Our carbon footprint is relatively low

Combating climate change and carbon-neutral food production are Atria’s key goals. By 2021, we will identify the carbon footprint of our products, and gain a deep insight into the source of our emissions and how to lower them.

Carbon footprint from farm to the slaughterhouse gate

Atria Finland has already calculated the carbon footprint of pork, beef and poultry production from farm to slaughterhouse gate. The results prove that the Finnish production method reduces the climate impact of meat production significantly compared to the level of international meat production.

The carbon footprint was calculated in cooperation with Envitecpolis and Atria family farms. The farms selected for the calculation represent the average in Atria’s production chain.

Atria's production carbon footprint

Reducing CO2 emissions from our own industrial activities in particular is a key short-term goal.

Our short-term goal is to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from our own industrial production by 25% by 2025. Reducing emissions means replacing fossil energy sources with renewable energy and using energy efficiently.

Atria Group’s carbon footprint has been measured since 2016*. In 2019, Atria Group’s carbon dioxide emissions decreased by 2.5 per cent from the 2018 level. We managed to lower our carbon dioxide emissions with fuel choices and by increasing the efficiency of our energy consumption. We report the Group’s carbon footprint every year in our Corporate Responsibility Report.

* The calculation and reporting of the carbon footprint are based on the international calculation and reporting standard for business enterprises, the Greenhouse Gas Protocol. The emissions calculation covers the CO2 emissions of Atria’s industrial production processes in companies where Atria’s holding amounts to more than 50 per cent.