Campos Coffee
Coffee roasters
Founder Will Young opened a cafe in Sydney in 1997, and bought Campos Coffee in 2002, which has expanded massively under his leadership. Acquired Sydney organic coffee company the Sacred Grounds in 2019. In 2020 Woolworths began stocking their products. Acquired by international coffee giant JDE Peet in 2021.

Overall

Owned NLD
Rating F
About the Ratings

Company Ownership

Thirty Second Bean Company Pty Ltd
AUS
Jacobs Douwe Egberts BV
owns 100% of Thirty Second Bean Company Pty Ltd
NLD
Coffee
In 2014 Mondelez combined its coffee business with JAB Holdings controlled DE Master Blenders 1753 to create Jacobs Douwe Egberts, the world's second largest coffee company after Nestle. Merged with Peet's Coffee in 2020 to become JDE Peet's.
JDE Peet's NV
owns 100% of Jacobs Douwe Egberts BV
NLD
Coffee and tea
Created in Jan 2020 when JAB Holding Company merged Peet's Coffee and Jacobs Douwe Egberts to form JDE Peet's, the world's largest pure-play coffee and tea group, with sales in more than 100 countries. Listed on Euronext Amsterdam in 2020.
Acorn Holdings BV
owns 53% of JDE Peet's NV
NLD
Holding company
Holding company for coffee companies JDE Peet's and Keurig Dr Pepper. This JAB Holdings controlled investor group owned D.E Master Blenders 1753 when it merged with Mondelez's coffee business in 2014 to create the world's largest 'pure play' coffee company, Jacobs Douwe Egberts, which was merged with Peet's in 2020 to create JDE Peet's.
JAB Holding Company SARL
owns 65% of Acorn Holdings BV
LUX
Holding company
Owned by four siblings from one of Europe's wealthiest and most private families, the Reimanns. The company is run my three CEOs, who collectively own about 8% of JAB. Owns controlling stakes in beauty business Coty, coffee giant JDE Peet's, beverages giant Keurig Dr Pepper and Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, among others.
Mondelez International Inc
owns 23% of JDE Peet's NV
USA
Food manufacturer
Kraft Foods was spun off from tobacco company Altria (formerly Philip Morris) in March 2007. Bought Cadbury in 2010. In October 2012 Kraft Foods split into two public companies: a global snacks business named Mondelez International, and a North American grocery business called Kraft Foods Group Inc.

Company Assessment

Thirty Second Bean Company Pty Ltd
Information
This company manufactures or distributes products that are certified organic under the Australian Certified Organic label.
Source: ACO (2022)
This company claims on its website that it ethically sources its coffee directly from collectives, but it lacks accreditations to back up its claims.
Jacobs Douwe Egberts BV
Criticism
Investigations into Brazil's coffee industry by Denmark-based Danwatch revealed debt bondage, child labour, deadly pesticides, a lack of protective equipment, and workers without contracts. This company sources coffee beans from Brazilian plantations and admits that it is possible that coffee from plantations with poor labour conditions ended up in their products.
Information
In 2021 JDE faced criticism from global union IUF, for its attempts to 'fire and rehire' 291 workers under inferior terms & conditions at its Banbury, UK coffee plant.
Source: IUF (2021)
Independent testing commissioned by Friends of the Earth found potentially harmful nanoparticles of titanium dioxide (TiO2) and silica (SiO2) in a range of food products including products by this company. The silica and titanium dioxide in all 14 food products tested contained a high proportion of nanoparticles that have not been tested, labelled or approved for consumption in Australia. Furthermore, peer reviewed studies have raised health serious health concerns regarding the use of these nanoparticles in food.
Source: FOE (2015)
This company sells Rainforest Alliance certified coffee. However this only represents a fraction of this company's total coffee sales. Rainforest Alliance certification has been dubbed 'Fairtrade light' by critics, as it offers producers no minimum price for their crop, and guarantees a minimum of just 30% of the product is certified.
The Ethical Tea Partnership was formed in 1997 when a number of major tea companies committed to working together to improve the social and environmental conditions in their supply chains.
This company has corporate responsibility claims on its website in the areas of responsible sourcing, reducing environmental impact, and engaging their employees and communities. They also have a number of publicly available policy statements.
California, the UK and Australia have all enacted legislation requiring companies operating within their borders to disclose their efforts to eradicate modern slavery from their operations and supply chains. Follow the link to see this company's disclosure statement.
Business & Human Rights Resource Centre digital platform presents news and allegations relating to the human rights impact of over 20,000 companies. Their enhanced Company Dashboards also include financial information, key data points based on corporate policies, and scores from prominent civil society benchmarks. Follow the link and use the search function to view this company's dashboard.
JDE Peet's NV
Praise
In 2023, the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) asked companies to provide data about their efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate climate change risk. Responding companies are scored across four key areas: disclosure; awareness; management; and leadership. This company received a CDP Climate Change score of B.
Source: CDP (2023)
The 2024 Social Benchmark assesses the world's 2,000 most influential companies on their responsibility in meeting society's fundamental expectations towards three measurement areas: respecting human rights, providing decent work, and acting ethically. This company was assessed in 2023 and received a score of 10/20. The average score was an alarmingly low 4.6/20 and the highest score was 15.5/20.
Criticism
This company is 23% owned by Mondelez International, who get an 'F' rating.
Information
This company has Corporate Responsibility claims on its website.
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 'middle of the pack' with a score of 14.84 out of a possible total of 24.
In 2023, the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) asked companies to provide data about their efforts to manage and govern freshwater resources. Responding companies are scored on six key metrics: transparency; governance & strategy; measuring & monitoring; risk assessment; targets & goals; and value chain engagement. This company received a CDP Water Security score of C.
Source: CDP (2023)
This company received an S&P Global ESG Score of 43/100 in the Food Products category of the S&P Global Corporate Sustainability Assessment, an annual evaluation of companies' sustainability practices (last updated 18 Nov 2022). The rankings are based on an analysis of corporate economic, environmental and social performance, assessing issues such as corporate governance, risk management, environmental reporting, climate strategy, human rights and labour practices.
The 2023 Food and Agriculture Benchmark assessed 350 keystone companies across the entirety of the food system, from farm to fork. It covers three dimensions where transformation is needed: nutrition, environment and social inclusion. This company ranked #40/350, with a total score of 33.9/100.
Acorn Holdings BV
No assessment data currently available for Acorn Holdings BV.
JAB Holding Company SARL
Criticism
This company received an S&P Global ESG Score of 1/100 in the Diversified Financial Services and Capital Markets category of the S&P Global Corporate Sustainability Assessment, an annual evaluation of companies' sustainability practices (last updated 7 Feb 2021). The rankings are based on an analysis of corporate economic, environmental and social performance, assessing issues such as corporate governance, risk management, environmental reporting, climate strategy, human rights and labour practices.
The 2021 Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare (BBFAW) report ranks global food companies on how they are managing and reporting their farm animal welfare policies and practices. This company appeared in tier 5, "On the business agenda but limited evidence of implementation", with tier 1 being the best, and tier 6 the worst.
Information
As listed on the We Mean Business website, this company has committed to the following climate action initiatives: adopt a science-based emissions reduction target.
This article about Coty's failed 2012 bid to buy Avon discusses the history of Joh A Benckiser and its owners, the Reimann family, one of Europe's wealthiest and most private families.

Company Details

Type:
Private company

Contact Details

Address:
1/16 Baker St, Banksmeadow, NSW, 2019, Australia
Phone:
02 9316 9032
Website:
www.camposcoffee.com

Products / Brands

Campos Coffee
Campos Coffee
Sacred Grounds Coffee
★ certified organic