Skincare products manufacturer
Founded in Australia in 1953 by Gerald Oppenheim and his wife, Rae. Products are manufactured in Melbourne, Australia, and exported to over 20 countries.
|Ego Pharmaceuticals Pty Ltd||AUS||website|
|Ego Pharmaceuticals Pty Ltd|
Signatory to the Australian Packaging Covenant, a voluntary agreement to encourage waste minimisation.
Source: Australian Packaging Covenant (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)
In 2014 the Therapeutic Goods Administration's Complaints Resolution Panel upheld a complaint about an ad by this company on the grounds that it breached advertising codes. The ad was subsequently withdrawn.
Source: TGA Complaints Register (2014)
This company has corporate responsibility claims on its website in areas such as of responsible business, environmental solutions and community engagement
Source: company website (2019)
|Type||Family-owned private company|
|Revenue||205 million AUD (2020)|
|Address||21-31 Malcolm Road, Braeside, VIC, 3195, Australia|
Products / BrandsEgo Pharmaceuticals
Aqium Hand Wash/Sanitiser
Ego Skin Care
Moov Lice Treatment
QV Skin Care
Sun Sense Tanning Lotions
Sun Sense Sunscreen