Casella Family Brands
Wine producer
Australia's largest family-owned winery. Casella wines has been making wine since 1969. Their Yellow Tail label is the most popular imported wine in the US. In 2012 they launched their first beer, Arvo. Acquired Peter Lehmann Wines in 2014. Sold 35 vineyards to Canada's PSP Investments in 2022.

Overall

Owned AUS
Rating C
About the Ratings
Casella Wines Pty Ltd
AUS

Company Assessment

Casella Wines Pty Ltd
Praise
This company received a packaging performance level of 3 (Advanced) 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)
Criticism
Human Rights Law Centre's 2022 report, "Broken Promises: Two years of corporate reporting under Australia's Modern Slavery Act", examines statements submitted to the Government's Modern Slavery Register by 92 companies sourcing from four sectors with known risks of modern slavery: garments from China, rubber gloves from Malaysia, seafood from Thailand and fresh produce from Australia. Modern slavery statements are analysed to see if they comply with the mandatory reporting requirements, identify or disclose obvious modern slavery risks, and demonstrate effective actions to address risks. This company's modern slavery disclosure statement received a rating in the 21-30% range. The average score was 44% and the highest score was 89%.
Information
Company retails, manufactures or distributes products that are certified organic under the Australian Certified Organic label.
Source: ACO (2022)
Some of this company's products are certified organic by NASAA.
This company makes voluntary contributions to DrinkWise Australia, a not-for-profit organisation established in 2005 by the alcohol industry, whose stated goal is to help bring about a healthier and safer drinking culture in Australia.
This company has corporate responsibility claims on its website, including a waste-water treatment scheme, recycling program, and supporting community projects
This company is a member of the Sustainable Wine Roundtable, a global platform that works with members across the wine industry to develop collaborative action and tools on areas such as vineyard chemistry, labour standards, packaging and bottle weight, and low carbon logistics.

Company Details

Type:
Family-owned private company
Founded:
1969
Revenue:
346 million AUD (2013)
Employees:
650 (2022)
Subsidiaries:
Australian Beer Company
Brewer
Brewery founded in 2013 as a 50:50 joint venture between Coca-Cola Amatil and Casella Family Brands. Casella took over full ownership in 2022.

Contact Details

Address:
Wakley Rd, Yenda, NSW, 2681, Australia
Phone:
02 6961 3000
Website:
www.casellafamilybrands.com

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