Energy and water
Energy and water efficiency
Our plants manage the efficient use of electricity, heating and water, as well as the handling of waste and bi products. Each plant has to comply with our Energy and Water policy and is working continually on energy and water efficiency, towards set targets. Local targets for energy and water efficiency are determined annually, monitored and then followed-up monthly.
The systematic work and the actions taken to save energy, such as recirculating heat and changing over to energy-efficient LED lighting, have provided benefits. In recent years, we have also been gradually phasing out fossil energy sources. Since 2018, we have been buying proof-of-origin labelled renewable power for our plants in Sweden and Finland.
Responsible use of water
None of our production facilities or breeders operate in locations with direct water scarcity. Still, water is a limited resource that must always be used responsible and efficiently, and Scandi Standard does have operations in countries and regions assessed “medium-high risk” (>2) regarding scarcity, on the WRIs Aqueduct water risk index.
The water supply to our processing plants is sourced from own ground water (e.g. in Denmark) and from municipal water supply (surface water, e.g. in Sweden). Work is ongoing for optimising the use of water, based on our own strict standards for food safety and hygiene. We set local targets for water efficiency annually.
Our local work on reducing the use of fresh water primarily focuses on indirectly reducing the use of energy and reducing the amount of wastewater that needs to be treated. Local authorities are setting extensive requirements on the quality of wastewater, which is checked by monitoring the contents of nitrogen and the Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD). Five of the Group’s plants currently have their own treatment plants that treat the wastewater produced from the slaughtering and processing of chicken.