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Ovomaltine
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Sustainability summary

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

Brand owner: ABF plc.
Head office: London, England
Sector: Chocolate brands
Categories : Chocolate Drinks, Chocolate Spreads
Free Tags: ABF, UTZ Certified

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Ovomaltine sustainability score report

Last edited: 13 January 2016 by Martje
Last reviewed: 13 January 2016 by Mario

Questions about Climate Change/ Carbon Emissions

1 out of 6
1. Is there a policy for the brand (company) to minimize, reduce or compensate carbon emissions? Associated British Foods (ABF) subsidiary company Wander AG which produces Ovomaltine implements several measures to reduce its climate footprint, such as the use of renewable energy and energy efficiency measures. 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? Wander AG doesn't publish its annual climate footprint. But, ABF decreased its total gross climate footprint from 9,656 million tons of CO2e in 2014 to 9,607 million tons of CO2e in 2015, which represents a decrease of around 0,5% (see link, page 11). Source
3. Is at least 10% of the brand (company) consumption of energy derived from renewable sources? Wander AG reports that 15% of its electricity supply is generated from renewable sources (supplier: naturmade star). However, its not specified, whether at least 10% of its entire energy supply (incl. thermal energy) can be considered renewable. Source
4. Is at least 25% of the brand (company) consumption of energy derived from renewable sources? See remark for carbon emissions policy question 3. 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? Wander AG aims to reduce 15% of its carbon emissions by 2020. However, a base year as well as a total climate footprint aren't reported. 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? Wander AG doesn't provide concrete information on policy measures implemented and results achieved to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the supply chain. Source

Questions about Environmental Policy

2 out of 11
1. Does the brand use organic or otherwise environmentally certified cocoa for at least 5% of its volume? Ovomaltine and Wander AG mention the use of UTZ certified cocoa. However, no clear percentage of respectively environmentally certified cocoa is reported. 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? Neither Ovomaltine nor Wander AG mention the use of environmentally certified fillings or ingredients. 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? ABF states that its the group’s commitment to source RSPO certified sustainable palm oil products by 2015 across all its businesses. However, not all palm oil will be certified according to the RSPO segregation model (see link, page 19). 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? ABF implements measures to minimize the environmental impact of its packaging, and reports on annual results and packaging material footprint (see link, page 13). 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? ABF implements measures to reduce its waste materials footprint, and published respective annual results (see link, page 9-13, 25). 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? Neither ABF nor Wander AG provide concrete 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? Ovomaltine and Wander AG mention the use of UTZ certified cocoa. However, no clear percentage of respectively socially certified cocoa is reported. 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? Neither Ovomaltine nor Wander AG report whether any of the fillings and/or ingredients are purchased from socially certified sources. 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? Neither Ovomaltine nor Wander AG report whether its sugar is purchased from socially certified sources. 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? Neither Ovomaltine nor Wander AG provide a significant list of direct suppliers. Source