Environmental friendly productionScroll down
2021 in numbers
- 4708 tons GHG emissions scope 1 (tCO2)
- 1290 tons GHG emissions scope 2 (tC02)
- -11% Change in GHG intensity from 2020
- 0,142 kg CO2e/kg produced goods GHG intensity/GHG emissions (scope 1 and 2) per produced goods (kg/kg)
- 67722 MWh Total energy consumption (MWh)
- -5% Change in energy intensity
- 378500 m3 Water consumption (Production sites)
- 5,5% Change in water intensity
- 48% Waste material recovery and composition
Greenhouse gas emissions
The largest potential to reduce food-related emissions is to change to a more plant-based diet and reduce food waste (2).
The processing of meat and dairy products are amongst the most GHG intensive activities within the food production industry (3). As Scandza is particularly involved with these activities, we will work diligently to improve the resource efficiency of our modes of production. Our target is to reduce our emissions by 50 per cent by 2030 from 2019 levels. Off-setting will contribute to this reduction target when we are unable to reduce through other measures.
The reduction in CO2e comes from many small and continuous improvements, together with investments in and implementation of, among other things, improved ventilation systems and cooling systems.
Scope 3 going forward
In 2021 we started collecting numbers on scope 3, preparing our organization for reporting on Scope 3 emissions. The work is complex and the probability of poor data quality is present. We will continue this work in 2022.
“From our base year 2019 to 2021, our GHG emissions (scope 1+2) from our production sites reduced by 25,9%. Our goal for all scopes in 2030 is a 50% reduction.
The GHG intensity was reduced by 28,5%.”
How we calculate emissions
The consolidation of emission data is gathered from productions sites where Scandza holds operational control (9) and are calculated according to the Greenhouse Gas Protocol (10). Scope 1, and 2 emissions are accounted for in this year’s report.
Carbon dioxide equivalents (CO2e) is a metric measure used to compare the emissions from various greenhouse gasses based on their global-warming potential (GWP) (11,12).
Scope 1: All direct GHG emissions from sources that are owned or controlled by the reporting entity.
Scope 2: Indirect GHG emissions from consumption of purchased electricity, district heating and cooling.
Scope 3: Other indirect emissions, such as the extraction and production of purchased materials and fuels not covered in Scope 2.
Energy consumption for heating, refrigerating, combustion, electricity, and transportation in our production accounts for the majority of Scandza’s energy consumption. Several energy efficiency measures have been taken throughout 2021, ranging from energy optimisation in production to investments in more energy efficient equipment.
“From our base year 2019 to 2021, our energy consumption from our production sites increased by 2%. As our production volume increased during the same period, the intensity of our energy consumption was improved by 5%.”
None of Scandza’s production sites are sourcing water from water stressed areas, but we are conscious of our consumption of water and our treatment of the water we consume.
Reducing water usage is on the agenda on all our production sites and at some sites water reduction training has been implemented. We will keep focusing on water use reduction in 2022.
From our base year 2019 to 2021, our total water consumption from our production sites increased by 13,5%. As our production volume increased during the same period, the intensity of our water usage increased by 5,5%.
All production sites in Scandza work continuously to reduce the amount of waste and increase the material recovery of the waste generation. This also includes food waste. We work continuously to reduce edible food waste and we are working to find ways to separate edible food waste from non-edible food waste. We experience that very little edible food waste is thrown away, as this represents a valuable resource and lost income for us. However, finding a good and efficient way to measure the development of food waste is challenging.
The majority of the waste produced by Scandza is related to our production sites. All waste is treated according to national and local laws and regulations.
“48% of our waste in 2021 was reused as materials or composted, while 37% was used for energy recovery or incineration.”
A high level of environmental performance is key to succeed as a food producer in the years to come. Emissions, resource use, and waste are examples of how food production impacts the environment. Scandza has 9 production sites in Norway and Sweden, and we believe we can contribute to the sustainable development of the food system by ensuring a high level of environmental performance in our production. This is an ongoing process that requires systematic and continuous work to ensure the right technology, infrastructure, and competence is used, along with performance data to guide our work.
Each production site within Scandza complies with all applicable national and local laws and regulations. Each site prioritizes their efforts according to local conditions and needs to meet company-wide targets. Our Code of Conduct, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Policy and the Health, Safety, Security & Environment (HSE) handbook are the main governing documents that set forth the expectations for environmentally friendly production. The HSE management system provides a platform for all governing documents, KPIs, processes and the follow-up procedures in case of any deviations. Each production site uses the same HSE-documentation requirements, but they work differently based on the nature of their production. All production sites have a designated production manager responsible for the environmental performance of the site. The production manager prepares environmental reports which are presented twice a year to the Group Management and CEO.
Scandza has not identified any non-compliance with environmental laws or regulations throughout 2021.
Our way of reporting
The portfolio of the Scandza companies changed from 2020 to 2021. So did scope of units reporting, with 2021 including Scandza’s headquarters, the warehouse at Vestby, the production site at Hardanger and Bonaventura for the first time. In order to share our results in a transparent and comparable way, absolute numbers for all units are shown in the tables whereas the stable diagram shows the development of a consistent scope, being all major production sites (1), from 2019 . The line diagram shows intensity for all production sites.
1Scope for reporting comparable development – all major production sites: Alvdal, Eidsvoll, Hønefoss, Namsos, Kristiansand, Strömsnesbruk and Gothenburg. Rud is not included in any results, having started reporting in late 2021.
4Scope for reporting comparable development – all major production sites: Alvdal, Eidsvoll, Hønefoss, Namsos, Kristiansand, Strömsnesbruk and Gothenburg.
5Results for all production sites. As of 2021 Scandza has also started reporting on GHG from the Vestby warehouse, the HQ and for Bonaventura. Results including these emissions in brackets.
6The analysis in this report has been performed in accordance with “A Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard Revised edition”, one of four accounting standards under the GHG protocol. The standard includes the following greenhouse gasses, which are converted to CO2 equivalents: CO2, CH4 (methane), N2O (nitrous oxide), SF6, NF3, HFC and PFC gasses.
7Includes emissions from all production sites except Rud..
8We think it is important to include GHG intensity in our reporting. Even if it is the total amount of GHG emissions that count for the globe as such, we still think that adding GHG intensity gives a benchmark for comparing among production sites.
9Data is collected from all our production units except Rud production site.
11The CO2e is calculated based on the GWP used in the Fourth Assessment Report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC): https://www.ipcc.ch/assessment-report/ar4/
12The emissions included in the CO2-eq are Carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), Nitrous oxide
13Scope for reporting comparable development – all major production sites: Alvdal, Eidsvoll, Hønefoss, Namsos, Kristiansand, Strömsnesbruk and Gothenburg.
14Results for all production sites. As of 2021 Scandza has also started reporting on energy consumption from the Vestby warehouse, the HQ and for Bonaventura. Results including this consumption in brackets.
15Scope for reporting comparable development – all major production sites: Alvdal, Eidsvoll, Hønefoss, Namsos, Kristiansand, Strömsnesbruk and Gothenburg. Water usage for the headquarters, Bonaventura, Vestby and Rud is not reported.