Maximised resource usage and minimised waste
Efficient use of enery and water
At each production plant, continuous work is undertaken to ensure the efficient use of energy and water, as well as to minimise waste. The basis of these efforts is the Group’s environmental policy and local targets based on Groupwide sustainability goals that are set annually and followed up monthly. Scandi Standard works systematically to map efficiency take actions related to energy optimisation, such as recirculating heat and changing to energy-efficient LED lighting, which has yielded significant energy savings. We have also been working on the gradual phase out of fossil energy sources, and this is explicitly driven by the inclusion of sustainability aspects in the investment process. All electricity purchased for our production plants is origin-labelled renewable electricity.
Responsible water management
None of our own production sites or growers are located in areas with direct water shortages, but fresh water is a limited resource that must always be used responsibly. We endeavour to use water optimally within the framework of strict rules set for food safety and hygiene. Reduced local water consumption primarily focuses on indirectly reducing energy consumption, and reducing the amount of wastewater that needs to be treated. Local authorities have extensive requirements on the quality of wastewater, which is checked by monitoring the phosphorus and nitrogen content, the Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD) content and the pH of the water. Five of the Group’s production sites currently have their own treatment plants that treat wastewater from the slaughtering and processing of chicken.
• Food loss and waste within production
• Water targets related to volume and quality
• Collaboration related to excess heat in Farre with the district heating producer
• Decreased water use with 80,000 m3 at put production site in Valla