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La Place & sustainability


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Sustainability summary

La Place has achieved the E-label, because there's no concrete policy in place on climate, environment or labor conditions. It is hard to see the effort La Place is making on sustainability. Therefore, more policy and transparency is needed.

Brand owner: Van Eerd Group
Head office: Veghel, The Netherlands
Sector: Restaurant chains
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Free Tags: Fairtrade, Eko

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La Place sustainability score report

Last edited: 6 April 2018 by Charlotte B.
Last reviewed: 6 April 2018 by Mario

Questions about Climate Change/ Carbon Emissions

1 out of 7
1. Is there a policy for the brand (company) to minimize, reduce or compensate carbon emissions? La Place implements several measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, such as working with locally sourced and organic ingredients Source
2. Has the brand (company) already reduced or compensated the carbon footprint of its own operations by at least 10% in the last 5 years? Neither La Place nor Jumbo group (brand owner) publish the annual climate footprint of last years. It is therefore not clear if the implemented measures actually helped to reduce the total annual greenhouse gas emissions. Source
3. Is at least 10% of the electricity used by the brand (company) generated from renewable resources, such as wind or solar energy? La Place does not communicate any information about the percentage of its energy that is obtained from renewable sources. Source
4. Is at least 25% of the electricity used by the brand (company) generated from renewable resources, such as wind or solar energy? See remark for carbon emissions policy question 3. Source
5. Is the efficiency of greenhouse gas emissions below 200 kg CO2-eq per square meter restaurant floor per year? La Place does not report its greenhouse gas emissions efficiency level per sqm shopping floor. Source
6. 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? La Place does not communicate information on total target reductions for its climate footprint of own operations. Source
7. Does the brand (company) also have a policy to reduce/compensate carbon emissions generated from the supply/production chain? La Place does not communicate a policy to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions in the production chain that is beyond own operations. Source

Questions about Environmental Policy

1 out of 13
1. Does the brand have a environmental policy for the use of the tropical commodities such as soy, palm oil and beef, in order not to contribute to the destruction of tropical rainforests? La Place mentions a policy for the use of local, organic and fair-trade products, but the brand does not mention any clear criteria for soy and palm oil. Source
2. Has the brand already implemented a strict policy for all the used tropical commodities such as soy, palm oil and beef, in order not to contribute to the destruction of rainforests? See remark for environmental policy question 1. Source
3. Does the brand (company) use environmentally certified oil in its products and in the case of palm oil use, does the brand only source sustainable palm oil for all its palm oil containing products? See remark for environmental policy question 1. Source
4. Does the brand have environmental and animal welfare policies for animal products such as meat, egg, milk and fish? La Place mentions a policy on animal welfare but does not clearly publish the standards and control mechanisms. Source
5. Does the brand have environmental and animal welfare standards for a significant share of the animal products such as meat, egg, milk and fish? See remark for environmental policy question 4. Source
6. Does the brand adhere to progressive sustainability and animal welfare standards for all sold animal products such as meat, eggs, milk and fish? See remark for environmental policy question 4. Source
7. Does the brand have an environmental policy for the production of vegetables and fruit? La Place as well as Jumbo group mention a policy for the use of local, organic and fair-trade products, but the brand does not mention any clear criteria for vegetable and fruit. Source
8. Does the brand have an environmental policy for the staple foods such as rice, grain, corn or potatoes? See remark on environmental protection policy question 7. Source
9. Does the brand have a sustainability policy for the drinking water and soda? La Place does not clearly communicate about a policy for sustainable sodas or tap water. Source
10. Does the brand (company) have a proper vegetarian assortment or a policy to increase this? La Place offers substantial vegetarian food. Source
11. Does the brand (company) have a proper vegan assortment or a policy to increase this? La Place does not mention a policy to increase the use of vegan ingredients. 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? La Place mentions it is active in waste separation and recycling. However, annual results of its waste reduction policy are not specified. Source
13. Does the brand (company) have clear objectives to minimize the environmental impact of its shipping packaging and carrier bags, by reducing, re-using, recycling and responsible sourcing of packaging materials, and does the brand annually report on these results? Neither La Place nor Jumbo group report on the annual results of La Place's consumer packaging policy. Source

Questions about Labour Conditions/ Fair Trade

1 out of 3
1. Does the brand sell tropical commodities such as coffee, tea, chocolate, bananas and pineapple certified according to Fair Trade, Utz, Rainforest Alliance or similar systems? La Place offers fair trade certified coffee, but does not specify whether a significant share of its assortment can be considered socially certified. Source
2. Is a significant share of the sold tropical commodities such as coffee, tea, chocolate, bananas and pineapple certified according to Fair Trade, Utz, Rainforest Alliance or similar systems? See remark for labor conditions policy question 1. Source
3. Are all the sold tropical commodities such as coffee, tea, chocolate, bananas and pineapple certified according to Fair Trade, Utz, Rainforest Alliance or similar systems? See remark for labor conditions policy question 1. Source