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Club-Mate
First milestones, should be better Click here for score rapport: 4 out of 24

Sustainability summary

Club-Mate has achieved the D-label. Club-Mate has started to take sustainability into account, such as using renewable energy. Still, a lot more can be done

Brand owner: Brauerei Loscher GmbH & Co. KG
Head office: Münchsteinach, Germany
Sector: Soda
Categories : Soda, Cola
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Club-Mate sustainability score report

Last edited: 21 December 2016 by Max
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? Brauerei Loscher (brand owner of Club-Mate) implements several policy measures to reduce carbon emissions, such as the usage of renewable energy for its production. 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? Brauerei Loscher does not 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 brand (company) consumption of energy derived from renewable sources? Brauerei Loscher uses 100% renewable energy for its electricity use. This is RECS certified hydropower, supplied by N-Ergie. However, the origin of this hydropower energy is not communicated. 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? Brauerei Loscher does not communicate up to date target reductions for its greenhouse gas emissions of own operations. 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)? Brauerei Loscher 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

3 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? Brauerei Loscher does not specify whether the sugar used for Club-Mate products comes from sustainable sources. Sustainability information should be easily accessible for consumers to make responsible sources. 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? Brauerei Loscher does not specify whether the other ingredients for Club-Mate products come from sustainable sources. Source
4. Does the brand use environmentally certified raw materials (including sugar) for its products only? See remarks for environmental policy questions 1&3 3. Source
5. Does the brand (company) publish the water footprint of its 'own operations'? Brauerei Loscher does not publish 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? Brauerei Loscher does not report any information about its water consumption. 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 6. 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? Brauerei Loscher implements several measures related to more sustainable packaging, but does not publish the packaging volumes/weights per material type. Source
9. Does the brand uses at least 10% of recycled plastics in its newly produced plastic bottles? Brauerei Loscher only uses returnable glas bottles for its Club-Mate products. Source
10. Does the brand use at least 50% of recycled plastics in its newly produced plastic bottles? See remark for environmental policy question 9. Source
11. Does the brand only use recycled plastics in its newly produced plastic bottles? See remark for environmental policy question 9. 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? Brauerei Loscher does not communicate concrete information about its waste reduction policies. Source

Questions about Labour Conditions/ Fair Trade

0 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? Brauerei Loscher (brand owner of Club-Mate) does not communicate a sufficient Code of Conduct. 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. 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? Neither Brauerei Loscher nor Club-Mate communicate a list of direct suppliers. Source