Peerless Foods
Supplier of fats & oils
Unilever brands such as Flora, Flora Proactiv, Olivio, Bertolli, and Becel are manufactured by Peerless for Unilever under a long-term supply contract.

Overall

Owned AUS
Rating D
About the Ratings

Company Ownership

Peerless Foods
AUS
Peerless Holdings Pty Ltd
owns 100% of Peerless Foods
AUS
Edible oil and meat product manufacturers
The Peerless Group of Companies has two divisions: Peerless Edible Oils and Margarines, and Pridham Organic Recyclers (of meat products).

Company Assessment

Peerless Foods
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 "Poor" (retrieved 18 Nov 2023).
Source: WAZA (2023)
Information
This company states on its website that it is a member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) and the RSPO palm Trace/Book & Claim programme. They also state that they source Australian grown non-GM canola seeds for their Tablelands spread range.
Peerless Holdings 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)
Criticism
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 is rated 'lagging behind' with a score of 4.37 out of a possible total of 24.

Company Details

Type:
Private Company

Contact Details

Address:
21 Evans St, Braybrook, VIC, 3019, Australia
Phone:
03 9214 7777
Freecall:
1800 986 499
Website:
www.peerlessfoods.com.au

Products / Brands

Peerless Foods