Founded in Lakes Entrance (VIC) in 1966. Products manufactured at their facility in Bairnsdale, VIC. Acquired by private equity firm Pacific Equity Partners in 2016 for $232 million.
|Patties Foods Pty Ltd||AUS||website|
| Pacific Equity Partners Pty Ltd
owns 100% of Patties Foods Pty Ltd
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Signatory to the Australian Packaging Covenant, a voluntary agreement to encourage waste minimisation.
Source: Australian Packaging Covenant (2020)
This company has been criticised for offensive advertising. In 2016 the Advertising Standards Bureau upheld complaints about an ad by this company on the grounds that it breached advertising codes. The ad was subsequently discontinued or modified.
Source: Advertising Standards Bureau (2016)
This company is a signatory to the Responsible Children's Marketing Initiative (RCMI), which is managed by the Australian Food & Grocery Council and covers products found in retail outlets. Companies that have signed up to the initiative commit to: only advertising healthier choices to children and encouraging a healthy lifestyle through good diet and physical activity; not paying for or seeking product placement television programs, editorial content or interactive games aimed at children, unless the product is a healthier choice; not advertising and marketing to children in Australian schools unless they are asked to by those schools.
Source: AFGC (2019)
Patties Foods use chicken from Australian RSPCA Approved farms for their range of Herbest Adams gourmet chicken pies. These farms raise their birds in an enriched barn environment. Chickens enjoy space to move, good lighting and can perch, dustbathe and forage.
Source: RSPCA (2020)
This company is listed on the RSPCA Australia website as 'cage-free and proud', signifying a commitment to source 100% cage-free eggs. Essentially cage-free means barn laid, which is better than cage eggs, but still much worse than free-range or organic eggs when it comes to animal welfare.
Source: RSPCA Australia (2020)
This company has a publicly available Ethical Sourcing Policy on its website, with a focus on the areas of sustainable palm oil and packaging.
Source: company website (2016)
In February 2015 twelve people contracted hepatitis A due to the consumption of "Nanna's frozen berries" sourced from China and sold by this company. A number of frozen berry products were recalled, and Patties has since exited the frozen berries sector.
Source: news article (2015)
|Pacific Equity Partners Pty Ltd|
According to the democracyforsale.net website, this company donated $126,750 to Australia's major political parties between 2012 and 2018, as disclosed to the Australian Electoral Commision (AEC).
Source: Democracy For Sale (2018)
This company states on its website that in general they do not invest in gambling or tobacco related businesses.
Source: company website (2016)
UNPRI is a set of six principles direct institutional investors may adopt to consider environmental, social and corporate governance issues when investing. UNPRI is a voluntary agreement.
Source: UNPRI (2020)
|Revenue||$213 million in 2017|
|Employees||400 in 2017|
|Subsidiaries||Chefs Pride Pty Ltd
Australian Wholefoods Pty Ltd (50% owned)
|Address||161-169 Princes Highway, Bairnsdale, VIC, 3875, Australia|
|Phone||03 9558 7456|
|Fax||03 9558 3760|
|Freecall||1800 650 069|
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