundup products in the USA.
[Source 2012][More on Genetic Engineering]
This company is a member of How2Recycle. The How2Recycle Label is a voluntary, standardized labeling system that clearly communicates recycling instructions to the public. It involves a coalition of forward thinking brands who want their packaging to be recycled and are empowering consumers through smart packaging labels. Companies must be a member of the program to use the How2Recycle Label.
[Source 2017][More on Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives]
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|Company Structure||Public company|
|Revenue||US$2.9 billion in 2007|
|# Employees||6,120 in 2007 in World|
|Subsidiaries||Scotts Australia Pty Ltd|
|Address||Marysville, Ohio, USA|
Products / BrandsScotts Australia
Defender Garden Care
Lawn Builder Garden Care
Miracle-Gro Garden Care
Osmocote Garden Care
Scotts Garden Care