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Category Archives: Food & Drinks

Soda brand performance fizzles out

There’s nothing more refreshing than a can or bottle of ice-cold soda. What is less refreshing is the sustainability performance of many popular soda brands. Soda brands face challenges with regards to energy and water use, the need for sustainable and recyclable packaging, and ethically sourced sugar and other raw materials – and Rank a […]

Beer must be consumed, but also manufactured responsibly

When one considers beer brands, they most likely think about the importance of responsible consumption rather than responsible production. Of course, responsible consumption of beer is paramount. However, beer brands have a number of unique issues compared to other sectors, including efficiency per liter produced (water, energy, and greenhouse gas emissions) and the opportunity to […]

Fighting of the last cold winter days

Brrrr, it’s freezing outside! All time to cuddle up with a cup of warm tea or even hotter coffee. Add in some vitamins and fiber in the form of bananas or pineapples and you are ready to fight those last cold winter days. While these products might keep you warm and pick you up in […]

Chocolate could be more pure

We start off 2016 with our newest ranking of the chocolate sector. The results range from an A label (best performance) to an E label (worst performance) and are mixed. Similar to most sectors, most brands do not score higher than a D label. On the other hand, four brands receive an A label. These […]

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 […]

World Food Day: Use Rank a Brand to choose sustainable brands

Today is World Food Day, a day in which there is extra focus on food safety. This special day is organized every year since 1981 by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations. This year, not only Oktober 16th, but the whole week, is centered around food related issues, such as some of […]

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 […]

How green are your favourite crisps?

After the latest update of the beer sector, next in line is the crisps sector. At parties it is now more easy to drink a more sustainable beer, but a bowl of crisps in the same manner turns out to be more difficult. Therefore, Rank a Brand presents the newest ranking of the sustainability efforts […]

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 […]

Crisps brands reviewed and ranked

Unfortunately for us, Holland’s progress in the European Football Championships has come to an end and so this message (for those looking for a snack during the game) comes a little too late. However, in the case of the crisp industry, it is also unfortunate that we don’t have a lot of positive notes to […]