Perfetti Van Melle
Worlds #3 sugar confectionery company after Mondelez and Mars, Perfetti Van Melle was formed by the 2001 merger of Perfetti of Italy with Van Melle of the Netherlands. They bought Spanish owned Chupa Chups in 2006.
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In 2020 Break Free From Plastic engaged 14,734 volunteers in 55 countries to conduct 575 brand audits. These volunteers collected 346,494 pieces of plastic waste, 63% of which was marked with a clear consumer brand. This company ranked as one of the world's top 10 plastic polluters two years in row.
Source: #breakfreefromplastic (2019)
This company received a score of 4.6/100 (retrieved 10-Oct-2020) in the Corporate Information Transparency Index (CITI), a system for evaluating supply chain practices in China, particularly in regards to environmental management and water pollution. Scores are calculated using government compliance data, online monitoring data, and third-party environmental audits, as well as trends in the environmental performance of factories in the company's supply chains.
Source: IPE (2020)
The 2021 Food and Agriculture Benchmark assessed 350 keystone companies across the entirety of the food system, from farm to fork. It covers three dimensions where transformation is needed: nutrition, environment and social inclusion. This company ranked #284/350, with a total score of 4.9/100.
Source: World Benchmarking Alliance (2021)
This 2014 report by Friends of the Earth documents a tenfold increase in unregulated, unlabeled "nanofood" products on the American market since 2008. The report named this company among those with products containing unlabeled nano-ingredients. These nanomaterials differ significantly from larger particles of the same chemical composition, and new studies are adding to a growing body of scientific evidence indicating they may be more toxic to humans and the environment.
Source: FOE (2014)
As listed on the We Mean Business website, this company has committed to the following climate action initiatives: adopt a science-based emissions reduction target.
Source: We Mean Business (2021)
This company is a member of How2Recycle. The How2Recycle Label is a voluntary, standardized labeling system that clearly communicates recycling instructions to the public. It involves a coalition of forward thinking brands who want their packaging to be recycled and are empowering consumers through smart packaging labels. Companies must be a member of the program to use the How2Recycle Label.
Source: How2Recycle (2023)
|Revenue||2.65 billion EUR (2019)|
Power mint makers
Products / BrandsPerfetti Van Melle
Airheads Sweets & Lollies
Alpenliebe Sweets & Lollies
Chupa Chups Sweets & Lollies
Frisk Mints & Gum
Meller Sweets & Lollies
Mentos Mints & Gum
Mentos Sweets & Lollies