The Eco-score makes eco-friendly choices easier
We are all trying to lead more sustainable and conscious lives, step by step. Also when it comes to food. When you put sandwich fillings in your shopping trolley, you not only want excellent taste, you also want the smallest possible ecological footprint. Is it best to take young Gouda cheese or chicken breast? And do you prefer coffee or milk as a drink? The Eco-score makes it a lot easier to choose eco-friendly products. It allows you to make the right choices, in no time, for the environment, and therefore for all of us.
What is the Eco-score?
The Eco-score is – like the Nutri-Score – a guide to choosing food products. With letter and colour codes from A (green, low impact) to E (red, high impact), it summarises the ecological impact throughout the life cycle of a product. It also takes into account extra efforts for our planet, such as the use of recyclable packaging.
Why an ecological label?
Food has a significant impact on the environment. By summarising this in one symbol, you can immediately see which products are advisable and which you should better limit in order to keep your ecological impact as low as possible. This makes it easier for you to make a conscious choice, and to significantly reduce the pressure on the environment
Where can you find the Eco-score?
The Eco-score of many private label food products of Boni Selection, Boni Selection Bio, Spar, Graindor and Colruyt Lowest Prices are readily available in the Xtra app. Scan the bar code of your product by means of the 'Productinfo' option. The score can also be found in the MyColruyt and SmartWithFood app, on the Bio-Planet and Colruyt websites and on a lot of packaging.
First we analyse the environmental impact of a product throughout its life cycle. This results in a score out of 100, to which we assign plus and/or minus points based on extra indicators such as origin and packaging. Finally, we translate this final score into an Eco-score from A to E.
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The Eco-score helps you to consume more sustainably. And the calculation also helps us, as a company. By mapping out the environmental impact of our private label products, we can see where we can do better and make improvements. Here are a few examples ...
Frequently asked questions
Can I calculate the Eco-Score myself? Is the Eco-Score the same as the ‘carbon footprint’? To what extent does transport play a role?
Answers to these and other frequently asked questions can be found in our FAQ section.