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.

Reported carbon dioxide missions per scope, GHG protocol% of emissionsTon CO₂e
Scope 1Energy use
Fuel oil5%1,350
Natural gas25%7,105
Scope 2Energy use
District heating1%412
Scope 3Distribution transports19%5,288

The diagrams display energy use (electricity and heat), CO₂-emissions stemming from energy use per kg chicken product and water use. Reported energy and emission data cover the following facilities, Aars, Fare Valla, Lieto, Stokke, Jaeren and Manor Farm, together accounting for approximately 95 percent of Scandi Standard’s total production 2019. For water use, reported data for 2017 is without Manor Farm.

Developing climate risk analysis 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. We also work to further develop data, for setting sub-targets and to provide product-specific carbon footprint data.