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Sustainability summary

Duvel has achieved the E-label, because only a little information is published about a policy on sustainability. According to us, it's hard to see the effort Duvel is making on sustainability. Therefore, more policy and transparancy is needed.

Brand owner: Duvel Moortgat Group
Head office: Puurs, België
Sector: Beer brands
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Duvel sustainability score report

Last edited: 20 October 2016 by Maarten
Last reviewed: 20 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? Duvel Moortgat group (brand owner of Duvel) implements several measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, such as energy efficiency measures at its brewery and the use of renewable energy. 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? Duvel Moortgat group does not publish the annual climate footprint of last years. So it is not clear if the policy measures actually helped reduce the total annual carbon emissions. 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? Duvel Moortgat group does not communicate any information on target reductions for its greenhouse gas emissions. Source
4. Has the brand (company) achieved a carbon emissions efficiency level below 10 kg CO2 per hectolitre of production? Duvel Moortgat group does not communicate up to date information about its relative greenhouse gas emission reduction per unit of production. 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? Duvel Moortgat group reports that 12,500m2 at brewery is covered with solar panels. However, it is not clear what percentage of energy used currently comes from renewable sources. 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? Duvel Moortgat group reports that the hops it uses as an ingredient for its Duvel beer originate from Slovenia and the Czech Republic, but does not report the related greenhouse gas emissions. 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? Duvel Moortgat group does not communicate any information about use of environmentally certified raw materials in its Duvel products. 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'? Duvel Moortgat group brewery mentions to have water purifications systems, and to minimize the amount of water used per unit of beer. However the company did not yet report the actual performance, nor the overall water footprint. Source
8. Has the brand achieved an average level of water use below 5 hectolitres per hectolitre of beer produced? See remark for environmental policy question 7. 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 7. 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? Duvel Moortgat group sells about 99% of their products in the Benelux in returnable bottles and kegs. This is not specified for other markets however. But, the beer crates have been replaced by crates made from recycled polyethylene, which can be considered as a good practice. 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? Duvel Moortgat group implements several measures related to more sustainable packaging, but does not publish the annual packaging volumes/weights per material type. 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? Duvel Moortgat group communicates a waste reduction policy, but does not report the overall performance. Source
13. Has the brand achieved 99,5% global recycling and reusing rate for its solid waste? Duvel Moortgat group did not yet report the recycling / reusing rate for the solid waste. Source

Questions about Labour Conditions/ Fair Trade

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