Our most important undertaking to consumers is that our products are safe and healthy to eat, and that they are produced from chickens that are thriving and treated well. We want to inspire more people to eat healthier meals with less impact on our environment.
Read more about this section in our latest Annual Sustainability Report on pages 30-31.
Safe & healthy products
Product quality and food safety are top priorities for Scandi Standard. We work continually to improve processes and governance, based on certified management systems. All our production facilities hold third-party certification to BRC or IFS, the international quality management standard for food safety. This includes requirements for quality-assured working methods, buildings and equipment, risk analysis in accordance with HACCP, product traceability, staff competence and hygiene procedures as well as verification of products and processes. Moreover, we comply with the specific requirements that different customers place on us as a company, or for a particular product or market.
Sustainable & nutritious protein production
We want to inspire people to eat chicken because of its taste, health benefits and the climate. We want to use innovative, attractive products to assist in the transition from red to white meat, which is in line with the nutrition recommendations from the World Health Organization (WHO). Chicken also has less climate impact than beef, which is an important advantage as the demand for animal protein increases and poses a major environmental challenge from a global perspective. Another part of the shift to more sustainable protein sources is the increased interest in and demand for plant-based foods. Scandi Standard views plant based “chicken products” as a complement and launched plant-based products in Norway and Denmark in 2021.
Product carbon footprint
The carbon footprint of chicken is ten times lower than beef and significantly lower than Norwegian salmon; and in combination with the fact that chicken is one of the world’s most versatile foods, this means that chicken consumption is expected to grow over the next decade.
The work on climate- and resource efficient chicken production covers the entire value chain: both Scandi Standard’s in-house processing operations and the supplier stage with feed production and breeding, transport, and the customer and consumer stages. Efforts to increase efficiency and reduce food waste run through the entire value chain, with the basic notion that every chicken and the whole chicken counts – making sure that every single chicken thrives and is reared in a resource-efficient manner, and that as much of the chicken as possible is turned into good food on plates is one of the most important initiatives that we can implement in order to reduce our environmental and climate impact.
Carbon dioxide emissions from energy use in production was 79.9 grams CO2e per kilogram of product during 2021.