The Bean Alliance
Coffee roasters
This company's organic & Fairtrade range, bean ground & drunk, was launched in 1999 and certified in 2001. It is roasted and blended in Australia's first organically certified roasting house. Other coffee brands include Gravity, Monte, Del Zotti, and Indulge Your Senses. Acquired by Italian coffee company Massimo Zanetti in 2019.

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Company Ownership

The Bean Alliance
AUS
Segafredo Zanetti Australia Pty Ltd
owns 100% of The Bean Alliance
AUS
Coffee
Massimo Zanetti Beverage Group spa
owns 100% of Segafredo Zanetti Australia Pty Ltd
ITA
Coffee
Founded in Italy in 1973, today they are a major vertically integrated coffee company with over 20 brands sold in over 100 countries worldwide. Acquired Australian coffee company Bean Alliance in 2019.

Company Assessment

The Bean Alliance
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This company was awarded the Certified Organic Non-Alcoholic Beverage of the Year for its Bean Ground and Drunk Coffee at the Australian Organic Annual Awards 2019. The award was given by Australian Organic, owner of Australia's largest and most well known organic certification system.
Source: ACO (2018)
Company retails, manufactures or distributes products that are certified organic under the Australian Certified Organic label.
Source: ACO (2022)
This company sells Fairtrade Certified coffee. However this only represents a fraction of their total coffee sales.
Segafredo Zanetti Australia Pty Ltd
Information
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). This company received a packaging performance level of 2 (Good Progress) in its 2024 APCO Annual Report.
Source: APCO (2024)
This company has sustainability claims on its website, mainly in the area of ethical sourcing, including Fairtrade.
Massimo Zanetti Beverage Group spa
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In 2018 this company's USA subsidiary, Massimo Zanetti Beverage USA, Inc., agreed to pay $65,000 and provide other relief to settle a sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The EEOC had charged that Massimo Zanetti discriminated against a temporary worker when it subjected her to a sexually hostile work environment and then fired her for opposing the abuse.
The main objective of the Foundation is to help children in need by supporting and promoting domestic and international projects aimed at providing school education, food and health assistance, sheltering and psychological support.

Company Details

Type:
Wholly-owned subsidiary
Revenue:
24.5 million AUD (2018)
Employees:
60 (2018)
Subsidiaries:
Coffex Coffee Pty Ltd
Coffee roasters
Coffex import coffee beans from overseas, and roast them in Australia. Acquired by Bean Alliance Group in 2023.

Contact Details

Address:
25 Kurnai Ave, Reservoir, VIC, 3073, Australia
Phone:
03 9474 5555
Website:
www.beanalliance.com.au

Products / Brands

The Bean Alliance
bean ground & drunk Coffee
★ certified Fairtrade
★ certified organic
Coffex Coffee
Coffex Coffee
Global Cafe Direct Coffee
★ certified Fairtrade
★ organic