Beer Environmental Policy Question 5
Does the brand (company) publish the water footprint of its 'own operations'?
- Dutch version: Publiceert het merk (bedrijf) de 'water voetafdruk' tengevolge van de eigen bedrijfsvoering?
- German version: Veröffentlicht der Markenhersteller den Wasserfußabdruck der eigenen Betriebsbereiche?
The term ‘water footprint’ can be defined as the total volume of freshwater that can be used to produce goods and services by businesses. This can relate to both the direct and indirect water uses by the producer for manufacturing purposes and within the supply chain. However, the water use in this question only includes water consumed per unit of beer produced by the beer company  with the supply chain being disregarded. This question is also related to aspects EN8 and EN9 of the GRI Sustainability Reporting Guidelines & Food Processing Sector Supplement
A ‘Yes’ is applicable when:
- The brand/company has published the water footprint of its 'own operations' including the direct and indirect uses, sources and geographical regions
- When the brand/company states that they publish the water footprint on the CDP Water Disclosure website
A ‘No’ is applicable when:
- The brand/company publishes an incomplete water footprint of its 'own operations' on their website
- The brand/company states they are not yet reporting on their water footprint
A ‘?’ is applicable when:
- The brand/company does not publish the water footprint of its 'own operations' on the website
- [Brand] has published a complete water footprint of its 'own operations'(see link/page...)
- [Brand] explicitly says not to [...] (see link/page...)
- [Brand] does not communicate any information about the water footprint of its 'own operations', if there is one, on its website. Sustainability information should be easily accessible for consumers to make responsible choices.