Development of Corporate Responsibility in 2022

Development of Corporate Responsibility in 2022

Atria’s responsibility efforts result in concrete actions

Atria updated its sustainability programme in 2021, and the implementation of the revised programme started during the reporting year. We continue to improve our responsibility performance through three major themes: Planet, Products and People.

The main objective under the Planet theme is Carbon Neutral Atria. Atria has been actively seeking solutions for the use of renewable energy by expanding its solar park, exploring and investigating the potential of wind power, and by promoting the construction of a biogas plant. Atria has set sustainability targets for its own production through a number of commitments. These include the Science Based Target (SBTi) climate commitment and the material efficiency and energy efficiency commitments. In spring 2022, Atria joined the international UN Global Compact corporate responsibility initiative and was accepted to the Climate Ambition Accelerator training programme. Joining the UN Global Compact strengthens Atria’s development work in environmental and social responsibility.

At the heart of the Products theme is, of course, the food that Atria produces. We want to be part of all the consumers’ mealtimes by offering them responsibly produced food that respects the environment. For Atria, nutritious and safe food means a transparent and traceable chain, antibiotic-free production, animal welfare, product safety and taking nutritional considerations into account in product development. During the reporting year, Atria expanded its production of antibiotic-free pork.

Under the People theme, our most important project is Safely home from Atria, where we have been achieving good results for many years, including a reduction in accidents at work. During the year under review, Atria started close cooperation with the Association of Friends of the University Children’s Hospitals. The Dinner Table Conversations partnership brings an important message to families with children about supporting children’s and young people’s mental health – conversations promote children’s emotional wellbeing and interaction, and strengthen family relationships.

Merja Leino
Executive Vice President, Responsibility

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