Personal care and cleaning products manufacturer
Founded in Africa in 1879 by George Paterson and George Zochonis (PZ).
|PZ Cussons Plc||UK||website|
|PZ Cussons Plc|
This company has either signed PETA's statement of assurance or provided a statement verifying that they do not conduct or commission any animal tests.
Source: PETA (2020)
This company scores Ethical Consumer's worst rating for their use of palm oil, signifying they are using no or minimal certified palm products, and with no or minimal positive commitments.
Source: Ethical Consumer (2019)
This company uses microbeads in some of its personal care products. These particles are not retained by wastewater treatment so end up in the ocean. While microbeads aren't thought to be a health hazard to consumers, they are a threat to the marine environment.
Source: Beat the Microbead (2018)
This company has signed a letter of intent (https://bit.ly/2rdBlwn) to participate in the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition, which claims will lift 50 million people in Africa out of poverty by 2022. But according to a 2015 report by ActionAid, the scheme will benefit multinational companies at the expense of small-scale farmers and is likely to increase poverty and inequality in Africa. Launched in 2012, the New Alliance provides aid money from rich countries like the US and the UK, and helps big business invest in the African agricultural sector. But in return, African countries are required to change their land, seed and trade rules in favour of big business. The New Alliance will: Make it easier for big corporations to grab land in Africa: Prevent farmers from breeding, saving and exchanging seeds: Heavily promote chemical fertilisers and pesticides, which increase farmers risk of debt as well as damaging the environment and farmers' health: Replace family farms with low paid, insecure jobs; and Prevent countries from restricting crop exports, even at times of domestic shortage.
Source: Action Aid (2015)
This company has a number of sustainability claims on its website in the areas of environment & plastic, palm oil, business ethics, charitable giving and CSR policies.
Source: company website (2020)
PZ Cussons has a joint venture (PZ Wilmar Ltd) with Singapore's Wilmar International to develop 100,000 hectares of palm oil plantations plus build a palm oil refinery in Nigeria. Wilmar is the world's largest palm oil producer.
Source: news article (2013)
In 2019, 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: CDP (2019)
California, the UK and Australia have all enacted legislation requiring companies operating within their borders to disclose their efforts to eradicate modern slavery from their operations and supply chains. Follow the link to see this company's disclosure statement.
Source: Modern Slavery Registry (2018)
|Revenue||819 million GBP in 2015|
|Employees||5,000+ in 2015|
|Subsidiaries||PZ Cussons Australia Pty Ltd
- Five:am Life Pty Ltd
- Rafferty's Garden Pty Ltd
|Address||Stockport, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom|
Products / BrandsPZ Cussons Australia
Charles Worthington Shampoo
Duo Laundry Detergent
Fudge Urban Hair Styling
Imperial Leather Deodorant
Imperial Leather Soap
Imperial Leather Hand Wash/Sanitiser
Imperial Leather Bodywash/Shower Gel
Imperial Leather Mens Grooming
Morning Fresh Dishwashing Detergent
Nilodor Air Fresheners
Original Source Bodywash/Shower Gel
Original Source Hand Wash/Sanitiser
Pure Hand Wash/Sanitiser
Pure Bodywash/Shower Gel
Radiant Laundry Detergent
Rafferty's Garden Baby Food
St Tropez Tanning Lotions
Trix Dishwashing Detergent
five:am certified organic
five:am certified organic Flavoured Milk
five:am certified organic Custard & Desserts
five:am certified organic Muesli & Oats