Perfetti Van Melle
Worlds #3 sugar confectionery company, 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 2019 Break Free From Plastic engaged 72,541 volunteers in 51 countries to conduct 484 brand audits. These volunteers collected 476,423 pieces of plastic waste, 43% of which was marked with a clear consumer brand. This company ranked as one of the world's top 10 plastic polluters.
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)
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)
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