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Australian
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Sustainability summary

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

Brand owner: Australian Homemade
Head office: Veenendaal, the Netherlands
Sector: Chocolate brands
Categories : Chocolate Bars
Free Tags: UTZ Certified, Fairtrade

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Australian sustainability score report

Last edited: 10 January 2016 by Marieke van A.
Last reviewed: 10 January 2016 by Mario

Questions about Climate Change/ Carbon Emissions

0 out of 6
1. Is there a policy for the brand (company) to minimize, reduce or compensate carbon emissions? Australian does not openly communicate a policy to reduce carbon emissions, if indeed the brand has one. Sustainability information should be easily accessible to enable consumers to make more responsible choices. 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? See remark for carbon emissions policy question 1. Source
3. Is at least 10% of the brand (company) consumption of energy derived from renewable sources? See remark for carbon emissions policy question 1. Source
4. Is at least 25% of the brand (company) consumption of energy derived from renewable sources? See remark for carbon emissions policy question 1. Source
5. 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? See remark for carbon emissions policy question 1. Source
6. Does the brand (company) also have a policy to reduce/compensate carbon emissions generated from the product supply chain that is beyond own operations? See remark for carbon emissions policy question 1. Source

Questions about Environmental Policy

0 out of 11
1. Does the brand use organic or otherwise environmentally certified cocoa for at least 5% of its volume? Australian mentions the use of organic and Fairtrade or UTZ certified cocoa. However, no clear percentage of the environmentally certified purchased cocoa is given on its website (see link, page 4). Source
2. Does the brand use organic or otherwise environmentally certified cocoa 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 cocoa 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 cocoa 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 cocoa 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 cocoa for 100% of its volume? See remark for environmental policy question 1. Source
7. Does the brand use environmentally certified fillings, such as fruits, nuts, caramel, nougat or praline for its products? Some of Australian's cocoa products are UTZ Certified, Fairtrade and/or organic. Australian also mentions to strive to use natural ingredients. However, it is not specified whether fillings and other ingredients are environmentally certified (see link, page 4). Source
8. Does the brand use other environmentally certified ingredients, such as milk, sugar, oils or fats for its products? See remark for environmental policy question 7. Source
9. Does the brand source sustainable palm oil for all its products only? See remark for environmental policy question 7. Source
10. 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? Australian doesn't communicate any information on a packaging policy on its website. Source
11. Does the brand (company) have clear objectives to minimize waste, by reducing, re-using and recycling, and does the brand annually report the results? Australian doesn't communicate any information about its waste reduction policies. Source

Questions about Labour Conditions/ Fair Trade

0 out of 11
1. Does the brand (company) have a clear and effective policy to improve the farmers income that goes beyond certification, and is the premium for smallholder farmers at least 10%, and are there similar provisions for plantation workers? Australian doesn't provide tangible information about policy measures to improve the farmers working and living conditions, that goes beyond certification. Source
2. Does the brand (company) purchase at least 5% cocoa from sources (plantations) that are certified to e.g. have no child labor and no forced labor, and provide a better living standard for the farmers and workers who produce the cocoa? Australian Homemade mentions the use of organic and Fairtrade or UTZ certified cacao. However, no clear percentage of socially certified purchased cocao is given on its website (see link, page 4). Source
3. Does the brand (company) purchase at least 10% cocoa from sources (plantations) that are certified to e.g. have no child labor and no forced labor, and provide a better living standard for the farmers and workers who produce the cocoa? See remark for labor conditions policy question 2. Source
4. Does the brand (company) purchase at least 25% cocoa from sources (plantations) that are certified to e.g. have no child labor and no forced labor, and provide a better living standard for the farmers and workers who produce the cocoa? See remark for labor conditions policy question 2. Source
5. Does the brand (company) purchase at least 50% cocoa from sources (plantations) that are certified to e.g. have no child labor and no forced labor, and provide a better living standard for the farmers and workers who produce the cocoa? See remark for labor conditions policy question 2. Source
6. Does the brand (company) purchase at least 75% cocoa from sources (plantations) that are certified to e.g. have no child labor and no forced labor, and provide a better living standard for the farmers and workers who produce the cocoa? See remark for labor conditions policy question 2. Source
7. Does the brand (company) purchase all cocoa from sources (plantations) that are certified to e.g. have no child labor and no forced labor, and provide a better living standard for the farmers and workers who produce the cocoa? See remark for labor conditions policy question 2. Source
8. Does the brand use socially certified fillings, such as fruits, nuts, caramel, nougat or praline for its products? Some of Australian's cocoa products are UTZ Certified, Fairtrade and/or organic. Australian also mentions to strive to use natural ingredients. However, it is not specified whether fillings and other ingredients are socially certified (see link, page 4). Source
9. Does the brand use other socially certified ingredients, such as milk, oils or fats for its products? See remark for labor conditions policy question 8. Source
10. Does the brand use socially certified sugar for all its products? See remark for labor conditions policy question 8. Source
11. Does the brand (company) maintain a published list of cocoa suppliers, that have collectively contributed to more than 90% of the purchase volume of cocoa? Australian Homemade doesn't provide a list of direct suppliers on its website. Source