The products of Andechser Dairy Scheitz represent sustainable organic quality and the highest pleasure. That pleasure and sustainability can go together is demonstrated by the family company in cooperation with Soil & More International. The dairy from Andechs was certified in three product categories according to the strict requirements of the TÜV-Nord certified Carbon Footprint Standards, TN-CC005, meeting the standards of the International Dairy Federation (IDF). That means that for the three products of ‘organic unskimmed milk 3.8%’, ‘organic alpine butter’, ‘mild organic yogurt 3.7% in the 500g jar’, the so-called carbon footprint, meaning the CO2 print within the entire value-added chain, has been completely documented.
“Sustainable and economic action has always been the focus of our company and is a fixture of our philosophy. With the certification by TÜV-Nord we have gone a considerable stage further, not only towards a complete but also a sustainable documentation of our value-added chain”, CEO Barbara Scheitz explains. The documentation of the carbon footprint marks the first step on this path and is at the same time the starting and measuring point for the future; it is our goal to identify emission sources and considerably reduce the CO2 emissions in the coming years.
Calculations for raw milk production in agriculture are made according to the IDF standards for the greenhouse balance of milk production. The following are the underlying emission sources:
- Soil emissions
- Consumption of energy and fuel
- Consumption of (raw) materials
- Fodder cultivation
- Livestock farming and milk production
- Product transportation
- Commuting manner
- Business travel
- Waste management
All additional steps in the value-added chain were made according to the PAS2050, a standard of the BSI (The British Standards Institution) that determines how the emissions have to be registered throughout the entire life cycle of products and services.