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Top brands failing on cotton sustainability

Cotton is one of the world’s most commonly used textiles. However, the production of cotton has led to serious issues regarding environmental impact and labour conditions of cotton farmers. Although various sustainability initiatives exist, many problems and challenges remain, and the overall picture of cotton market sustainability is unclear. In order to shed light on […]

Webshops…Bringing Brands Unsustainably Right to Your Door

Webshops have one distinct advantage over typical consumer retail businesses in that they aren’t located in actual buildings that consume electricity, water, and natural gas; generate waste; and take up space in areas that were previously natural habitats. However, despite these advantages in regards to sustainability, the Webshops sector has its own set of issues, […]

Casual clothes are seldom sustainable

At the start of 2015, we’ve adapted more stringent criteria for the clothing sectors. Now, twelve months and over 400 clothing brands later, we publish the results of the final clothing sector we have ranked: casual clothing. Similar to what we have seen in the other sectors, many brands do not live up to the […]

Soft drinks not so soft for environment and labor conditions

Most soft drink brands show little ambition when it comes to the use of fair trade and environmentally certified ingredients, reduction of packaging, waste and water usage, and climate impact. Let alone that these brands show some actual results. Luckily, there are some exceptions that are performing better. One would expect that a sector that depends so much on water […]

Sustainability often not on the menu of restaurant chains

A quick bite downtown, at the railway or bus station or along the highway. Most of us do it often. However, is it possible to do so in a sustainable way? Unfortunately, this mostly is not the case for the more well-known restaurant chains. How do the restaurant chains perform? Sustainability doesn’t seem to be on the menu […]

New beer ranking by Rank a Brand

Rank a Brand has recently updated its beer ranking. Many of us like a good tasting beer every now and then, especially during the summer months. But we also want to be sure it is brewed in a responsible and sustainable way. Sustainability and beer is not just about using organic ingredients. Reduction of energy […]

New managing director Rank a Brand

As of Augustus 1, 2015 Radboud van Delft (1963) has started as new managing director of Rank a Brand. He has taken over from Niels Oskam, who has founded Rank a Brand and made it one of the largest sustainable brand comparison websites online casino in Europe. Radboud van Delft is a former director of […]

Grolsch again tops list of most sustainable beers

On Sustainable Tuesday (Duurzame Dinsdag), the brand comparison organisation Rank a Brand has published the annual sustainable beer study, in which beer brand Grolsch comes out as the winner. The award will allow the brewery from the eastern Netherlands to hold on to its title as the ‘greenest’ beer on the Dutch market, which it […]

Top Dutch beer brands 2012

The 15 most popular* beer brands in the Netherlands are: Amstel, Heineken, Brand, Bavaria, Grolsch, Alpha, Duke John, Palm, Gulpener, Jupiler, Corona, Dommelsch, Warsteiner, Duvel and Leo. Their CSR reports for 2011 are just like last year, crisp and clear. We have been working hard on reassessing these beer brands against our sustainability criteria: On […]

Is Mango ripe for being Green?

Guest blog by Marina Alexandrova Girls’ shopping sprees often lead there: Mango, a popular clothes store for the young, hip crowd, with a home base in Spain and shops all over the world. When you pass the Mango store, you may be additionally enticed by a welcoming window label: ‘Made in Green’ by AITEX. This […]