Vorwerk
Diversified corporate group
Company is 130 years old. The seven divisions have a range of products such as household appliances, cosmetics, banking and carpet. Thermomix Kitchen Appliance is their bestselling division. Direct sales is their core business and they have subsidiary companies and trading partners around the world. In Australia their Thermomix products are distributed by Thermomix in Australia Pty Ltd, and their vacuum cleaners by Godfreys.

Overall

Owned GER
Rating D
About the Ratings
Vorwerk & Co. KG
GER

Company Assessment

Vorwerk & Co. KG
Criticism
D- grade in the Baptist World Aid Australia's Behind the Barcode 'Ethical Electronics Guide 2016', which grades companies on their efforts to mitigate the risks of forced labour, child labour and worker exploitation throughout their supply chains. Assessment criteria fall into four main categories: policies, traceability & transparency, monitoring & training and worker rights.
Information
This company has social and environmental activities claims on its website. These range from developing eco-friendly production systems to supporting international aid organizations.

Company Details

Type:
Family-owned private company
Revenue:
2.8 billion EUR (2014)
Employees:
604,000 (2014)

Contact Details

Address:
Wuppertal, Germany
Website:
www.vorwerk.com

Products / Brands

Vorwerk / Thermomix in Australia (distributor) Vorwerk / Godfreys (distributor)
Vorwerk Kobold Vacuum Cleaners