Dairy Climate Change Question 2

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Has the brand (company) disclosed the annual greenhouse gas emissions of its 'own operations'?

  • Dutch version: Heeft het merk (bedrijf) de absolute broeikasgas als gevolg van de eigen bedrijfsvoering (Scope 1 & 2) gepubliceerd?
  • German version: Hat der Markenhersteller eine absolute CO2-Bilanz der eigenen Geschäftsfelder (Scope 1 & 2) veröffentlicht?


This question is generic, and is applicable to the brands in most sectors that we rank. For the Dutch and German version, and for references and guidelines, see the first part of the Apparel & Footwear Climate Change Question 2.

Please note that due to the high percentage of methane emissions (which account for 40-50% of the total dairy “greenhouse gas emissions”, see also Dairy Climate Change Question 5) in the dairy sector, we ask for "greenhouse gas emissions" instead of only "carbon emissions". Carbon emissions only take CO2 in consideration, while greenhouse gas emissions is an "umbrella term" which takes methane (CH4), carbon dioxide (CO2) and nitrous oxide (NO2), etc. in consideration.

However, because methane emissions are hard to measure (http://www.wur.nl/nl/nieuwsagenda/archief/nieuws/2011/Methaanuitstoot.htm), only reporting on CO2 emissions is considered as sufficient enough at the moment.