One of Australia's largest food processors. Simplot Australia was founded in 1995 when the J R Simplot Company acquired some of Australia's favourite food brand businesses including Edgell, Chiko, Birds Eye, Harvest and Leggo's. Acquired Chicken Tonight, Raguletto and Five Brothers from Symington's Australia in 2016.
|Simplot Australia (Holdings) Pty Ltd||AUS||website|
| J R Simplot Company
owns 100% of Simplot Australia (Holdings) Pty Ltd
|Simplot Australia (Holdings) Pty Ltd|
Second highest rating in Greenpeace's Canned Tuna Guide. "John West ranked 2nd this year. It has made big improvements since we started the Guide and is now one of the better choices for responsibly fished tuna. John West is continuing to improve its sustainability practices and has met its commitment to source only FAD-free tuna. John West has a good traceability and sourcing policy and all of its tuna is MSC certified. John West is also engaged in a sustainability project in the Pacific that aims to improve environmental and social outcomes for coastal communities. A positive example of what can be achieved when a company takes sustainability seriously."
[Source 2017][More on Oceans]
Signatory to the Australian Packaging Covenant, a voluntary agreement to encourage waste minimisation.
[Source 2017][More on Packaging]
This company won a Banksia Sustainability Award in 2016 for demonstrating leadership through fully integrating sustainable principles and practices into operational activities, reducing the organisations' footprint and influencing and educating suppliers and customers.
[Source 2016][More on Governance]
Brands owned by this company were rated 'red' in Greenpeace's 2011 Truefood Guide, signifying they may include GM-derived ingredients in their products. This includes brands that either: contain GM derived ingredients; have no clear policy on GM-derived ingredients; and/or have ignored or refused Greenpeace's request for information regarding their policies on GM-derived ingredients.
[Source 2011][More on Genetic Engineering]
According to the democracyforsale.net website, this company donated $70,000 to Australia's major political parties between 2012 and 2018, as disclosed to the Australian Electoral Commision (AEC).
[Source 2018][More on Politics]
This company sells products which are certified by the Marine Stewardship Council.
[Source 2016][More on Oceans]
This company manufactures or distributes products that are certified organic under the Australian Certified Organic label.
[Source 2018][More on Eco-Certification]
In Feb 2012 John West Australia (part of Simplot Australia) announced a new Sustainable Seafood partnership with WWF Australia. The partnership commits John West Australia to WWF's Global Sustainable Seafood Charter and features key milestones for John West to meet. In 2016 John West launched MSC-certified sustainable skipjack tuna, and they are continuing to migrate other branded products to MSC and ASC certified sustainable sources.
[Source 2016][More on Oceans]
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 2015][More on Irresponsible Marketing]
This company is listed by the Earth Island Institute as an approved dolphin-safe tuna processing company. This company has pledged to abide by the Earth Island international 'Dolphin Safe' tuna standards of no encirclement of dolphins or other marine mammals during an entire fishing trip, no accidental deaths or serious injuries of any dolphins, and no use of drift gill nets.
[Source 2016][More on Animal Rights]
The RSPCA Good Egg Awards acknowledge major companies that make the switch to cage-free eggs. This company was awarded a Good Egg Award in 2014 for their commitment to sourcing only cage-free eggs when used as direct ingredients for iconic brands such as Leggo's and Lean Cuisine.
[Source 2014][More on Animal Rights]
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]
|J R Simplot Company|
Named in Conde Nast Portfolio's 'The Toxic Ten': In 2007, USA's E.P.A. determined that a Simplot factory was the main source of a potentially deadly amount of phosphorus dumped into the Portneuf River.
[Source x][More on Habitats]
This company has sustainability claims on its website.
[Source 2015][More on Sustainability Reporting]
OpenSecrets.org tracks the influence of money on U.S. politics, and how that money affects policy and citizens' lives. Follow link to see this company's record of political donations, lobbying, outside spending and more.
|Company Structure||Wholly-owned subsidiary|
|Revenue||$1.3 billion in 2015|
|# Employees||2,052 in 2015|
|Company Ranking||318 in top 2000 Australian companies|
|Address||Chifley Business Park, 2 Chifley Drive, Mentone, VIC, 3194, Australia|
|Phone||03 9588 3000|
|Fax||03 9588 4423|
|Freecall||1800 061 279|
Products / BrandsSimplot Australia
Ally Canned Fish
Bird's Eye some products MSC certified Frozen Fish
Bird's Eye Frozen Vegies/Chips
Birds Eye Frozen Meals/Pizza
Chicken Tonight Cooking Sauce
Chiko Finger Food
Colonial Farm Finger Food
Edgell Canned Vegies/Beans
Edgell Pasta Sauce
Edgell Packet Meals
Five Brothers Pasta Sauce
Five Tastes Asian
Harvest Canned Meat/Meals
I & J Finger Food
I & J Frozen Fish
John West some products certified MSC
John West Savoury Spread
John West Canned Fish (Tuna)
Lean Cuisine Frozen Meals/Pizza
Leggo's Packet Meals
Leggo's Pasta Sauce
Leggo's Pickles, Chutney & Relish
Leggo's Fresh Pasta
Neptune Frozen Fish
Providore Pasta Sauce
Raguletto Fresh Pasta
Raguletto Pasta Sauce
Seakist Canned Fish (Tuna)