Serve a nice Eco-score
It would be really great ... if we could provide our customers with more information about the Boni Selection products they want to buy. That’s why the Boni Selection brand decided to implement the Eco-score methodology for its food products. The Eco-score is a new tool that shows the environmental footprint of products using a letter and colour code. The initiative fits perfectly with Colruyt Group’s vision. It has monitored the environmental footprint of its private label products for many years.
Boni Selection presents the Eco-score
The Eco-score is a practical label used to provide you with environmental information quickly. It’s a single score that takes many environmental factors into account such as the origin of ingredients, packaging, sustainability labels, etc. Over 2,500 Boni Selection products now have an Eco-score! This way, you can select your Boni products with all the information at hand.
That’s how we’re contributing to protecting the environment together, step by step.
How do we calculate the Eco-score?
To calculate the environmental footprint of its products, Boni analyses a number of different factors, including water consumption and soil pollution, which occur in the life cycle of a product. The life cycle analysis receives a score out of 100. In addition, bonus and penalty points are allocated based on the product’s origin, packaging, certifications, etc. Based on the final score, Boni products are assigned an Eco-score from A to E.
An example: our semi-skimmed Boni BIO milk
Our semi-skimmed Boni BIO milk received a score of 54/100 based on an analysis of its life cycle. The additional bonus and penalty points were also taken into account. First, given that the product is organic, it was allocated 15 bonus points for the “production method” score. Next, since Boni BIO milk is 100% Belgian, it received 15 points for the “source of ingredients” score: 13 points for transport and 2 points for the country’s environmental policy. Lastly, it received a 6-point penalty for its packaging. Overall, semi-skimmed Boni BIO milk obtained a score of 78, equivalent to an Eco-score of B.
Where is the Eco-score located on Boni products?
Customers can easily find the Eco-score on our Boni Selection products using the Xtra, MyColruyt and SmartWithFood apps: simply scan the barcode. In addition, the score is also available on the Bio-Planet and Colruyt websites. At this time, the score is only available for food products. The first Boni Selection products with an Eco-score on their packaging will be in stores this summer.