Rubber product manufacturing
Formerly Pacific Dunlop. Ansell holds its operational headquarters in Red Bank, NJ, USA and its registered office in Melbourne, Australia. Products sold in over 100 countries around the world. Maker of gloves and protective clothing. Sold its condom business to a Chinese consortium in 2017.
This company sources gloves from factories in Malaysia and other Asian countries. Investigations of labour conditions across the industry have revealed endemic and serious labour rights abuse of workers in factories such as factory temperatures of 40-50C, passports confiscated, factory fires, production line burns, cockroach infestations, 7-day working weeks, unpaid overtime, humiliation, and detainment.
[Source 2018][More on Workers Rights]
This company received a SAM Rank of 39/100 in the Health Care Equipment & Supplies category of the 2018 SAM Corporate Sustainability Assessment. The index is based on an analysis of corporate economic, environmental and social performance, assessing issues such as corporate governance, risk management, environmental reporting, climate strategy, human rights and labour practices.
[Source 2018][More on Sustainability Reporting]
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 The ad was subsequently withdrawn.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 2014][More on Irresponsible Marketing]
This company won an award in 2013 from the Australian Packaging Covenant, for demonstrating their commitment to environmental sustainability by performing 'above and beyond' in their efforts to minimise waste. This company achieved the highest overall score in their category, small pharmacy and personal care company.
[Source 2013][More on Packaging]
This company is a member of the Supplier Ethical Data Exchange (Sedex), a not-for-profit, membership organisation that leads work with buyers and suppliers to deliver improvements in responsible and ethical business practices in global supply chains. Tens of thousands of companies use Sedex to manage their performance around labour rights, health & safety, the environment and business ethics.
[Source 2018][More on Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives]
In 2018, the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) asked companies to provide data about their efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate climate change risk. Responding companies are scored across four key areas: disclosure; awareness; management; and leadership. This company received a CDP Climate Change Score of C.
[Source 2018][More on Climate Change]
In 2018, the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) asked companies to provide data about their efforts to manage and govern freshwater resources. Responding companies are scored on six key metrics: transparency; governance & strategy; measuring & monitoring; risk assessment; targets & goals; and value chain engagement. This company received a CDP Water Security Score of C.
[Source 2018][More on Human Rights]
|Company Structure||Public company|
|Revenue||$2.1 billion in 2016|
|# Employees||16,000 in 2016 in Australia|
|Company Ranking||197 in top 2000 Australian companies|
|Address||Level 3, 678 Victoria St, Richmond, VIC, 3121, Australia|
|Phone||03 9270 7270|
|Fax||03 9270 7300|
Products / BrandsAnsell