Our approach to climate and resource-efficient chicken production includes Scandi Standard’s own processing activities. It also involves other components of the value chain – rearing, transport, and the customer and consumer stage. We are committed to doing our part in protecting our climate and planet by managing the efficient use of electricity, heating and water consumption, as well as the handling of waste and by-products.
Climate commitment in line with the Paris agreement
We take the climate issue seriously and are committed to playing our role in reducing emissions. In line with the Paris Agreement and the 1.5-degree goal, we have set the target to halve our climate-impacting emissions every 10 years, with the base year being 2016.
Up to today, this measurable target and our reported CO2 data include energy use at our plants (scope 1 and 2) and our transportation network. It is measured in relation to the scale of our operations (g CO2e per kg product). Moreover, we monitor our climate footprint in absolute figures.
Our work and actions to reduce the impact on the climate covers every stage in our value chain. Looking at the entire lifecycle, the cultivation and production of feed along with the breeding of chickens account for the major part of the total climate footprint.
We focus on quality, resource efficiency and minimized waste, from hatching to plate, to make our chicken as climate friendly as possible. Our efforts include developing feed alternatives from local ingredients, improving routines for minimizing food waste in production, smarter packaging and information to consumers on how to take care of the products.
Developing Climate leadership and climate reporting
We continue our work on developing our climate program and reporting. In 2020 we reported to CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project) on behalf of the whole Group for the first time. Scandi Standards have also committed to Science Based Targets initiative, and will develop and verify our measurable climate goals according to the framework.