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COMPANIES WITH PRAISES
– PRAISE (FULL)
…… Adelaide Brighton , – “ Horwath Corporate Governance best practice “
…… ALDI Stores (Australia) , AUS – “ Source locally “
…… Ansell , AUS – “ Horwath Corporate Governance best practice “
…… Crane Group , – “ Horwath Corporate Governance best practice “
…… CSR , AUS – “ Horwath Corporate Governance best practice “
…… Method Products Inc , USA – “ Certified B Corporation “
…… PaperlinX , AUS – “ Horwath Corporate Governance best practice “
…… Perpetual Trustees Australia , – “ Horwath Corporate Governance best practice “
…… Seventh Generation, Inc. , USA – “ Certified B Corporation “
– PRAISE (LESSER)
…… Australia and New Zealand Banking Group , AUS – “ Equator Principles member “
…… Banco Santander SA , ESP – “ Equator Principles member “
…… Bank of America Corporation , USA – “ Equator Principles member “
…… Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ , JPN – “ Equator Principles member “
…… Barclays plc , GBR – “ Equator Principles member “
…… BNP Paribas SA , FRA – “ Equator Principles member “
…… Citigroup Inc , USA – “ Equator Principles member “
…… Conway Sylver / Kate Sylvester , NZL – “ Sustainable Business Network member (NZ) “
…… Costco Wholesale Corporation , USA – “ Sustainable Food Laboratory participant “
…… Credit Suisse Group AG , CHE – “ Equator Principles member “
…… General Mills, Inc. , USA – “ Sustainable Food Laboratory participant “
…… H.J. Heinz Company , USA – “ Sustainable Food Laboratory participant “
…… HSBC Holdings plc , GBR – “ Equator Principles member “
…… ING Group , NLD – “ Equator Principles member “
…… JPMorgan Chase & Co. , USA – “ Equator Principles member “
…… Lloyds Banking Group plc , GBR – “ Equator Principles member “
…… Marks & Spencer PLC , – “ Sustainable Food Laboratory participant “
…… Mars Inc. , USA – “ Sustainable Food Laboratory participant “
…… National Australia Bank , AUS – “ Equator Principles member “
…… Pepsico Inc , USA – “ Sustainable Food Laboratory participant “
…… Rabobank Group , NLD – “ Equator Principles member “
…… Royal Bank of Canada , CAN – “ Equator Principles member “
…… Société Générale , FRA – “ Equator Principles member “
…… Standard Chartered plc , GBR – “ Equator Principles member “
…… Starbucks Corporation , USA – “ Sustainable Food Laboratory participant “
…… Sumitomo Mitsui Banking , JPN – “ Equator Principles member “
…… The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc , GBR – “ Equator Principles member “
…… Unilever , GBR/NLD – “ Sustainable Food Laboratory participant “
…… W.K. Kellogg Foundation , USA – “ Sustainable Food Laboratory participant “
…… Wells Fargo & Co. , USA – “ Equator Principles member “
…… Westpac Banking Corporation , AUS – “ Equator Principles member “
– MINOR PRAISE (not used in rating calculations)
…… Abercrombie & Fitch Co , USA – “ Better Work’s Buyer Principles signatory “
…… adidas AG , DEU – “ Contract Factory Disclosure List “
…… Affinity Equity Partners , HKG – “ Investment focus “
…… American Eagle Outfitters Inc , USA – “ Better Work’s Buyer Principles signatory “
…… ASICS Corporation , JPN – “ Sustainable Apparel Coalition member “
…… Coca-Cola Company , USA – “ Sustainable Apparel Coalition member “
…… Columbia Sportswear Company , USA – “ Sustainable Apparel Coalition member “
…… E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company , USA – “ Sustainable Apparel Coalition member “
…… Esprit Holdings , HKG – “ Sustainable Apparel Coalition member “
…… G-Star International BV , NLD – “ Better Work’s Buyer Principles signatory “
…… Garfield Weston Foundation , GBR – “ Charitable giving “
…… H & M Hennes & Mauritz AB , SWE – “ Sustainable Apparel Coalition member “
…… Hanesbrands Inc , USA – “ Sustainable Apparel Coalition member “
…… Hasbro Inc. , USA – “ Supplier disclosure list “
…… Icebreaker New Zealand , NZL – “ Traceability programme “
…… Industria de Diseño Textil SA , ESP – “ Sustainable Apparel Coalition member “
…… JCPenney , USA – “ Sustainable Apparel Coalition member “
…… Kohl’s Department Stores Inc , USA – “ Sustainable Apparel Coalition member “
…… L L Bean Inc , USA – “ Sustainable Apparel Coalition member “
…… Levi Strauss & Co. , USA – “ Contract Factory Disclosure List “
…… Li & Fung , HKG – “ Sustainable Apparel Coalition member “
…… Liz Claiborne Inc , USA – “ Better Work’s Buyer Principles signatory “
…… Marks & Spencer PLC , – “ Sustainable Apparel Coalition member “
…… Mountain Equipment Co-op , – “ Sustainable Apparel Coalition member “
…… New Balance Athletic Shoe Inc , USA – “ Sustainable Apparel Coalition member “
…… Nike Inc. , USA – “ Contract Factory Disclosure List “
…… Nordstrom, Inc. , – “ Sustainable Apparel Coalition member “
…… Otto Group , – “ Sustainable Apparel Coalition member “
…… Pacific Equity Partners , AUS – “ Investment criteria “
…… Patagonia Inc , USA – “ Sustainable Apparel Coalition member “
…… Pentland Group plc , GBR – “ Sustainable Apparel Coalition member “
…… Primark Stores , GBR – “ Better Work’s Buyer Principles signatory “
…… Puma AG , DEU – “ Sustainable Apparel Coalition member “
…… Reebok , USA – “ Contract Factory Disclosure List “
…… Sears Roebuck Corp. , USA – “ Better Work’s Buyer Principles signatory “
…… The Gap Inc. , USA – “ Sustainable Apparel Coalition member “
…… The Jones Group Inc , USA – “ Better Work’s Buyer Principles signatory “
…… The Timberland Company , USA – “ Contract Factory Disclosure List “
…… VF Corporation , USA – “ Sustainable Apparel Coalition member “
…… Wal-Mart Stores Inc , USA – “ Sustainable Apparel Coalition member “
…… Walt Disney Company , USA – “ Better Work’s Buyer Principles signatory “
COMPANIES WITH CRITICISMS IN THIS AREA
– CRITICISM (FULL)
…… Cereal Partners Worldwide SA , CHE – “ 50% ownership by Nestle “
…… Galderma , CHE – “ Joint Venture between two companies with criticisms “
…… ALDI International , DEU – “ Dominate small retailers “
…… Altria Group, Inc , USA – “ Multinational Monitor’s ’10 Worst’ “
…… Asia Pacific Breweries , SGP – “ Owned by companies with criticisms “
…… Asia Pulp & Paper Company , SGP – “ WWF report – APP Misleads Customers “
…… Bacardi Lion , AUS – “ Joint Venture between two companies with criticisms “
…… Bank of America Corporation , USA – “ Home foreclosures and coal financing “
…… Boeing Corporation , USA – “ Multinational Monitor’s ’10 Worst’ “
…… BP PLC , GBR – “ Multinational Monitor’s ’10 Worst’ “
…… Bulgari SpA , ITA – “ ‘F’ grade in WWF Deeper Luxury report “
…… Caltex Australia , USA/AUS – “ Part ownership by Chevron “
…… Cargill Inc , USA – “ Multinational Monitor’s ’10 Worst’ “
…… Chiquita Brands International, Inc. , USA – “ Multinational Monitor’s ’10 Worst’ “
…… FirstEnergy Corp. , – “ Multinational Monitor’s ’10 Worst’ “
…… Halliburton Company , USA – “ Multinational Monitor’s ’10 Worst’ “
…… Johnson & Johnson , USA – “ Unethical marketing and antitrust activities “
…… Monsanto Company , USA – “ US Boycott Call “
…… Novartis AG , CHE – “ Drug patenting in India “
…… Pfizer Inc , USA – “ Multinational Monitor’s ’10 Worst’ “
…… Philip Morris International Inc , CHE – “ Multinational Monitor’s ’10 Worst’ “
…… Roche Holding , CHE – “ Multinational Monitor’s ’10 Worst’ “
…… Siemens AG , DEU – “ Fined for bribery and corruption “
…… Teys Australia , AUS/USA – “ 50% owned by Cargill “
– CRITICISM (LESSER)
…… Anheuser-Busch InBev , BEL – “ Governance “
…… Chanel SA , FRA – “ Price fixing “
…… Christian Dior SA , FRA – “ Price fixing “
…… Clarins , FRA – “ Price fixing “
…… Coca-Cola Amatil , AUS – “ Part ownership by Coca-Cola Company “
…… Coles Supermarkets Australia , AUS – “ Anticompetitive behavior “
…… Colgate-Palmolive Company , USA – “ Price fixing “
…… Compagnie Financière Richemont SA , CHE – “ ‘D’ grade in WWF Deeper Luxury report “
…… Danone Murray Goulburn , AUS/FRA – “ Joint Venture between two companies, one of which has criticisms “
…… Dr. August Oetker KG , DEU – “ Fined for anti-competitive behaviour “
…… Estée Lauder Companies Inc. , USA – “ Price fixing “
…… Garfield Weston Foundation , GBR – “ Govenance “
…… Heineken Lion Australia , NLD/JPN – “ Joint Venture between two companies with criticisms “
…… Henkel KGaA , DEU – “ Price fixing “
…… Hermes International SA , FRA – “ Price fixing “
…… Hitachi , NULL – “ Price fixing “
…… Jean Paul Gaultier , FRA – “ Price fixing “
…… Jireh International , AUS – “ Fined for unpaid commissions “
…… Johnson & Johnson , USA – “ Price fixing “
…… Jurlique International , AUS – “ Price fixing “
…… K’Nex International , USA – “ 50% owned by Hasbro “
…… Kraft Foods Inc , USA – “ Fined for anti-competitive behaviour “
…… L’Oreal SA , FRA – “ Part ownership by Nestle “
…… LG Electronics Inc. , KOR – “ Price fixing “
…… LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA , FRA – “ Price fixing “
…… Pacific Brands , AUS – “ Executive salary hikes slammed as jobs cut “
…… Panasonic Corporation , JPN – “ Price fixing “
…… PPR SA , FRA – “ ‘D’ grade in WWF Deeper Luxury report “
…… Primo Meats , AUS – “ Fined for mislabelling “
…… Procter & Gamble Company , USA – “ Price fixing “
…… Reckitt Benckiser PLC , GBR – “ Anticompetitive behavior “
…… SABMiller PLC , GBR – “ Part ownership by Altria “
…… Sanofi SA , FRA – “ Governance “
…… Sharp Corporation , JPN – “ Price fixing “
…… Shiseido Company , JPN – “ Price fixing “
…… The Swatch Group , CHE – “ ‘D’ grade in WWF Deeper Luxury report “
…… Tiffany & Co , USA – “ ‘D+’ grade in WWF Deeper Luxury report “
…… Unilever , GBR/NLD – “ Fined for anti-competitive behaviour “
…… Woolworths , AUS – “ Anticompetitive behavior “
…… YSL Beaute , FRA – “ Price fixing “
– MINOR CRITICISM (not used in rating calculations)
…… ALDI Stores (Australia) , AUS – “ Misleading labelling “
…… AWB , AUS – “ Oil-for-food scandal “
…… Coca-Cola Amatil , AUS – “ Opposing regulations “
…… Coca-Cola Company , USA – “ Joint venture with Nestle “
…… Fonterra Co-operative Group , NZL – “ Joint venture with Nestle “
…… General Mills, Inc. , USA – “ Joint venture with Nestle “
…… Groupe Lactalis , FRA – “ Joint venture with Nestle “
…… Harvey Fresh (1994) , AUS – “ Misleading labelling “
…… HJ Heinz Company Australia , AUS – “ Job cuts “
…… Illycaffe SpA , ITA – “ Joint venture with Coca-Cola Company “
…… Kraft Foods Inc , USA – “ Concerns with Rainforest Alliance & Kraft “
…… L’Oreal SA , FRA – “ Joint venture with Nestle “
…… Lenan Corporation , AUS – “ Misleading advertising “
…… Lion , AUS – “ Misleading labelling “
…… Megmilk Snow Brand Co , JPN – “ Joint venture with Nestle “
…… Procter & Gamble Company , USA – “ Misleading information “
…… Spring Gully Foods , AUS – “ Misleading labelling “
FURTHER INFORMATION
– FURTHER INFORMATION (not used in rating calculations)
…… Blackmores , AUS – “ Controversial deal with pharmacies axed “
…… Calico Brands Inc , USA – “ Licensing agreement with Anheuser-Busch “
…… China Merchants Group , HKG – “ SASAC “
…… Coach, Inc , USA – “ ‘C’ grade in WWF Deeper Luxury report “
…… DuluxGroup , AUS – “ Ownership “
…… Hermes International SA , FRA – “ ‘C+’ grade in WWF Deeper Luxury report “
…… L’Oreal SA , FRA – “ ‘C+’ grade in WWF Deeper Luxury report “
…… LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA , FRA – “ ‘C+’ grade in WWF Deeper Luxury report “
…… Nippon Meat Packers Inc , JPN – “ Beef mislabelling scandal “
…… Ocean Spray Cranberries Inc , USA – “ Partnership with Heinz Australia “
…… Sinopec Group , CHN – “ SASAC “
…… Woolworths , AUS – “ Hardware plans “