Ninety per cent of our Danish pigs are climate-controlled. This means the pigs come from one of our 950 Danish farms which have signed up to Danish Crown’s sustainability programme, the Climate Track. Farmers following the Climate Track commit to reducing their carbon footprint by 50 per cent by 2030. This marks the first milestone on the journey towards achieving our vision of producing climate-neutral (net zero) meat by 2050.
As part of the programme, the farmer defines three-year goals for how to reduce the farm’s climate impact and improve in a number of other areas relating to the environment, animal welfare and social responsibility. Each farmer therefore defines a baseline for CO2-emissions per pig reared, which allows the farmers to assess performance against their own targets.
The control is carried out by Baltic Control, an independent third-party provider. Our Danish farmers are audited at least every three years to assess progress towards meeting the 2030 goal.
Danish Crown works closely with its farmers, providing inspiration for sustainable solutions and facilitating the sharing of knowledge and experience. In this way, Danish Crown helps to ensure continual progress and that farmers who are struggling to achieve their targets receive help to get back on track.