Over 95% of the products sold by McCormick Foods in Australia are now manufactured locally.
|McCormick Foods Australia Pty Ltd||AUS||website|
| McCormick & Co. Inc
owns 100% of McCormick Foods Australia Pty Ltd
|McCormick Foods Australia Pty Ltd|
Brands owned by this company were rated 'red' in Greenpeace's 2010 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 2010][More on Genetic Engineering]
According to data released by the Australian Tax Office in Dec 2015, this company was one of 579 local and foreign-based companies that paid no tax in Australia in 2013-14. 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 2015][More on Finance]
|McCormick & Co. Inc|
This company received a score of 67.8/100 in the Newsweek Green Rankings 2016, which ranks the world's largest publicly traded companies on eight indicators covering energy, greenhouse gases, water, waste, fines and penalties, linking executive pay to sustainability targets, board-level committee oversight of environmental issues and third-party audits. Ranking methodology by Corporate Knights and HIP Investor.
[Source 2016][More on Sustainability Reporting]
EWG's 2015 report "BPA in Canned Food" analyzed 252 canned food brands to find out which ones are still using BPA (bisphenol A), a synthetic estrogen found in the epoxy coatings of food cans which has been linked to many health problems. This company was amongst the 'Worst Players' for exclusively using cans with BPA.
[Source 2015][More on Product Safety]
In their 2017 report 'Feeding Ourselves Thirsty', Ceres looks at how food sector companies are responding to water risks. 42 companies were assessed on a 0-100 point basis across four categories of water management: governance and strategy, direct operations, manufacturing supply chain and agricultural supply chain. This company received a score of 20/100.
[Source 2017][More on Habitats]
The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 (SB 657) requires companies operating in California to disclose their efforts to eradicate slavery and human trafficking from their direct supply chains. KnowTheChain.org has examined this company's disclosure statement and concluded that it addresses the majority of SB 657 requirements. Follow the link to see this company's disclosure statement.
[Source 2014][More on Workers Rights]
|Company Structure||Wholly-owned subsidiary|
|# Employees||226 in 2013|
|Address||71 Fairbank Rd, Clayton South, VIC, 3169, Australia|
|Phone||03 9264 0333|
|Fax||03 9548 9198|
|Freecall||1800 802 223|
Products / BrandsMcCormick Australia
Aeroplane Topping & Syrup
Cake Mate Cake Decoration
Dinner Winner Packet Meals
Frank's RedHot Chilli/Hot Sauce
Keen's Recipe Bases
Keen's Herbs & Spices
McCormick Herbs & Spices
McCormick Recipe Bases
McCormick Tomato/BBQ Sauce
Rice-a-Riso Packet Meals
McCormick buys Reckitt Benckiser Group's food division
21st Jul 2017 — Reckitt Benckiser Group has entered into an agreement to sell its food business to McCormick & Company for $4.2 billion.
McCormick will retain the leading brand names of French's, Frank's RedHot and Cattlemen's.
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McCormick acquires Gourmet Garden
23rd Aug 2016 — In April 2016 McCormick & Co acquired 100 per cent of the privately owned Botanical Food Company, that manufactures and sells the Gourmet Garden brand of packaged herbs in a tube. McCormick paid $150 million for the Queensland-based company. [source]