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Neumarkter Lammsbräu
Well on the way Click here for score rapport: 16 out of 23

Sustainability summary

Neumarkter Lammsbräu has achieved the B-label. Neumarkter Lammsbräu is one of the more sustainable beer brands.

Brand owner: Neumarkter Lammsbraeu
Head office: Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz, Germany
Sector: Beer brands
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Free Tags: Pilsner, Dunkel, Lagerbier Hell, Radler, Weizen, Alkoholfrei, EU organic

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Neumarkter Lammsbräu sustainability score report

Last edited: 20 October 2016 by Mario
Last reviewed: 20 October 2016 by Mario

Questions about Climate Change/ Carbon Emissions

6 out of 10
1. Is there a policy for the brand (company) to minimize, reduce or compensate carbon emissions? Neumarkter Lammsbräu implements several measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, such as energy efficiency measures at its brewery and compensates all its CO2-e emissions (see link, page 34-36 & 74). 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? Neumarkter Lammsbräu's climate footprint of own operations (Scope 1 & 2) increased from 1,436 tons of CO2e in 2014 to 1,626 tons of CO2e in 2015. This represents an increase of around 13%. But, all emissions of the years 2014 and 2015 have been compensated (see link, page 33-35 & 56). 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? Neumarkter Lammsbräu aims to effectively reduce its climate footprint until 2025 every year by 6% compared to the previous year, which does not include compensation measures (see link, page 34). Source
4. Has the brand (company) achieved a carbon emissions efficiency level below 10 kg CO2 per hectolitre of production? Neumarkter Lammsbräu has achieved a CO2e emissions efficiency level (Scope 1 & 2) of 9,11 kg/hl CO2e (see link, page 59). 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? Neumarkter Lammsbräu uses 22,3% energy from renewable sources. Thereby its electricity is entirely sourced from Natur Energie AG (see link, page 51). 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? Neumarkter Lammsbräu has published the climate footprint for the transport of ingredients and reports that 96% of its raw materials for beer were sourced locally (<100 km distance from the brewery) in 2015. By transport of raw materials for beer, 12 tonnes CO2e were emitted for the transport of grain (see link, pages 49 & 56). Source

Questions about Environmental Policy

10 out of 13
1. Does the brand use organic or otherwise environmentally certified raw materials for at least 5% of its volume? Neumarkter Lammsbräu states that all raw materials are certified according to the EU-Eco regulation. Further, all beers and beer-mix beverages are Naturland and Bioland certified (see link, page 10). 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'? Neumarkter Lammsbräu has published a complete water footprint of its 'own operations', which was at 57.739 m3 in 2015 (see link, page 46-50). Source
8. Has the brand achieved an average level of water use below 5 hectolitres per hectolitre of beer produced? Neumarkter Lammsbräu has achieved 5,50 hl water consumption per hectolitre of beverages produced (see link, page 50). 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? Neumarkter Lammsbräu reports on clear 'Key Performance Indexes' (KPI's) that relate to totals of packaging materials/weight per unit of sold product (see link, page 46-48). 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? Neumarkter Lammsbräu reports the annual waste by type, weight and way of disposal and has reduced the net waste from 620,6 tons in 2013 to 403,1 tons in 2015 (see link, page 52-54). Source
13. Has the brand achieved 99,5% global recycling and reusing rate for its solid waste? Neumarkter Lammsbräu has a recycling and reusing rate of its solid waste of 52,3% (see link, page 54). Source

Questions about Labour Conditions/ Fair Trade

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