- Carbon Reduction Label Program
- about the Carbon Reduction Label initiative
- primary production and other contributing factors on the carbon footprint
about the Carbon Reduction Label initiative
The ALDI everyday range of olive oil products has undergone a comprehensive assessment to determine the total carbon footprint, which encompasses all the life cycle stages, from raw materials and manufacturing right through to disposal or recycling of packaging.
- Each olive oil product has been assessed and certified by the Carbon Trust as meeting all requirements of the Publicly Available Standard 2050 (PAS 2050). The PAS 2050 is a consultative document that specifies standard best practice for the assessment of the life cycle greenhouse gas emissions of goods and services.
- The olive oil products are listed in the table below, along with the carbon footprint values that are now displayed on the respective Carbon Reduction Labels.
Here is an example of the Carbon Reduction label that now appears on the olive oil range:
- The following chart presents the results of the carbon assessment and indicates the main greenhouse emission sources for each product. The scale on the chart is in grams of CO2-e per 100mL.
Packaging emissions associated with the caps, labels and cartons used to transfer the products, have been used in these calculations.
The consumption of olive oil (iein frying) and disposal of packaging were also included in the assessment, but these each contributed less than 1% to the total carbon footprint and are therefore not included in the chart.
The carbon emissions associated with the ALDI product distribution and retail store operation is about 1% of the total footprint for each product.
Disclaimer about uncertainty of results
The emissions figures presented here have been calculated by GreenChip Pty Ltd in accordance with the requirements of the PAS 2050 method, using primary and secondary sources. Based on the PAS 205O method of assessment ALDI believes that the assessment has identified at least 95% of the likely GHG emissions associated with the full life cycle of the product(s). However, readers should be aware that even primary sources of data are estimates and are subject to variation over time, and the figures presented here should be considered as our best estimates, based on reasonable cost of evaluation.