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Bavaria
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Sustainability summary

Bavaria has achieved the E-label, because only a limited information are published about a policy on sustainability. It is hard to see the overall effort Bavaria is making on sustainability. Therefore, more transparency is needed.

Brand owner: Bavaria N.V.
Head office: Lieshout, The Netherlands
Sector: Beer brands
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Bavaria sustainability score report

Last edited: 19 October 2016 by Jungyeon
Last reviewed: 19 October 2016 by Mario

Questions about Climate Change/ Carbon Emissions

1 out of 10
1. Is there a policy for the brand (company) to minimize, reduce or compensate carbon emissions? Bavaria group (brand owner of Bavaria) implements several measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, such as energy efficiency measures in its breweries or the use of renewable energy (see link, page 29). Source
2. Has the brand (company) disclosed the annual absolute carbon footprint of its 'own operations' (Scope 1 & 2) and has the brand already reduced or compensated 10% of these emissions in the last 5 years? Bavaria group has reduced its climate footprint of own operations (for beer production) at its brewery in Lieshout from 27,473 tons of CO2 in 2013 to 25,596 tons of CO2 in 2015, which represents a reduction of around 6,9%. A climate footprint of global operations is not specified however (see link, page 58). Source
3. Has the brand (company) set a target to reduce the carbon footprint of its 'own operations' by at least 20% within the next 5 years? Bavaria group does not communicate clear information on total target reductions for its greenhouse gas emissions (see link, page 7 & 8). Source
4. Has the brand (company) achieved a carbon emissions efficiency level below 10 kg CO2 per hectolitre of production? Bavaria group has achieved 4,7 kg CO2/hl for its relative carbon emissions at its brewery in Lieshout. But, the global carbon emissions efficiency level (e.g. production in Russia and South Africa) of Bavaria brand is not specified clear enough (see link, pages 29 & 58). Source
5. Has the brand (company) achieved a carbon emissions efficiency level below 8,5 kg CO2 per hectolitre of production? See remark for carbon emissions policy question 4. Source
6. Has the brand (company) achieved a carbon emissions efficiency level below 7 kg CO2 per hectolitre of production? See remark for carbon emissions policy question 4. Source
7. Has the brand (company) achieved a carbon emissions efficiency level below 5,5 kg CO2 per hectolitre of production? See remark for carbon emissions policy question 4. Source
8. Is at least 10% of the brand (company) consumption of energy derived from renewable sources? Bavaria uses of renewable energy such as the generation of on-site generated solar energy. However, no data on total use of renewable energy are specified (see link, page 7, 32 & 58). Source
9. Is at least 25% of the brand (company) consumption of energy derived from renewable sources? See remark for carbon emissions policy question 8. Source
10. Has the brand published its carbon footprint specifically for the transport of ingredients? Bavaria reports the reduction of energy in transportation, and that some raw materials are sourced locally. But, it does not publish a climate footprint specifically related to the transport of ingredients (see link, page 32-37). Source

Questions about Environmental Policy

1 out of 13
1. Does the brand use organic or otherwise environmentally certified raw materials for at least 5% of its volume? Bavaria group states that by end of 2015 40% of its raw material purchases (excluding barley) were sustainably produced, according to its own standards (which is not specified any further). Which share can be considered environmentally certified is not specified however (see link, page 33). Source
2. Does the brand use organic or otherwise environmentally certified raw materials for at least 10% of its volume? See remark for environmental policy question 1. Source
3. Does the brand use organic or otherwise environmentally certified raw materials for at least 25% of its volume? See remark for environmental policy question 1. Source
4. Does the brand use organic or otherwise environmentally certified raw materials for at least 50% of its volume? See remark for environmental policy question 1. Source
5. Does the brand use organic or otherwise environmentally certified raw materials for at least 75% of its volume? See remark for environmental policy question 1. Source
6. Does the brand use organic or otherwise environmentally certified raw materials for at least 90% of its volume? See remark for environmental policy question 1. Source
7. Does the brand (company) publish the water footprint of its 'own operations'? Bavaria group has published a complete water footprint of its own operations in the Netherlands, but does not specify its water footprint on global level (e.g. production in Russia and South Africa) (see link, page 26 & 58). Source
8. Has the brand achieved an average level of water use below 5 hectolitres per hectolitre of beer produced? Bavaria group has achieved 3.9 hl water consumption per hectoliters of production in the Netherlands, but does not specify its relative water footprint on global level (e.g. production in Russia and South Africa) (see link, page 26 & 58). Source
9. Has the brand achieved an average level of water use below 4 hectolitres per hectolitre of beer produced? See remark for environmental policy question 8. Source
10. Does the brand have clear objectives to minimize the environmental impact of packaging or does the brand already show clear 'best practices' regarding more sustainable packaging? Bavaria group reports a clear target reduction for the climate emissions of packaging (20% by 2020, with base year 2008). However, aggregate results regarding its packaging materials footprint are not specified yet (see link, page 8 & 35). Source
11. Does the brand have clear objectives to minimize the environmental impact of packaging, by reducing, re-using and recycling, and does the brand annually report on these results? See remark for environmental policy question 10. Source
12. Does the brand (company) have clear objectives to minimize waste, by reducing, re-using and recycling, and does the brand annually report the results? Bavaria group reports the annual waste by type, weight, way of disposal and reductions realized in the Netherlands. Its global waste materials footprint is not specified however (e.g. production in Russia and South Africa) (see link, page 60). Source
13. Has the brand achieved 99,5% global recycling and reusing rate for its solid waste? Bavaria group reports its recycling and reusing rate of its solid waste in the Netherlands, which is about 99.5%. Its global results is not specified however (e.g. production in Russia and South Africa) (see link, page 60). Source

Questions about Labour Conditions/ Fair Trade

0 out of 0