HKScan Sweden

Climate targets
HKScan has drawn up a Zero Carbon climate plan with the aim of making the company’s own production carbon-neutral by the end of 2025 and achieving carbon neutrality throughout the farm-to-consumer value chain by the end of 2040 at the latest.

The target for HKScan Sweden is net zero greenhouse gas emissions in 2025, compared to 2003. The goal is set in absolute numbers and includes emissions in scope 1, scope 2 as well as business travels, transportations and production and distribution of energy and fuel in scope 3. 

In 2019 we started Gårdsinitiativet (the Farm Initiative) – one of our most important initiatives when it comes to reaching the 2040 target. The goals for Gårdsinitiativet are reduced emissions from meat with 20%, increase of areas favoring biodiversity by 5% and reduced eutrophication by 20% (average change in our supplying farms, base year 2019).

How will we reach our targets?
In our own production, we are working continuously to reduce the energy and water consumption as well as reduce the amount of waste. When it comes to transportation, we are working towards 100 % renewable fuels. The use of less and better plastic in our packaging and continuous reduction of food waste though a nose-to-tail strategy where all parts of the animal come to use, are some other examples.

On the road towards 2025 and 2040 Zero Carbon targets, we have set the following sub goals: fossil fuel free transports in 2025, food waste reduced by half in 2030 and more recyclable packaging in 2025.

A crucial step for us is to include our suppliers, the farms, in our sustainability work. With the help of Gårdsinitiativet, our goal is to create climate positive effects on a farm level as well as reduce the climate impact of Swedish meat with the help of 100 initiatives, in close collaboration with the farms. In addition, our ambition is to achieve a positive effect on biodiversity as well as working towards a closed cycle on the farms.

Maria Häger, Director Quality & CR, HKScan Sweden AB,

Sustainability work has been an important part of our business since the beginning of the 2000s and we are well on our way to achieving a net zero climate footprint from our own production. But in order to have a real effect on the climate impact of meat production, the entire value chain must be covered. Our efforts as a leading player in the industry are crucial for its success and our goal is a net zero climate footprint, from farm to consumer, by the end of 2040. We achieve this through development work and concrete efforts in the industry and within the framework of our "Farm Initiative". We also want to make visible all the benefits that animal production contributes, such as biodiversity and the production of renewable energy.

Lars Appelqvist
Executive Vice President HKScan Sweden

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