Baby food makers
Rafferty's Garden was founded in Australia in 2008 by Adrian Pike. In 2010 private equity firm Anacacia Capital acquired a majority stake. Then in 2013 PZ Cussons bought the company from Anacacia, with Pike retaining an undisclosed minority stake
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| PZ Cussons Australia Pty Ltd
owns 100% of Rafferty's Garden Pty Ltd
| PZ Cussons Plc
owns 100% of PZ Cussons Australia Pty Ltd
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Brands owned by this company were rated 'green' in Greenpeace's 2011 Truefood Guide, signifying a clear policy on excluding GM-derived ingredients, including oils derived from GM crops, and animal products from animals fed on GM crops. However since then the company has had a change of ownership so their current GM status in unknown.
[Source 2011][More on Genetic Engineering]
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In Feb 2011 the EPA accepted PZ Cussons Australia Pty Ltd proposal of an Enforceable Undertaking following the discharge of contaminated storm water in breach of its EPA licence in Oct 2009. The cost of compliance is estimated by PZ Cussons Australia to be $595,000.
[Source 2011][More on Habitats]
According to data released by the Australian Tax Office in Dec 2018, this company was one of 2,159 local and foreign-based companies that paid no tax in Australia in 2016-17. Please note however that companies pay income tax on profits, not revenue (total income). While some companies use tax havens and loopholes to avoid paying their fair share of tax in Australia, other companies that paid no tax have perfectly legitimate reasons.
[Source 2018][More on Finance]
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In 2018, 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 2018][More on Climate Change]
This company uses microbeads in some of its personal care products. These particles are not retained by wastewater treatment so end up in the ocean. While microbeads aren't thought to be a health hazard to consumers, they are a threat to the marine environment.
[Source 2018][More on Oceans]
This company has signed a letter of intent (https://bit.ly/2rdBlwn) to participate in the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition, which claims will lift 50 million people in Africa out of poverty by 2022. But according to a 2015 report by ActionAid, the scheme will benefit multinational companies at the expense of small-scale farmers and is likely to increase poverty and inequality in Africa. Launched in 2012, the New Alliance provides aid money from rich countries like the US and the UK, and helps big business invest in the African agricultural sector. But in return, African countries are required to change their land, seed and trade rules in favour of big business. The New Alliance will: Make it easier for big corporations to grab land in Africa: Prevent farmers from breeding, saving and exchanging seeds: Heavily promote chemical fertilisers and pesticides, which increase farmers risk of debt as well as damaging the environment and farmers' health: Replace family farms with low paid, insecure jobs; and Prevent countries from restricting crop exports, even at times of domestic shortage.
[Source 2015][More on Finance]
This company has a number of environmental claims on its website including the sustainable sourcing of palm oil and wood pulp, plus reduction targets in the areas of carbon, packaging, waste and water consumption.
[Source 2013][More on Environmental claims]
PZ Cussons has a joint venture (PZ Wilmar Ltd) with Singapore's Wilmar International to develop 100,000 hectares of palm oil plantations plus build a palm oil refinery in Nigeria. Wilmar is the world's largest palm oil producer.
[Source 2013][More on Palm Oil]
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 2018][More on Human Rights]
While this company claims "we do not conduct safety testing on animals in respect of any of our products, nor do we commission others to do so on our behalf", they do not appear on the cruelty free lists of PETA, Leaping Bunny or CCF, nor do they appear on PETA's list of companies who do test on animals. Our research indicates they do not sell cosmetics in China, where cosmetics products must, by law, be tested on animals. However they are listed on Uncaged as a company who makes deceptive claims and continues to benefit financially from chemical ingredients that have recently been tested on animals by their suppliers.
[Source 2013][More on Animal Testing]
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Products / Brands
PZ Cussons acquires five:am
13th Aug 2014 — PZ Cussons acquired Australian organic yoghurt makers five:am in August 2014. This follows PZ Cussons' acquisition of premium baby food brand, Rafferty's Garden in July 2013. [source]
PZ Cussons acquisition of Rafferty's Garden baby foods
10th Jul 2013 — International consumer products group PZ Cussons has acquired Australian premium baby food brand Rafferty's Garden Pty Ltd for AU $70 million. [source]