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.
Atria Group’s carbon footprint has been measured since 2016*. In 2018, Atria Group’s carbon dioxide emissions decreased by 3.6 per cent from the 2017 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.
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.
According to the carbon footprint calculation** completed in 2019, the carbon footprint of Atria’s example beef is some 70 per cent lower than the average international carbon footprint. The carbon footprints of Atria’s example pork and poultry are approximately 40 per cent lower than the international average.
* 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.
** The carbon footprint calculation was carried out in cooperation with Envitecpolis and Atria family farms. The farms selected for the calculation represent the average in Atria’s production chain.