Chobani Australia
Yoghurt manufacturer
Established in July 2001, after the merger of Bead Refrigerated Foods and Simply Better Foods. Sold the Simply Better brand of soy products to Australian Eatwell in 2009. Bead Foods was bought by USA yoghurt maker Agro Farma in July 2011 and renamed Chobani Australia.

Overall

Owned USA
Rating C
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Company Ownership

Chobani Australia Pty Ltd
AUS
Chobani LLC
owns 100% of Chobani Australia Pty Ltd
USA
Yoghurt manufacturer
Founded in 2005. USA's largest yoghurt maker. Bought Australia's Bead Foods in July 2011. Formerly known as Agro Farma Inc.

Company Assessment

Chobani Australia 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)
Chobani LLC
Praise
This company is listed as having best practice on a report card on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality in corporate America.
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
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited Agro Farma in March 2012 for 34 safety and health violations after inspections by Syracuse-based investigators for the agency. Agro Farma is facing fines totaling $178,000.
In 2016 a US federal judge ordered Chobani to stop airing ads that implied rival products were "unsafe or harmful" and contained chemicals used to kill bugs or keep swimming pools clean.
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 company is a member of How2Recycle. The How2Recycle Label is a voluntary, standardized labeling system that clearly communicates recycling instructions to the public. It involves a coalition of forward thinking brands who want their packaging to be recycled and are empowering consumers through smart packaging labels. Companies must be a member of the program to use the How2Recycle Label.
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.
In 2013, GMO Inside launched a campaign against Chobani for its use of milk from cows fed GMOs, especially because Chobani markets its products as being 'real' and 'natural'. GMO Inside asked Chobani to shift to non-GMO feed for their cows. In October 2014, Chobani and Green America – the nonprofit behind GMO Inside – announced a partnership to improve cattle feed in the US, including options for non-genetically engineered and organic grains.

Company Details

Type:
Wholly-owned subsidiary

Contact Details

Address:
453-455 Hammond Rd, Dandenong South, VIC, 3164, Australia
Phone:
03 9706 4707
Freecall:
1800 468 777
Website:
www.chobani.com.au

Products / Brands

Chobani Australia
Chobani Yoghurt
Chobani Dips
Gippsland Yoghurt
★ some products certified organic
Gippsland Custard & Desserts
Gippsland Cream