HKScan Denmark has switched in its own production to the use of 100% renewable electricity purchased by acquiring Guarantees of Origin. The transition to renewable electricity is part of HKScan’s Group-wide target to reduce emissions and thereby mitigate climate change.
HKScan’s CO2e emissions from its own production in Denmark is estimated to lower by 60 per cent
Renewable electricity generates significantly lower CO2e emissions compared to electricity originating from fossil fuels. “Compared to last year, a shift to green electricity is estimated to lower HKScan Denmark’s total CO2e emissions from our own production by 60 per cent, which is an impressive figure,” says Jukka Nikkinen, EVP for HKScan Denmark. “Thanks to this change, all electricity used for producing our ROSE® poultry products is now renewable.”
Strong commitment to reducing energy consumption
Companies can reduce their energy-related emissions in two ways: by reducing energy consumption, which also reduces energy-related carbon footprint, or by switching to renewable electricity.
“As a company, we are committed to both: we continue improving our energy efficiency systematically and at the same time, we have chosen to use renewable electricity," Jukka says. Reducing climate impacts, improving energy and water efficiency, promoting material efficiency and eco-friendly packaging are at the heart of HKScan’s environmental work.
“It is important for us that our customers and consumers always know where our food comes from and that it has been produced in a sustainable way. That is our way to contribute to the tastier lives of consumers – today and tomorrow," Jukka summarises.
HKScan Denmark has acquired RES-GO guarantees of origin that are in accordance with the European Union Renewable Energy Directive 2018/2001/EU and thus can be used to verify the origin of electricity fully produced with renewable energy and free of direct carbon dioxide emissions.
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HKScan’s target is to grow into a versatile food company. With over 100 years of experience, we make tasty, healthy and responsibly produced food responding to the needs of consumers and customers. For us at HKScan, responsibility includes the development of food production throughout the value chain, from farms to consumers. Our home markets cover Finland, Sweden, Denmark and the Baltics. Our nearly 7,000 HKScan professionals ensure tastier life - today and tomorrow. Our diverse product portfolio includes poultry, pork and beef, as well as meat products and meals. Our strong brands are HK®, Kariniemen®, Via®, Scan®, Pärsons®, Rakvere®, Tallegg® and Rose®. In 2019, net sales of the publicly listed HKScan totalled EUR 1.7 billion.