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Almdudler
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Sustainability summary

Almdudler 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 Almdudler is making on sustainability. Therefore, more policy and transparency is needed.

Brand owner: Almdudler A.& S. Klein GmbH & Co. KG
Head office: Wien, Austria
Sector: Soda
Categories : Soda
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Almdudler sustainability score report

Last edited: 21 December 2016 by Bianca F.
Last reviewed: 21 December 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? Almdudler's office building in Vienna is 'GreenBuilding' certified. GreenBuilding is an EU initiative within the 'Intelligent Energy Europe' programme. 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? Almdudler does not publish the annual climate footprint of last years. So it is not clear if the measures actually helped to reduce the total annual greenhouse gas emissions. Source
3. Is at least 10% of the brand (company) consumption of energy derived from renewable sources? Almdudler does not communicate any information about whether or not it uses energy derived from renewable sources. 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 its absolute ‘own operations’ carbon emissions by at least 20% within the next 5 years? Almdudler does not communicate any information on target reductions for its greenhouse gas emissions. Source
6. Does the brand (company) have a policy and reports on tangible results to reduce / compensate carbon emissions generated from the production chain (Scope 3)? Almdudler 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

0 out of 12
1. Does the brand have the objective to only source sustainable sugarbeet/sugarcane or maize (for fructose syrup) for all its sugar containing products by 2020 at the latest, and does the brand already purchase sugar from environmentally certified sources? Almdudler does not communicate a policy relating to the sourcing of its beet sugar, if indeed the brand has one. The brand does not mention environmental certifications for any of its ingredients. Source
2. Does the brand use environmentally certified sugar for its products for at least 50% of its volume? See remark for environmental policy question 1. Source
3. Does the brand use environmentally certified raw materials (such as fruit, coffee or tea) for its products? Almdudler lists alpine herbs as ingredients, including lemon balm, sage, gentian, elderflower and coneflower, but does not mention any environmental certifications for them. Source
4. Does the brand use environmentally certified raw materials (including sugar) for its products only? See remark for environmental policy question 1&3. Source
5. Does the brand (company) publish the water footprint of its 'own operations'? Almdudler does not publish information relating to the water footprint of its own operations. Source
6. Has the brand (company) reduced its water use per litre of produced beverage by 10% in the past 5 years? See remark for environmental policy question 5. Source
7. Has the brand achieved an average level of water use below 2,5 litres per litre of soda produced? See remark for environmental policy question 5. Source
8. 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? Almdudler does not communicate any information regarding efforts to minimise the impact of its packaging. Source
9. Does the brand uses at least 10% of recycled plastics in its newly produced plastic bottles? See remark for environmental policy question 8. Source
10. Does the brand use at least 50% of recycled plastics in its newly produced plastic bottles? See remark for environmental policy question 8. Source
11. Does the brand only use recycled plastics in its newly produced plastic bottles? See remark for environmental policy question 8. 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? Almdudler does not communicate any information regarding efforts to minimise waste. Source

Questions about Labour Conditions/ Fair Trade

1 out of 6
1. Does the brand (company) have a policy to provide for fair labor conditions that applies to ALL own employees and those of its suppliers (including bottling companies) in low wage countries, which includes the following standards: No forced or slave labor, no child labor, no discrimination of any kind and a safe and hygienic workplace? Almdudler does not communicate any information on a labor conditions policy on its website, if indeed it has one. The brand sources its alpine herbs from within Austria, which is a low-risk country in terms of labour conditions. The source of its other ingredients, including sugar, is not communicated. Source
2. Does the brand (company) have a policy to provide for fair labor conditions in low wage countries: 1) a formal employment relationship; 2) a maximum working week of 60 hours including paid overtime; 3) a living wage; and 4) to form and join labor unions and bargain collectively; and in those situations where these rights are restricted under law, to develop parallel means? See remark for labor conditions policy question 1. Source
3. Does the brand (company) purchase sugar 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 sugar? See remark for labor conditions policy question 1. Source
4. Does the brand (company) purchase other ingredients (such as fruit, coffee beans, tea) 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 these additional ingredients? See remark for labor conditions policy question 1. However, Almdudler sources its alpine herbs from within Austria, which is a low-risk country in terms of labour conditions. Source
5. Are all purchased ingredients (including sugar) 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 these additional ingredients? See remark for labor conditions policy question 1. Source
6. Does the brand (company) maintain a published list of suppliers (sugar and fruit) and factories (including bottling companies), that have collectively contributed to more than 90% of the purchase volume? Almdudler does not publish a list of its direct suppliers. Source