Arisit
Home appliances distributor
Started in 2000 with the exclusive distribution of the Ariston brand of home appliances. Now distributes a range of home and outdoor living appliances in Australia and New Zealand. Ariston brand acquired by Whirlpool Corporation from Indesit Company SpA in 2014.

Overall

Owned AUS
Rating D
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Company Ownership

Arisit Pty Ltd
AUS
Harvey Norman Holdings Limited
owns 51% of Arisit Pty Ltd
AUS
Retail, franchising and property
30% owned by co-founder and chairman, Gerry Harvey. 195 franchised complexes (trading as Harvey Norman, Domayne and Joyce Mayne) in Australia and 90 Harvey Norman stores overseas in New Zealand, Malaysia, Singapore, Slovenia, Croatia, Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Company Assessment

Arisit Pty Ltd
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Harvey Norman Holdings Limited
Praise
This company received a packaging performance level of 3 (Advanced) 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
This company received an S&P Global ESG Score of 13/100 in the Retailing category of the S&P Global Corporate Sustainability Assessment, an annual evaluation of companies' sustainability practices (last updated 21 Oct 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.
Modern slavery disclosure is a critical step in mitigating the risk associated with modern slavery practices in companies' operations and supply chains. The quality of the disclosure signals the level of commitments and efforts that the companies have put in managing these risks. In 2021 the Monash Centre for Financial Studies analysed and ranked the disclosure quality of the modern slavery statements submitted by the 300 largest listed companies on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX300). This company's modern slavery disclosure statement received a grade of E.
Information
Greenpeace's Reenergise campaign ranks Australia's biggest electricity using companies on their commitments and actions regarding renewable energy use. This company has: not committed to powering their operations by 100% renewable electricity by 2030; not signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) to buy power from a wind or solar project; has invested in on-site solar.
Harvey Norman was fined $1.25 million for misleading advertising in Dec 2011, following action taken by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).
This company has been criticised for irresponsible advertising. In 2011 the Advertising Standards Bureau upheld complaints about a TV ad by this company on the grounds that it breached advertising codes. The ad was subsequently discontinued or modified.
Harvey Norman removed Summit merchandise from all its stores in Oct 2013 in response to allegations that Summit, a supplier of sporting goods was secretly using children to stitch rugby league footballs.
Named and shamed in the 2020 CHOICE Shonky Awards for signing customers up for high-interest Latitude credit cards right there in the store without properly checking how suitable the card is for them. Choice calls Latitude Finance one of Australia's most predatory finance companies.

Company Details

Type:
Private company

Contact Details

Address:
40-44 Mark Anthony Drive, Dandenong South, VIC, 3175, Australia
Freecall:
1300 762 219
Website:
www.arisit.com

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