Atria’s food production is based on the taste, healthiness, safety, usability and sustainability of raw materials and processed products. Sustainable Atria is part of Atria Group's strategy and includes four focus areas: product, planet, people, and responsible business operations. We are passionate about food and meat, so we especially focus on developing the most sustainable meat production.
To get started, we studied the carbon footprint of Atria's primary production from the farm to the slaughterhouse gate.
The carbon footprint calculation has been carried out with Envitecpolis Oy and Atria Family Farms. Farms representing the average Atria production chain have been selected for the calculation. Envitecpolis uses the international Cool Farm Tool to calculate carbon footprints. Cool Farm Tool specialises in carbon emission calculation for primary production and enables the calculation of a unique carbon footprint based on the farm's own data and functions. The calculation is based on IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) calculation methods and the latest research in the field. The international average is published in the FAO (United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization) report.
By 2021, Atria will identify the carbon footprint of its products, understand the cause of emissions, how the emissions can be decreased and how a carbon-neutral food chain is realised. Especially the reduction of the environmental impact of Atria's industrial operations is a key target of the programme. Besides carbon emissions, Atria will pay attention to water and energy consumption and to developing environmentally friendly packaging solutions.