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Alfa
First milestones, should be better Click here for score rapport: 6 out of 23

Sustainability summary

Alfa has achieved the D-label. Alfa has started to take sustainability into account. Still, a lot more can be done.

Brand owner: Alfa
Head office: Schinnen, The Netherlands
Sector: Beer brands
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Free Tags: Pilsner

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Alfa sustainability score report

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

Questions about Climate Change/ Carbon Emissions

4 out of 10
1. Is there a policy for the brand (company) to minimize, reduce or compensate carbon emissions? Alfa implements several measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, such as purchasing green electricity and installing energy-efficient LED lighting. 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? Alfa decreased its own operations climate footprint from 1.508 k tons of CO2 in 2014, to 1.454 k tons of CO2 in 2015. This represents a reduction of about 3,6%. Since 2016, CO2-emissions for its natural gas supply are compensated through the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) however, and renewable energy is used for its electricity. 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? Alfa has set a target to reduce 20% of their climate footprint by 2021 compared to 2016. Source
4. Has the brand (company) achieved a carbon emissions efficiency level below 10 kg CO2 per hectolitre of production? Alfa has achieved 9,8 kg CO2/hl of beer for its relative greenhouse emissions in 2016. 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? Alfa reports using 100% green energy for electricity and gas, but is not clear enough about the type of energy, sources and additionality of supply. 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? Alfa does not report on the origin and transport of ingredients, and related greenhouse gas emissions. Source

Questions about Environmental Policy

2 out of 13
1. Does the brand use organic or otherwise environmentally certified raw materials for at least 5% of its volume? Alfa does not specify the overall use of environmentally certified raw materials in its products, but states that its hop is organic certified. 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'? Alfa implements measures to reduce its water consumption and reports a level of 4,8 hl/hl in 2016, but does not communicate any information about the absolute water footprint of its own operations. 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? Alfa implements several measures to reduce the environmental impact of its packaging and reports to make use of returnable bottles and kegs to 100%. 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. However, Alfa does not yet report on the packaging volumes per unit of product. 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? Alfa does not report on the annual results of its waste reduction policy. Source
13. Has the brand achieved 99,5% global recycling and reusing rate for its solid waste? Alfa does not communicate specific information about global recycling and reusing rate of its solid waste. Source

Questions about Labour Conditions/ Fair Trade

0 out of 0