Dairy product manufacturing
This Australian dairy company became foreign owned in 1998 when Italian dairy giant Parmalat bought Pauls Ltd. Parmalat was acquired by French dairy giant Lactalis in 2011. Acquired WA dairy and fruit juice company Harvey Fresh in 2014 for $120m. Changed its name from Parmalat Australia to Lactalis Australia in 2019.
|Lactalis Australia Ltd||AUS||website|
| Lactalis Group
owns 100% of Lactalis Australia Ltd
|Lactalis Australia Ltd|
Signatory to the Australian Packaging Covenant, a voluntary agreement to encourage waste minimisation.
Source: Australian Packaging Covenant (2020)
In Aug 2015 the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) issued two $8000 fines to this company after offensive odours were detected coming from its dairy processing plant at Lidcombe. The EPA's odour surveys detected offensive odours beyond the boundary of the premises on 12 March and 15 April 2015. The odours on both occasions were caused by wastewater stored in a 500,000 Litre tank on the site becoming depleted in oxygen and producing hydrogen sulphide, that is rotten egg gas.
Source: EPA (2015)
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)
This company sells Rainforest Alliance certified iced coffee. However this only represents a fraction of this company's total sales. Rainforest Alliance certification has been dubbed 'Fairtrade light' by critics, as it offers producers no minimum price for their crop, and guarantees a minimum of just 30% of the product is certified.
Source: Rainforest Alliance (2020)
Some of this company's products are certified organic by NASAA.
Source: NASAA (2018)
This company has sustainability claims on its website including environmental policy statements.
Source: company website (2020)
The Forest 500 identifies, ranks, and tracks the governments, companies and financial institutions worldwide that together could virtually eradicate tropical deforestation. Rankings are based on their public policies and commitments and potential impacts on tropical forests in the context of forest risk commodities (palm oil, soy, beef, leather, timber and paper). This company received a score of 0%.
Source: Forest 500 (2019)
The Access to Nutrition Index (ATNI) is a global initiative that evaluates the world's largest food and beverage manufacturers on their policies, practices and performance related to undernutrition and obesity. Of the 22 companies ranked this company came last.
Source: Access to Nutrition Foundation (2018)
This company received a score of 2 out of a possible total of 24 in the WWF Soy Scorecard 2016, which rates companies on their use of responsible soy, grown without damaging the environment and harming people.
Source: WWF Soy Scorecard 2029 (2016)
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 (2019)
This company is named and shamed in IBFAN's 2017 report, 'Breaking the Rules, Stretching the Rules 2017', evidence of violations of the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes, compiled from June 2014 to June 2017. The report covers 792 Code violations from 79 countries and by 28 companies.
Source: IBFAN (2017)
The 2019 Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare (BBFAW) report ranks global food companies on how they are managing and reporting their farm animal welfare policies and practices. This company appeared in tier 5, "On the business agenda but limited evidence of implementation", with tier 1 being the best, and tier 6 the worst.
Source: BBFAW (2019)
The WWF Palm Oil Buyers Scorecard 2019 assesses 173 companies on the commitments they have made, and the actions they have taken, to ensure that there is no destruction of nature including no deforestation along their supply chains; and support a responsible and sustainable palm oil industry beyond their own supply chain. This company failed to respond to WWF's requests for information.
Source: WWF Palm Oil Buyers Scorecard 2019 (2019)
In 2010 US-based Lactalis subsidiary Sorrento Lactalis paid the United States a $315,000 penalty for excess discharges in violation of its wastewater permit levels. The company discharged the excess pollutants into Mason Creek from its factory operations in Nampa, Idaho, in violation of the Clean Water Act. The company repeatedly violated its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit over a period of three years from December 2005 to September 2008.
Source: EPA (2010)
Lactalis and Nestle created a dairy products joint venture in 2006 called Lactalis Nestle Chilled Dairy, which operates in nine European countries. Nestle is the target of a boycott call.
Source: company website (2006)
Five hundred French dairy farmers are to take Lactalis to court over the price they were paid in 2014 for their milk.
Source: news article (2015)
|Revenue||$1.8 billion in 2018|
|Employees||2,250 in 2018|
|Subsidiaries||Harvey Fresh (1994) Pty Ltd
Tamar Valley Dairy Pty Ltd
|Address||Level 5, 35 Boundary St, South Brisbane, QLD, 4101, Australia|
|Phone||07 3840 0100|
|Fax||07 3844 4105|
|Freecall||1800 676 961|
Products / BrandsLactalis Australia