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2021 in numbers
- 1 477 MNOK Revenue
- 182 MNOK EBIT (adj)
- Namsos, Alvdal and Hardanger Locations (1)
- 16832 tons Production volume (2)
- 182 No. of employees (3)
- 27 % Share of female employees
- 22 % Share of female managers
- 7.6 3.3 / 4.3 % Sick leave Short term/long term
Who we are
Synnøve is a Norwegian dairy producer established in 2007 and now an established challenger contributing to innovation and category expansion in the Norwegian market.
Synnøve’s total greenhouse gas emissions for scope 1 and 2 decreased by 49% compared to 2019.
The production site in Hardanger was included in the Synnøve family in 2020 and started reporting in 2021. Compared to 2019, Synnøve has had a decrease of 57% in their greenhouse gas emissions. Scope 1 had an increase in greenhouse gas emissions due to the use of oil boilers, which replaced electric power during maintenance and repair of production equipment and for high-cost periods for electricity.
Synnøve has several projects underway to reduce energy consumption in its own production, including project support from Innovation Norway. Hopefully this will contribute to a further reduction of GHG emissions in 2022.
In 2021, we modernised the design of our 750g Greek yogurt. This has meant that we cut 10 tonnes of plastic annually related to this production! In addition, we have further developed the yoghurt so that it is rich in protein and has low fat of only 2%. We also have a Synnøve Greek Natural yogurt with 10% fat, which received a three stars superior taste award, and is great for cooking! Our Greek yoghurt packaging is just one of many examples of how we work continuously with more sustainable solutions for packaging.
Synnøve Vellagret Lettost is stored for 6 months to bring out a rich, full-bodied flavour. It is made with fresh Norwegian milk, and is curdled and packed at Synnøve’s dairy. It contains 40% less fat, but has the same great taste
In 2021, Synnøve launched its own chocolate spread, Synnøve Sjoko Loco. Sjoko Loco contains 50% less sugar compared to other chocolate spreads. The cocoa is sourced through the program Cocoa Horizons. Cocoa Horizons goes beyond compliance, implementing impactful activities at scale that drive meaningful change in cocoa farming communities. Please read https://www.cocoahorizons.org/impact for more information.
We are constantly working to find better packaging, both to reduce food waste, the amount of packaging, and improve the filling rate of the bag and on the pallet. For instance we have improved the shelf life of sliced brown cheese and introduced “Best before, often good after” labeling. For the “Kjøleskapsgrøt”-serie we improve the amount of filling, double the number of d-pack per pallet and reduce cardboard per bag. We have 50% less packaging on Klemmeost than similar products in a tube and 65% less plastic on grated cheese in bags than similar products.
Sustainability going forward
Developing and offering food that our customers enjoy while still representing a healthier and more sustainable option is key to Synnøve. We want to be in the forefront of sustainability in the dairy industry, both when it comes to production and responsible sourcing. We will continue to track and report our progress in line with the requirements from Scandza. Furthermore we will run our business aligned with the Scandza governance framework and participate in all centrally organized initiatives.
1A joint venture was established between Synnøve and local farmers effective from July 1 2021, Frukthagen Hardanger. We hav included the results from Hardanger as part of Synnøve and Scandza’s results throughout 2021.
2This includes Synnøve Finden’s own labeled products.
3Includes all production sites and the warehouse at Vestby
4Hardanger production site started reporting on GHG emissions in 2021.
5The Hardanger production site is not included in the results due to lack of quality data on water usage.