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Paulaner
Reasonable, could be better Click here for score rapport: 9 out of 23

Sustainability summary

Paulaner has achieved the C-label. Paulaner is on its way towards sustainability, but more improvement is needed.

Brand owner: Brau Holding International
Head office: München, Germany
Sector: Beer brands
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Free Tags: Weizen, Weißbier, Hell, Dunkel

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Paulaner sustainability score report

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

Questions about Climate Change/ Carbon Emissions

5 out of 10
1. Is there a policy for the brand (company) to minimize, reduce or compensate carbon emissions? Paulaner implements several measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, such as the use of renewable energy (see link, page 14). 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? Paulaner reduced its climate footprint from 21.674 tons of CO2e in 2011 to 18.386 tons of CO2e in 2013, which represents a reduction of 15,2% (see link, page 17). 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? According to Paulaner, a 70% reduction was already achieved in 2013 (base year: 1990). However, Paulaner does not communicate any information on target reductions for its carbon emissions on its website (see link, page 4). Source
4. Has the brand (company) achieved a carbon emissions efficiency level below 10 kg CO2 per hectolitre of production? Paulaner has achieved 6,33 CO2e kg/hl for its relative carbon emissions (see link, page 18). 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? Paulaner uses 32,8% energy from renewable sources. However, Paulaner does not mention the specific sources of the green electricity (see link, page 18-21). 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? Paulaner does not report on the origin and transport of ingredients, and related greenhouse gas emissions. Source

Questions about Environmental Policy

4 out of 13
1. Does the brand use organic or otherwise environmentally certified raw materials for at least 5% of its volume? Paulaner does not communicate any information about use of environmentally certified raw materials in its products. 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'? Paulaner has published a complete water footprint of its own operations (see link, page 16). Source
8. Has the brand achieved an average level of water use below 5 hectolitres per hectolitre of beer produced? Paulaner has achieved 3,79 hl water consumption per hectolitre of beer production in 2013 (see link, page 22). 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? Paulaner does not communicate any information about the take back, material use and / or weight reduction goals/initiatives/actions for its product packaging. 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? Paulaner reports the annual waste by type, weight and way of disposal and has reduced the net waste in 2012 with about 13% to 7.436 tons in 2013 (see link, page 25). Source
13. Has the brand achieved 99,5% global recycling and reusing rate for its solid waste? Paulaner does not communicate any information about global recycling and reusing rate of its solid waste. Source

Questions about Labour Conditions/ Fair Trade

0 out of 0