HKScan Latvia, one of the largest food companies in Latvia, last year used only renewable electricity, thereby reducing carbon emissions by almost 2,000 tons. The full transition to renewable electricity is part of HKScan’s goal of reducing emissions and thus mitigating climate change.
Companies can reduce emissions from electricity use in two ways: by optimising energy consumption, which in turn reduces the impact of energy-related carbon emissions, or by switching to renewable electricity. HKScan Latvia has chosen to follow both routes, both at the Jelgava plant and in the logistics centre in Riga, switching only to renewable electricity. These changes reduced carbon emissions by almost 2,000 tonnes in 2020.
“We are implementing the transition to the use of renewable energy in accordance with the strategy of the entire HKScan Group, which aims to reduce our climate impact and ensure long-term development. Our choice also provides benefits for export markets, where it is increasingly important for existing and new partners to work with a company that is conscious of minimising its environmental impact and taking steps to reduce carbon emissions,” says Heino Lapiņš, Sales Director of HKScan Latvia.
HKScan Latvia has received an EECS RES-GO certificate, which proves that the electricity used is entirely produced from renewable energy sources.
Targeting Carbon Neutrality
HKScan’s environmental work is based on reducing climate impact, improving energy and water use efficiency, promoting material efficiency and the use of environmentally friendly packaging. HKScan aims to achieve the carbon neutrality of its industrial production by the end of 2025 and to achieve carbon neutrality at all stages of the food chain – throughout the farm to consumer – by the end of 2040.
About HKScan Latvia
At HKScan, we make life tastier – today and tomorrow. Our strategic target is to grow into a versatile food company. Our responsibly produced, delicious products are part of consumers’ varied food moments – both every day and on special occasions. We have some 7,000 HKScan professionals applying more than 100 years of experience to make locally produced food. For us at HKScan, responsibility means continuous improvements and concrete actions throughout the food chain. As part of our Zero Carbon programme, we are targeting a carbon-neutral food chain from farms to consumers by the end of 2040. Our home markets cover Finland, Sweden, the Baltics and Denmark. Our strong product brands include HK®, Kariniemen®, Via®, Scan®, Pärsons®, Rigas Miesnieks®, Rakvere®, Tallegg® and Rose™. Through our strategic partnerships, we are also known for Kivikylän®, Tamminen® and Boltsi brands. HKScan is a publicly listed company, and in 2020, our net sales totalled nearly EUR 1.8 billion.
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