Our focus for 2030

Scandi Standard’s business concept is to contribute to the joy of food, and to health and wellbeing. We work with sustainable food production, where we assume the responsibility from farm to fork, for people, chickens and the planet. During the 2022, we adopted new sustainability goals that will lead us toward 2030.


Providing local, healthy, safe and cost–efficient protein

Our products form the basis of our sustainability strategy and business strategy. We strive to offer high quality products, with the best food-safety standard, and at the same time healthy, locally produced and cost-efficient compared to other animal protein. This enables us to contribute to local businesses and to be an important presence in the daily lives of people in all our domestic markets.

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Safe and healthy workplaces and committed employees

Our employees are the foundation of our operations. Ensuring that they have a safe and healthy work environment is our highest priority. It is also a prerequisite for retaining and attracting qualified staff. We know that motivated employees who feel included also perform better and are important ambassadors for Scandi Standard.

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Reduced climate impact from chickens – from farm to fork

Although chickens are the animal protein with the lowest climate impact, we still have room for improvement. We have taken it upon ourselves to set sciencebased climate targets throughout the value chain. The internally adopted targets, which are validated by the Science Based Target initiative, are aimed at reducing emissions in own operations and in the value chain by 50 per cent by 2030, with 2021 as the base year. More than 90 per cent of total emissions occur beyond the sphere of our own operations. Consequently, our efforts to reduce climate impact are closely linked to our relationship with our growers, to feed efficiency and structured work with biodiversity.

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Safeguarding and developing our animal welfare work

Scandi Standard’s veterinarians and other chicken experts work together with all of our growers on a daily basis to ensure that our chickens thrive. We have far-reaching Group-wide policies on the use of antibiotics and on animal welfare, through which we ensure, for example, the Five Freedoms of animal welfare. However, there is still room for improvement. A healthy and thriving chicken does not need any antibiotics, and efficiently converts feed into meat.

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Reduced and improved use of plastics when developing our packaging

Packaging is the key to food safety and product sustainability. Good packaging also reduces food waste. However, the use of virgin plastic is a problem for the climate, the oceans and the earth’s ecosystems. Their use constitutes a business risk, as plastic packaging is increasingly subject to regulatory control. The key issue is for packaging to be recyclable and not to contain any more plastic than is necessary and, where possible, to be made from recycled or bio-based materials.

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Maximised resourse usage and minimised waste

Every chicken and the entire chicken matters. Being able to use as much as possible of every chicken is the key to sustainability and profitability. New innovations, improved processes and product development are all important factors for attaining our goals. At the same time, it is crucial to minimise waste – not only food waste but also other types of waste arising in our value chain. When it comes to food waste, we have – in addition to the efforts undertaken in our own production – a vital role to play in collaborating with customers and in making it easy for end consumers to reduce food waste.

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Agenda 2030

Scandi Standard supports Agenda 2030 in its entirety, including the sustainable development goals (SDGs). As a result of our operations, we have an impact on several of the SDGs and a great responsibility and good opportunities to help with achieving the SDGs and their targets. Below is a description of the SDGs that we, as a company, have the greatest responsibility for, and the opportunity to make a difference.

SDG 2: Zero hunger

Scandi Standard can use healthy  and protein-rich products to facilitate access to safe and nutritious food for everyone. We also have a substantial responsibility, together with our growers and other actors in our value chain, to ensure that we develop sustainable methods for food production. In line with our work with the climate and biodiversity, we strive to increase transparency in the value chain and to promote collaboration and development.

SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth

Scandi Standard can use healthy and protein-rich products to facilitate access toDecent work and economic growth: As a significant employer and actor in our domestic markets, Scandi Standard has the opportunity to contribute to sustainable economic growth and to enhance resource-efficiency at the proDecent work and economic growth: As a significant employer and actor in our domestic markets, Scandi Standard has the opportunity to contribute to sustainable economic growth and to enhance resource-efficiency at the production and consumption stages. We achieve this using a value-chain perspective, where we work to optimise efficiency and reduce general waste and food waste at every step. We also take responsibility for our employees’ working conditions and work environment by using a structured and systematic approach. We also work proactively with suppliers to ensure compliance with human rights throughout the value chain.

SDG 12: Responsible consumption and production

Safeguarding sustainable production and consumption patterns is at the core of our operations. This is contributing to the UN SDGs and improves the efficiency and profitability of our operations. As a food producer, one of our key issues is to reduce food waste and other waste – within our own production processes and throughout the value chain – by collaborating with suppliers, customers and end consumers. We also work proactively to integrate sustainability data in our reporting cycles, such as in our quarterly reports, as well as our annual and sustainability reports.

SDG 13: Climate action

Scandi Standard can use healthy  and protein-rich products to facilitate access Climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our time and Scandi Standard is working systematically to identify and analyse the risks related to climate change; more information on this can be found on page 60 in our annual report for 2022. We are also working for chicken to be part of the solution, by setting science-based climate goals linked to our entire value chain.

SDG 15: Life on Land

As an actor in the food-production value chain, Scandi Standard is dependent on a well-functioning ecosystem and on biodiversity. In this regard, we are developing targets and key metrics that encompass the entire value chain, and we are currently working proactively to resolve the issue of soy and deforestation – by using certified soy and searching for alternatives to soy in chicken feed.