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Piramide
First milestones, should be better Click here for score rapport: 6 out of 19

Sustainability summary

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

Brand owner: Royal Wessanen NV
Head office: Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Sector: Tea brands
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Free Tags: Wessanen, EU organic

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Piramide sustainability score report

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

Questions about Climate Change/ Carbon Emissions

2 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? Wessanen (brandowner of Piramide) implements several measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions of both its own operations and its supply chain, for instance with respect to renewable energy resources (see link, pages 35-36). 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? Wessanen published the climate footprint of own operations, from 2017 to 2016; however, Wessanen reports an increase in its absolute climate footprint (see link, page 35 & 40). 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? Wessanen publishes the climate footprint of its supply chain from 2017 to 2016 (see link, page 35 & 40). However, the climate footprint is clearly incomplete, because not all the emissions 'beyond own operations', are properly measured. 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? Royal Wessanen aims to be climate neutral by 2025 for emissions caused by own operations and partly for emissions beyond own operations. It is on track to achieve this, as some of its brands are already carbon neutral, scope 2 emissions are already minimal, and they plan to increase carbon offsetting (see link, page 35). Source

Questions about Environmental Policy

4 out of 7
1. Does the brand use organic or otherwise environmentally certified tea for at least 5% of its volume? All Piramide tea has the EU organic label and is therefore at least 80% 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? Piramide sources only FSC-certified paper for its packaging, but does not report the percentage of recycled or renewable materials used for its consumer packaging. 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? Wessanen communicates a waste reduction policy, but does not report the overall performance (see link, page 5). Source

Questions about Labour Conditions/ Fair Trade

0 out of 8
1. Does the brand (owner) have a clear and effective policy to improve the farmers’ income that goes beyond certification? Wessanen does not provide tangible information about policy measures to improve the farmers working and living conditions that goes beyond certification (see link, page 23). 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? Piramide reports its tea is produced for the most part conform fairtrade guidelines, but does not state what percentage of its tea is fully compliant with fairtrade guidelines. 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? Wessanen does not provide a significant list of direct suppliers. Source