Our ability to fully utilise the pig is of great importance to the climate impact of our food production. Our abattoirs process some 84 per cent of the pig to food, while the rest of the pig is used for feed, biogas and medicines. We like to say the oink is all that’s left. The biogas produced from the abattoirs’ residual products provides enough green energy to heat many homes.

We also work actively to make our production more energy-efficient. Around 30 per cent of the heat supply for our abattoirs is recovered heat from technical installations like refrigeration systems, air compressors and ventilation systems. We use the recovered heat for purposes such as the heating of cleaning water and indoor air.

To achieve our ambitious 2030 target of reducing our carbon footprint by 50 per cent, we have launched a number of projects aimed at improving energy efficiency in both the production and distribution of our meat. The projects involve transitioning to sustainable energy, investing in energy-saving equipment and optimising transport patterns in collaboration with our haulage contractors.

84 per cent of the pig is used for food, while the rest is used for feed, biogas and medicines

We also team up with customers and consumers to develop new climate-friendly solutions. Our aim is both to limit food waste in shops and households and to create sustainable packaging solutions for food.

We have already replaced 55 million meat trays with new and more environmentally friendly trays produced from a minimum of 80 per cent recycled plastic. This initiative reduces the consumption of new plastic by nearly 1,000 tonnes every year and could halve CO2 emissions per tray if the tray is collected and recycled to new trays.