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

Sustainability summary

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

Brand owner: WARSTEINER Brauerei Haus Cramer KG
Head office: Warstein, Germany
Sector: Beer brands
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Free Tags: Pilsner, Radler, Alkoholfrei

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Warsteiner sustainability score report

Last edited: 17 January 2017 by Heinz
Last reviewed: 17 January 2017 by Mario

Questions about Climate Change/ Carbon Emissions

3 out of 10
1. Is there a policy for the brand (company) to minimize, reduce or compensate carbon emissions? Warsteiner implements several measures to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, such as improving energy efficiency within the production process and a wind power plant on the company premises. 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? Warsteiner reduced its CO2e footprint from 26,676 tons in 2013 to 23,170 tons in 2015, which represents a reduction of about 13% (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? Warsteiner mentions it has a target to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, but does not specify the target percentage or the target year (see link, page 6-7, 16-23). Source
4. Has the brand (company) achieved a carbon emissions efficiency level below 10 kg CO2 per hectolitre of production? Warsteiner has achieved achieved about 9,5 kg CO2e per hectolitre of product for its relative greenhouse gas emissions. 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? Warsteiner uses only 7,66% energy from renewable sources. In addition, sources and additionality of supply are not specified clear enough (see link, page 16-17). 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? Warsteiner gives information about the transport greenhouse gas emissions of its products, but not about the transport of ingredients (see link, page 21-23). Source

Questions about Environmental Policy

6 out of 13
1. Does the brand use organic or otherwise environmentally certified raw materials for at least 5% of its volume? Warsteiner does not communicate any information about use of organic certified raw materials in its products (see link, page 9-11). 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'? Warsteiner publishes the water footprint of its own operations. Total water use in 2015 was 854,928 m³ down from 1,004,330 m³ in 2013 (see link, page 13). Source
8. Has the brand achieved an average level of water use below 5 hectolitres per hectolitre of beer produced? Warsteiner has achieved 3.59 hectoliter water consumption per hectoliter of production in 2015 (see link, page 13). 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? Warsteiner reports on clear Key Performance Indexes (KPI's) that relate to totals of packaging materials/weight per unit (see link, page 12). 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? Warsteiner communicates clear information about the take back, packaging improvement initiatives/actions for its packaging, plus annual results achieved (see link, page 12 & 24). 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? Warsteiner reports the annual waste by type, weight, way of disposal and reductions achieved between 2013 and 2015 (see link, page 15). Source
13. Has the brand achieved 99,5% global recycling and reusing rate for its solid waste? Warsteiner does not communicate any information about global recycling and reusing rate of its solid waste (see link, page 15). Source

Questions about Labour Conditions/ Fair Trade

0 out of 0