HKScan Corporation, Release 18.3.2019 

Climate change has already had an impact on consumers´ opinion of food. That´s why HKScan aims to ensure that its consumer brands HK®, Scan®, Pärsons®, Rakvere®, Kariniemen®, Rose® and Tallegg® will be the sustainable choices for conscious consumers.

HKScan´s new environmental targets by 2030

  1. Cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 90 % (compared to 2014)
  2. Reducing energy use by 20 % (compared to 2016)
  3. Reducing water use by 25 % (compared to 2018)

The targets are in line with the global and national targets defined under the Paris Agreement and the UN sustainability development goals.

HKScan has made a programme plan to reach the 90 % target to cut greenhouse gas emissions in its own production covering its facilities. Energy efficiency, renewable heating and renewable fuel for company cars play major role in the plan.

- It is possible to reach the 90 % reduction target in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and at the same time make profitable investments and drive the competitiveness of the company. On top of cutting emissions in our own production we are in many ways working together with our world class producers to reduce emissions also in farms. For example, we increase the amount of locally produced protein feed, more renewable energy is taken into use and biogas production is increasing as well, says Mikko Saariaho, EVP Communications and Corporate Responsibility.

HKScan has measured its greenhouse gas emissions since 2014, for both direct and indirect emissions*. This includes boilers and vehicles at sites as well as purchased electricity and district heating. Emissions have been reduced by substituting fossil energy sources with renewable ones. For example, wood pellets have been used at Ekseko farm in Estonia and biogas at Skara site in Sweden. Renewable electricity is used in Finland, Sweden and Poland. Energy efficiency is another focus area and the company has reduced the use of energy over the recent years.  

* Scope 1 and 2 emissions of the Greenhouse gas protocol