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Pickwick
First milestones, should be better Click here for score rapport: 5 out of 19

Sustainability summary

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

Brand owner: Jacobs Douwe Egberts
Head office: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Sector: Tea brands
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Free Tags: D.E. Master Blenders, UTZ Certified, Ethical Tea Partnership

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Pickwick sustainability score report

Last edited: 23 September 2018 by Daantje
Last reviewed: 23 September 2018 by Maarten

Questions about Climate Change/ Carbon Emissions

1 out of 4
1. Does the brand (owner) have a policy to reduce climate emissions generated from its own operations as well as its product supply chain? Jacobs Douwe Egberts (brand owner of Pickwick) implements several policy measures to reduce its carbon emissions for both its own operations and its supply chain, such as using transport on rail instead of road and by using 'green vehicles' for the Professional Field Force. Source
2. Has the brand (owner) disclosed the annual absolute climate footprint of its 'own operations', and has it accomplished an overall absolute climate footprint reduction compared to the result of the previous reporting year? Jacobs Douwe Egberts does not publish the climate footprint of its own operations. Source
3. Has the brand (owner) disclosed the annual absolute climate footprint of its supply chain that is 'beyond own operations', and has it accomplished an overall absolute climate footprint reduction compared to the result of the previous reporting year? Jacobs Douwe Egberts does not share information about the climate footprint of its supply chain. Source
4. Has the brand (owner) set a target to make at least its own operations fully climate neutral by 2030, and is the brand on track to achieve this target? Jacobs Douwe Egberts does not communicate any information on its climate footprint towards a climate neutrality goal for its own operations. Source

Questions about Environmental Policy

2 out of 7
1. Does the brand use organic or otherwise environmentally certified tea for at least 5% of its volume? Pickwick purchases tea from UTZ Certified, such that, in total, its tea is 32,4% environmentally certified. Source
2. Does the brand use organic or otherwise environmentally certified tea for at least 30% of its volume? See remark for environmental policy question 1. Source
3. Does the brand use organic or otherwise environmentally certified tea for at least 50% of its volume? See remark for environmental policy question 1. Source
4. Does the brand use organic or otherwise environmentally certified tea for at least 70% of its volume? See remark for environmental policy question 1. Source
5. Does the brand use organic or otherwise environmentally certified tea for at least 95% of its volume? See remark for environmental policy question 1. Source
6. Does the brand (owner) report what percentage of its consumer packaging materials are renewable or made from recycled materials, and does the brand implement best practices or concrete policies which have reduced the environmental impact of their packaging materials? Neither Pickwick nor Jacobs Douwe Egberts communicate any information about its sustainable packaging policy for tea products. Source
7. Does the brand (owner) publish its absolute waste materials footprint and implement concrete policies to minimize waste, by reducing, re-using and recycling, thereby decreasing its waste footprint compared to the previous reporting year? Jacobs Douwe Egberts reports generating 33% less waste in 2016 than in 2015, but does not report its annual waste by weight, type and way of disposal. Source

Questions about Labour Conditions/ Fair Trade

2 out of 8
1. Does the brand (owner) have a clear and effective policy to improve the farmers’ income that goes beyond certification? As a member of 'Ethical Tea Partnership' (ETP) Pickwick implements measures to improve the tea farmers working and living conditions. However, concrete results on income improvement that goes beyond certification, are not yet specified. Source
2. Does the brand (company) purchase at least 5% 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 the tea? Pickwick purchases tea from UTZ Certified, such that, in total, its tea is 32,4% environmentally certified. Source
3. Does the brand (company) purchase at least 20% 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 the tea? See remark for labor conditions policy question 2. Source
4. Does the brand (company) purchase at least 40% 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 the tea? See remark for labor conditions policy question 2. Source
5. Does the brand (company) purchase at least 60% 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 the tea? See remark for labor conditions policy question 2. Source
6. Does the brand (company) purchase at least 80% 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 the tea? See remark for labor conditions policy question 2. Source
7. Does the brand (company) use socially certified tea for at least 95% of its volume, thus combating child labor and forced labour, and providing a better living standard for the farmers and workers who produce the tea? See remark for labor conditions policy question 2. Source
8. Does the brand (company) maintain a published list of tea suppliers, that have collectively contributed to more than 90% of the purchase volume of tea? Pickwick doesn't provide a list of direct suppliers. Source