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|−|Does the brand (company) have the objective to only source sustainable soy and palm for the cow’s feed by 2015 at the latest, and does the brand already purchase sustainable soy and palm for the cow’s feed in order to stop e.g. the destruction of tropical forests for palm and soy oil plantations? |+|
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|−|* Dutch version: Heeft het merk (bedrijf) zich ten doel gesteld om in uiterlijk 2015 alleen nog ‘verantwoorde’ palm en soya te gebruiken voor het voedsel van de koeien, en heeft het merk al verantwoorde palm en soya ingekocht, om onder meer de vernietiging van tropische bossen door palm en soya plantages tegen te gaan? |+|
|−|* German version: Hat die Marke ( Unternehmen) das Ziel, die einzige Quelle nachhaltiger Soja und Palm für die Kuh Futter bis 2015 spätestens und kaufen die Marke bereits nachhaltigen Soja und Palm für die Kuh-Feed, um z. B. die Zerstörung der tropischen Wälder für Palm und Soja Öl-Plantagen zu stoppen? |+|
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|−|* For palm please refer to [ [ Supermarket Chains Ecology Question 10]] |+|
|−|* For soy please refer to [[Supermarket Chains Ecology Question 9]] |+|
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|−|Rank Yes: When the brand clearly shows a policy to use sustainable sources for the cows feed. As best practices will continue to develop with more clear achievements, so will the criteria of this question. The ranking process over time will further sharpen the line between when a policy covers a 'significant part' of the dairy and when not. |+|
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|−|* [Brand] has a policy to use sustainable [palm/ soy] for the cows feed, namely [.. .] (see link/ page). |+|
|−|* [Brand] uses only sustainable [palm/soy] for the cows feed, that is certified according to (see link/page...). |+|
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Brand] explicitly claims not to use [palm/ soy] for the cows feed from sustainable sources [. ..] (see link/page) |+|
Brand] does not communicate any information about use of [palm/soy] for the cows feed. So it is not clear if the brand is committed to avoiding |+|
Brand] mentions [a sort of policy], but the brand does not mention any clear [criteria/ targets/achievement]. |+|
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Is at least 50% of the dairy produced without chemical flavors, colorants, smells or preservatives and are the additives such as sugar, fruit and cocoa from organic origin?
- Dutch version: Is ten minste 50% van de zuivel geproduceerd zonder chemische smaak-, geur- en kleurstoffen of conserveringsmiddelen en zijn de toevoegingen zoals suiker, fruit en cacao van biologische afkomst?
- German version: Wurden mindestens 50 % der Milch ohne den Einsatz von chemischen Aromen, Geschmacks- / Farbstoffen oder Konservierungsstoffen hergestellt? Wurden Zutaten wie Zucker, Früchte oder Kakao zudem biologisch angebaut?
References and Guidelines
When ingredients are added during the production process of milk and yoghurt (e.g. strawberry yoghurt), organic products cannot be treated with chemical smell, colorants or flavors and additives. This means that all ingredients should come from natural sources. Also, the added aroma's such as sugar, fruit and cocoa should not be treated with chemical smell, colorants or flavors and additives.
Aroma's also need to be from organic origin.  Chemical flavors damage the environment (water and air).
This guideline is set by EKO . When a product is labelled with the EKO sign, it indicates that the product has organic origin. The standards of EKO are made up by and protected by the European Commission. According to EKO, dairy should be produced without any chemical flavors, colorants, smells or preservatives and additives.
Demeter certification always includes at least the EKO standards, and is therefore acknowledged for this question as well.
Please note that some brands do not have an official certification for their products, but do have a concrete policy that includes this standard. When this standard is applied to at least 50% of the brand's products, this is sufficient for a 'Yes' as well.
Best Practice: Vecozuivel has 100% organic milk, which indicates that 100% (so at least 50%) of the dairy is produced without chemical flavors, colorants, smells or preservatives.
- The [brand/company] produces at least 50% of the dairy without chemical flavors, colorants, smells or preservatives and are the additives such as sugar, fruit and cocoa from organic origin.
- The [brand/company] does not produces at least 50% of the dairy without chemical flavors, colorants, smells or preservatives and are the additives such as sugar, fruit and cocoa from organic origin
- The [brand/company] does not specify what type of flavors, colorants, smells or preservatives are used for dairy production and whether additives such as sugar, fruit and cocoa are from organic origin.