Haribo Australia
Confectionery
Commenced Australian operations in 2012. Their lollies are manufactured in Europe.

Overall

Owned GER
Rating C
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Company Ownership

Haribo Australia Pty Ltd
AUS
Haribo GmbH & Co. KG
owns 100% of Haribo Australia Pty Ltd
GER
Confectionery manufacturer
Founded by Hans Riegel in Bonn, Germany in 1920. Made the first Gummy Bears in 1922. One of the biggest manufacturers of gummy and jelly sweets in the world.

Company Assessment

Haribo Australia Pty Ltd
Praise
This company received a packaging performance level of 4 (Leading) in its 2024 APCO Annual Report. Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) is a not-for-profit organisation leading the development of a circular economy for packaging in Australia. Each year, APCO Members are required to submit an APCO Annual Report and Action Plan, which includes an overall performance level from 1 (Getting Started) to 5 (Beyond Best Practice).
Source: APCO (2024)
Haribo GmbH & Co. KG
Praise
The PalmOil Scan app, produced by the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA), rates companies on their commitment to sourcing sustainable palm oil. Companies are scored on their use of certified sustainable palm oil (CSPO), commitment to sourcing CSPO, on-the-ground conservation action, and membership to the RSPO. Companies can earn a rating of Excellent, Good, Poor or No Commitment. This company is rated "Excellent" (retrieved 18 Nov 2023).
Source: WAZA (2023)
Criticism
In 2017 German broadcaster ARD broadcast an investigative report that claimed two ingredients used in Haribo's sweets are tied to animal cruelty and gross violations of human rights. Gelatin from pigs raised in appalling conditions in Germany, and carnauba wax from plantations in Brazil where workers are reportedly underpaid and overworked.
Information
In 2018 volunteers collected and catalogued more than 187,000 pieces of trash from beach cleanups around the world to find out which corporations are contributing the most to the global plastic pollution problem. While not in the top 10, this company ranked as one of the world's worst plastic polluters.
The 2024 WWF Palm Oil Buyers Scorecard evaluates the progress and performance of 285 major retailers and manufacturer companies, focusing on actions companies have taken to ensure their own palm oil supply chain is sustainable and free of deforestation, natural ecosystem conversion, and human rights abuse. This company failed to respond to WWF's requests for information.
In 2012 Germany's competition watchdog fined this company 2.4 million euros (US$2.9 million) for improperly sharing information on sales negotiations with three rivals. [Listed under Information due to age of court finding]
This company has Corporate Responsibility claims on its website.
This company is a member of the RSPO. Follow link to see this company's statement on how it intends to comply with the RSPO Code of Conduct.
HARIBO products produced in their factory in Turkey are made with beef gelatin and are certified HALAL. Products from all other HARIBO factories are made with pork gelatin.

Company Details

Type:
Wholly-owned subsidiary
Revenue:
3.9 million AUD (2014)
Employees:
10 (2014)

Contact Details

Address:
Unit 16, 76 Reserve Rd, Artarmon, NSW, 2064, Australia
Phone:
02 8424 7600
Website:
www.haribo.com/enAU

Products / Brands

Haribo Australia