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===Question===
 
===Question===
Does the brand (company) have a clear policy to reduce waste and does the brand annually report the results?
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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?
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* German version: Hat sich der Markenhersteller das Ziel gesteckt, bis spätestens 2015 ausschließlich nachhaltig produziertes Palmöl und Soja für Viehfutter zu beziehen, um somit der Zerstörung von tropischen Wäldern entgegenzuwirken?
  
* Dutch version: Heeft het merk (bedrijf) een duidelijk beleid ter vermindering van overproductie en rapporteert het merk jaarlijks de resultaten?
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===References and Guidelines===
* German version: Hat die Marke (Unternehmen) eine klare Politik, Verluste zu reduzieren und meldet die Marke jährlich die Ergebnisse?
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Palm kernel and soy kernel are the edible fruits go the soy/palm tree. It is used as krachtvoer/"power feed" in the food for the cows. The % of soy/palm differ, however on average 30-50% of the cow's food consists out of soy/palm kernel. [http://palmoilis.mpob.gov.my/publications/pod40-wan.pdf].
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This question is also asked in Labor Conditions and Human Rights section, but as soy and palm kernel also leads to the destruction of tropical forests, this question is also applicable for the environmental policy section.
  
===Reference===
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* For palm please refer to [[ Supermarket Chains Ecology Question 10]]
The dairy sector has a major role to play in reducing waste. Dairy has a very short shelf-life, which means once the raw material (dairy) has been processed it has to be consumed very fast. This requires both streamlining the supply and demand, but also having a policy on what to do with left over milk (e.g. donating to "voedselbank").
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* For soy please refer to [[Supermarket Chains Ecology Question 9]]
  
This question relates to food waste and has nothing to do with packaging related aspects.
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Best Practice:  
 
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* CONO only buys SOYPSI soya (similar to RTRS)
The dairy sector reports to a bare minimum about these issues. Please refer to section EN22 of the Global Reporting Initiative. Objectives to reduce waste should be time-bound and be expressed as a percentage on the total waste.
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* Since 2011 Arla buys 50% RTRS soy and 50% from soy is derived from small family farms in Brasil.
 
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===Ranking guidelines===
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A ‘Yes’ is applicable when:
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* The brand/company publishes clear goals, initiatives or actions to minimize its dairy waste.
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A ‘No’ is applicable when:
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* The brand/company explicitly and clearly has no policy to reduce its dairy waste.
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A ‘?’ is applicable when:
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* The brand/company does not publish concrete goals, or results to reduce its dairy waste
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===Answering guidelines===
 
===Answering guidelines===
Answer Yes:  
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'''Answer Yes:'''
* [Brand] reports the total dairy waste of the company, which is [...], and also has a policy to minimize the dairy waste by [...]% for [year] (see link/page].
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* [Brand] has a policy to use sustainable [palm/soy] for the cows feed, namely [...] (see link/page).
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* [Brand] uses only sustainable [palm/soy] for the cows feed, that is certified according to (see link/page...).
  
Answer No:  
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'''Answer No:'''
* [Brand] explicitly says not to publish the total food waste of the company [...] (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)
  
Answer ?:  
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'''Answer ?:'''
* [Brand] does not communicate any information about (the total) dairy waste.  
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* [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 it is minimizing its dairy waste, but it is not clear with what for policy and what the concrete goals are.
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* [Brand] mentions [a sort of policy], but the brand does not mention any clear [criteria/targets/achievement].

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Question

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?

  • 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 sich der Markenhersteller das Ziel gesteckt, bis spätestens 2015 ausschließlich nachhaltig produziertes Palmöl und Soja für Viehfutter zu beziehen, um somit der Zerstörung von tropischen Wäldern entgegenzuwirken?

References and Guidelines

Palm kernel and soy kernel are the edible fruits go the soy/palm tree. It is used as krachtvoer/"power feed" in the food for the cows. The % of soy/palm differ, however on average 30-50% of the cow's food consists out of soy/palm kernel. [1]. This question is also asked in Labor Conditions and Human Rights section, but as soy and palm kernel also leads to the destruction of tropical forests, this question is also applicable for the environmental policy section.

Best Practice:

  • CONO only buys SOYPSI soya (similar to RTRS)
  • Since 2011 Arla buys 50% RTRS soy and 50% from soy is derived from small family farms in Brasil.

Answering guidelines

Answer Yes:

  • [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...).

Answer No:

  • [Brand] explicitly claims not to use [palm/soy] for the cows feed from sustainable sources [...] (see link/page)

Answer ?:

  • [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].