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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Senior management of baby food company Rafferty's Garden and private equity firm Anacacia Capital and Saleslink Australasia invested in Rafferty's Garden in a management buyout in Sept 2010.
Source: company website (2010)
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Signatory to the Australian Packaging Covenant, a voluntary agreement to encourage waste minimisation.
Source: Australian Packaging Covenant (2020)
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: EPA (2011)
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: ATO (2018)
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This company has either signed PETA's statement of assurance or provided a statement verifying that they do not conduct or commission any animal tests.
Source: PETA (2020)
In 2020, 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 (2020)
This company scores Ethical Consumer's worst rating for their use of palm oil, signifying they are using no or minimal certified palm products, and with no or minimal positive commitments.
Source: Ethical Consumer (2020)
This company uses plastic microbeads in some of its personal care products. These particles are not retained by wastewater treatment so end up in the ocean where they contribute to ocean plastic pollution, and are hazardous to sea life. While the effects of microplastics on human health are not completely understood, there are concerns about plastic additives, such as phthalates, which are known endocrine disruptors which are shown to have harmful effects on life.
Source: Beat the Microbead (2021)
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: Action Aid (2015)
This company has a number of sustainability claims on its website in the areas of environment & plastic, palm oil, business ethics, charitable giving and CSR policies.
Source: company website (2020)
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: news article (2013)
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 (2018)
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