Galderma Australia
Skin care products
Galderma is a global specialty pharmaceutical company dedicated exclusively to the field of dermatology. Created in 1981 as a joint venture between Nestle and L'Oreal, Nestle took over full ownership in 2014, and then sold Galderma to a consortium of private institutional investors in 2019.

Overall

Owned SWI
Rating D
About the Ratings

Company Ownership

Galderma Australia Pty Ltd
AUS
Galderma SA
owns 100% of Galderma Australia Pty Ltd
SWI
Skin care products
Galderma was founded in 1981 as a joint venture between L'Oreal and Nestle. Nestle took over full ownership in 2014, and then sold Galderma to a consortium of private institutional investors in 2019. Galderma is a global specialty pharmaceutical company dedicated exclusively to the field of dermatology. They operate manufacturing plants in France, Canada, Sweden and Brazil. Became a public company in March 2024.

Company Assessment

Galderma Australia Pty Ltd
Information
This company uses plastic microbeads in some of its personal care products. These particles are not retained by wastewater treatment so end up in the ocean where they contribute to ocean plastic pollution, and are hazardous to sea life. While the effects of microplastics on human health are not completely understood, there are concerns about plastic additives, such as phthalates, which are known endocrine disruptors which are shown to have harmful effects on life.
In 2012 and 2011 the Therapeutic Goods Administration's Complaints Resolution Panel upheld complaints about ads by this company on the grounds that they breached advertising codes. The Panel requested this company withdraw the ads and not to use representations in the ads again.
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)
Galderma SA
Criticism
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 "No Commitment" (retrieved 18 Nov 2023).
Source: WAZA (2023)
Information
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.

Company Details

Type:
Wholly-owned subsidiary

Contact Details

Address:
Suite 4, 13b Narabang Way, Belrose, NSW, 2085, Australia
Freecall:
1800 800 765
Website:
www.galderma.com.au

Products / Brands

Galderma Australia
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