Our most important promise to consumers is that our food products are safe and good to eat. It is a great responsibility, beginning with the strong relationships we build with our employees, suppliers, and other business partners.

Attractive & healthy workplace

Scandi Standard employs a total of around 3,200 people. Our operations are completely dependent on its employees. Developing and retaining motivated and skilled individuals is crucial for our success. We are working on ensuring a safe, inclusive and stimulating work environment, and are continually following up on commitment and motivation among our employees.

Goals and KPIs – EmployeesGoal 20302022202120202018
Scandi Pulse – Satisfaction and motivation72717269
Scandi Pulse – Inclusive culture907375
Gender distribution in the Group (% women)n/a43444342
Per centage of women in executive positions (%)n/a32262726
Training on Code of Conduct (% office employees)100%979788

The employee survey measures a number of parameters, including engagement and leadership. An index score of 66–72 is average, while 75 is a good result. A total of 91 per cent of those who have been employed at Scandi Standard for at least six months took part in the 2022 survey. The index for inclusive culture was measured for the first time in 2020. The inclusive-culture index is based on three questions in the employee survey on equality, diversity and participation. The survey is conducted every two years.

Safe and Healthy workplaceGroupSwedenDenmarkFinlandNorwayIreland
Attendance rate (percentage of standard working hours, %)93 (95)93 (93)94 (96)94 (94)96 (96)88 (95)
Work-related injuries (LTFIR, number of injuries resulting in lost time per million hours worked)27.4 (39.2)52.6 (61.4)13.0 (18.0)50.4
7.8 (23.3)24.6 (42.7)
Fatalities0 (0)0 (0)0 (0)0 (0)0 (0)0 (0)

Work-related injuries and lost time are followed up at each production site and reported in shared systems. One of the accidents during the year have caused permanent incapacity during the year. A total of 141 (210) injuries resulting in lost time occurred during the year and the total number of hours worked was 5,146,431 (5,361,146). The most commonly occurring types of accidents are falling at the same level, squeezing between items and overloading. The numbers include both employees and contractors when applicable. Scandi Standard has an overall zero tolerance approach to accidents, with local measurable interim targets in the work to ensure a safe work environment.

More on our work to be an attractive & healthy employer:

Career at Scandi
Diversity & Inclusiveness
Our values

Business ethics & human rights

We strive for an ethical and respectful approach in all our business relationships. Our Code of Conduct clarifies that zero tolerance applies to all forms of bribery and corruption. We must also act in an exemplary and responsible fashion to ensure the correct processing of information and to ensure the avoidance of any conflicts of interest. Training is provided on a regular basis for all employees.

The Code of Conduct applies to all employees and sets the framework to act responsibly regarding ethics, the environment, social issues and human rights. We do not tolerate discrimination on the grounds of age, disability, ethnic origin, family status, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, social origin and other personal characteristics.

A whistle-blowing function is set up in collaboration with an external company to facilitate anonymous reporting of potential violations of the Code of Conduct. Reported issues are received and handled by a committee consisting of the Group’s directors for HR, Finance and Risk Management.

Sustainable supplier relationships

Scandi Standard’s operations are highly dependent on good and effective supplier partnerships. We strive for mutually beneficial, responsible business relationships. Other than chicken, we buy ingredients, equipment and services from a large number of suppliers. Purchases are coordinated at a Group level for categories related to production, which include ingredients, packaging materials and transport.

Our Supplier Code of Conduct provides the foundation for the purchases mentioned previously. It clearly defines the requirements that equate to the Group’s own Code of Conduct in relation to the environment, ethics, human rights and social responsibility. Our suppliers must also ensure that these requirements are passed on down the chain, i.e. to their subcontractors. The Group’s Procurement Director is ultimately responsible for the contents and implementation of the Supplier Code of Conduct, working in close collaboration with the Group Sustainability Director and local purchasing organizations..

The Supplier Code of Conduct is communicated to all suppliers in priority purchasing categories with the requirement to confirm compliance. These categories include chicken, transport services, technical equipment and packaging materials, as well as spices and other ingredients.