Dairy product and stock feed manufacturer
Established in Byron Bay in 1895, today Norco is still a dairy farmer owned co-operative. They operate four business divisions: Agribusiness (animal feed manufacturing), Rural (agricultural needs stores), Foods (food processor, especially dairy) and Milk Supply. Norco produces house brand ice cream for Coles, Woolworths and Aldi..
|Norco Co-operative Ltd||AUS||website|
|Norco Co-operative Ltd|
Signatory to the Australian Packaging Covenant, a voluntary agreement to encourage waste minimisation.
Source: Australian Packaging Covenant (2020)
Video footage from PETA Asia's investigation of a dairy farm in NSW between July and November 2016 exposes severe abuse and neglect. Calves deemed unprofitable were bludgeoned to death with hammers. When their milk production waned, some mother cows were killed by being shot in the head multiple times with a captive-bolt gun. During the investigation, the farm shown in the exposé supplied Norco.
Source: PETA Asia (2018)
This company was one of five major dairy processors that agreed to amend its milk supply agreements after The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) found them to be unfair. The ACCC said it had raised concerns with some processors about lengthy notice periods for farmers to terminate their contracts, one-sided termination rights, broad indemnities, and terms that restrict a farmer's ability to lease a farm or sell their cattle.
Source: ACCC (2018)
Company retails, manufactures or distributes products that are certified organic under the Australian Certified Organic label.
Source: ACO (2018)
Some of this company's products are certified organic by NASAA.
Source: NASAA (2018)
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)
|Revenue||$430 million in 2014|
|Employees||700 in 2015|
|Address||Windmill Grove, 107 Wilson Street, South Lismore, NSW, 2480, Australia|
|Phone||02 6627 8000|
|Fax||02 6621 9673|
Products / BrandsNorco
FM Flavoured Milk
Hinterland Ice Cream
Mighty Cool Flavoured Milk
Norco Ice Cream
Norco some products certified organic Milk
Norco Flavoured Milk
Norco Natural Cheese Co Cheese