Few things are as important as the food we eat. How it tastes, how it is produced and how it affects our world.
At HKScan, Corporate Responsibility is fully integrated into our business and fundamental to our farm to fork strategy. Our greatest asset is our people and the animals from our manufacturers. We strive to be a world leader in animal welfare and animal health, and we want our consumers to appreciate the good, healthy food we produce. We work according to the highest standards to fulfill our responsibilities towards the communities we serve and create long-term value in a socially and environmentally sustainable manner.
Corporate Responsibility is a journey of continuous improvement where we want to make a change so that everyone can live better today and tomorrow – consumers, customers and stakeholders. CR is structured around our 4 pillars of responsibility: economic, social, environmental responsibility and animal welfare. For each pillar we prioritize the greatest opportunity for HKScan and our stakeholders.
To us it is important to take responsibility for the environment and to work constantly to reduce our impact. We have been working on these issues for many years and set annual environmental targets for each plant. We are also members of the Hague Initiative, whose aim is to reduce the climatic impact of industry. We see it as an opportunity to further improve our climate work through the exchange of knowledge and experience with other companies. The Linköping initiative began in 2018 with the aim of jointly reducing carbon dioxide emissions in order to reach the climate target.
Swedish animal welfare legislation imposes very high demands. Animal welfare law in Sweden is the most comprehensive in the world and must be preventive in its effect. The goal is to ensure that the animals are healthy, are comfortable and are able to behave naturally. In most of our activities we slaughter, cut and process beef, lamb and pig from Sweden's farmers. In the well-known brand Scan the meat always comes from Swedish animals.