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Beer Questions

In this section, you will find the list of 'Beer' questions. The questions are categorized into three areas: Climate Change, Environmental Policy and Labour Conditions and Human Rights, where we have not found criteria that would fit the last area. Clicking on a question heading will provide you with more background information, guidelines and possible justification for the question.

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Questions about Climate Change

Beer Climate Change Question 1:
Does the brand (company) have a policy to minimize, reduce, or compensate carbon emissions from its own operations?

Beer Climate Change Question 2:
Has the brand (company) disclosed the annual absolute carbon footprint of its 'own operations'?

Beer Climate Change Question 3:
Has the brand (company) already reduced or compensated its absolute 'own operations' carbon footprint by at least 10% in the last 5 years?

Beer Climate Change Question 4:
Has the brand (company) set a target to reduce the carbon footprint of its 'own operations' by at least 20% within the next 5 years?

Beer Climate Change Question 5:
INACTIVE AFTER UPDATE AUGUST 2012
Has the brand (company) reduced its carbon emissions per unit of beer by at least 10% in the past 5 years?

Beer Climate Change Question 6:
Has the brand (company) achieved a carbon emissions efficiency level of at least 10 kg CO2 per hectolitre of production?

Beer Climate Change Question 7:
Has the brand (company) achieved a carbon emissions efficiency level of at least 8,5 kg CO2 per hectolitre of production?

Beer Climate Change Question 8:
Has the brand (company) achieved a carbon emissions efficiency level of at least 7 kg CO2 per hectolitre of production?

Has the brand (company) achieved a carbon emissions efficiency level below 5,5 kg CO2 per hectolitre of production? (new question, for references see previous).

Beer Climate Change Question 9:
Is at least 10% of the brand's (company's) consumption of energy derived from renewable sources?

Beer Climate Change Question 10:
Is at least 25% of the brand’s (company's) consumption of energy derived from renewable sources?

Beer Climate Change Question 11
Has the brand published its carbon footprint specifically for the transport of its ingredients?

Questions about Environmental Policy

Beer Environmental Policy Question 1:
Does the brand use organic or otherwise environmentally certified raw materials for at least XX% of its volume?

INSERTED FOR UPDATE AUGUST 2012: Does the brand (company) use organic or otherwise environmentally certified raw materials for at least 25% of its volume?

Beer Environmental Policy Question 2:
Does the brand (company) use organic or otherwise environmentally certified raw materials for at least 50% of its volume?

Beer Environmental Policy Question 3:
Does the brand (company) use organic or otherwise environmentally certified raw materials for 100% of its volume?

Beer Environmental Policy Question 4:
INACTIVE AFTER UPDATE AUGUST 2012: Does the brand source at least 50% of its raw materials locally?

Beer Environmental Policy Question 5:
Does the brand (company) publish the water footprint of its 'own operations'?

Beer Environmental Policy Question 6:
INACTIVE AFTER UPDATE AUGUST 2012: Has the brand (company) reduced its water consumption per hectolitre of production by 10% in the past 5 years?

Beer Environmental Policy Question 7:
Has the brand(company) achieved an average level of water use below 5 hectolitres per hectolitre of beer produced?

Beer Environmental Policy Question 8:
Has the brand (company) achieved an average level of water use below 4 hectolitres per hectolitre of beer produced?

Beer Environmental Policy Question 9:
INACTIVE AFTER UPDATE AUGUST 2012: Has the brand (company) achieved an average level of water use below 3 hectolitres per hectolitre of beer produced?

Beer Environmental Policy Question 10a
INSERTED AT UPDATE AUGUST 2012: Does the brand have clear objectives to minimize the environmental impact of packaging or does the brand already show clear 'best practices' regarding packaging?

Beer Environmental Policy Question 10:
Does the brand (company) have clear objectives to minimize or reduce the weight of its packaging and does the brand annually report on these results? FORMULATION UPDATE AUGUST 2012:
Does the brand have clear objectives to minimize the environmental impact of packaging, by reducing, re-using, recycling and responsible sourcing of packaging materials, and does the brand annually report on these results?

Beer Environmental Policy Question 11:
Has the brand (company) achieved 99,5% global recycling and reusing rate for its solid waste?

Questions about Labour Conditions and Human Rights

Beer Labour Conditions and Human Rights Question 1:
-> no criteria in this section.