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Dairy Questions

In this section, you will find the list of 'Dairy' questions to be used in the Food and Beverages sector ranking matrices. The questions are categorized into three areas: Climate Change, Environmental Policy and Labor Conditions, and Human Rights. Clicking on a question heading will provide you with more background information, guidelines and possible jurisdiction for the question.

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Questions about Climate Change

Dairy Climate Change Question 1:
Is there a policy for the brand (company) to minimize, reduce or compensate its greenhouse gas emissions?

Dairy Climate Change Question 2:
Has the brand (company) disclosed the annual greenhouse gas emissions of its 'own operations'?

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

Dairy Climate Change Question 4:
Has the brand (company) set a target to reduce its absolute ‘own operations’ greenhouse gas emissions by at least 20% over the next 5 years?

Dairy Climate Change Question 5:
Does the brand (company) also have a policy to reduce or compensate the methane emissions generated from the dairy farms (that are beyond own operations)?

Dairy Climate Change Question 6:
Does the brand (company) use energy derived from renewable sources?

Questions about Environmental Policy

Dairy Environmental Policy Question 1:
Does the brand (company) offer an organic line of dairy products?

Dairy Environmental Policy Question 2:
Do all the farm’s cows spend 720 hours a year, or more, on grasslands?

Dairy Environmental Policy Question 3:
Does at least 50% of the dairy come from cows that spend 3300 hours a year, or more, on grasslands?

Dairy Environmental Policy Question 4:
Does at least 50% of the dairy come from cows that are exclusively fed with organic food?

Dairy Environmental Policy Question 5:
Does at least 50% of the dairy come from cows that are not treated with synthetic hormones and are not given preventive antibiotics?

Dairy Environmental Policy Question 6:
Does at least 50% of the dairy come from cows that graze on farmlands that are only treated with organic fertilizers and organic pesticides?

Dairy Environmental Policy Question 7:
Is at least 50% of the dairy produced without chemical flavors, colorants, smells or preservatives?

Dairy Environmental Policy Question 8:
Does the brand (company) use environmentally certified raw materials (such as sugar, fruit and cocoa) for its dairy products?

Dairy Environmental Policy Question 9:
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?

Dairy Environmental Policy Question 10:
Does the brand (company) have a policy to reduce ammonia emissions generated by its cows manure?

Dairy Environmental Policy Question 11:
Does the brand (company) have clear objectives to reduce packaging weight of its products and to increase the use of sustainable/renewable plastics, and does the brand report the results annually?

Dairy Environmental Policy Question 12:
Does the brand (company) have a clear policy to reduce waste and does the brand report the results annually?

Questions about Labor Conditions and Human Rights

Dairy Labor Conditions and Human Rights Question 1:
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. forced labor and insufficient wages?

Dairy Labor Conditions and Human Rights Question 2:
Does the brand (company) use socially certified raw materials (such as sugar, fruit and cocoa) for its products?