We are continuing the rollout of the Climate Track with focus on Danish farmers supplying Free Range Beef as well as Swedish and German pig producers.
A unique set-up
In the Climate Track farmers share their production data and various sustainability information with us, and in return, they get individual feedback on their sustainability performance compared to a Danish Crown national average, as well as a mapping of their sources of greenhouse gas emissions with suggested reduction initiatives.
The collected data is incorporated in our scope 3 calculations of greenhouse gas emissions, which are therefore more precise. And this helps us reach our shared efforts to reduce the climate impact at farm level.
What is part of the Climate Track?
Pig and cattle producers under the Climate Track collect and systematically record data and information about their farms, focusing on the following sustainability parameters:
- Production efficiency
- Feed composition
- Production of feed crops
- Livestock housing systems and technologies
- Slurry handling and biogas
- Workplace assessments
- Employment contracts
- Diseases and mortality
- Use of antibiotics
- Share of nature area
- Type of nature area
In 2021/22 we introduced a reporting premium of 0.1 DKK per kilo for those of our cooperative pig owners who are certified and report their use of feed, piglet mortality, and daily gain. This reporting premium will become effective as of 1 January 2023.
In 2021/22, we also continued the roll out of the Climate Track with focus on Swedish and German pig suppliers, and we continued to collaborate with relevant industry players in research projects on climate solutions of tomorrow.
In 2022/23, we will continue to enrol the Swedish and German pig farmers in the Climate Track, and we will continue the development and implementation of roadmaps to meet scope 3 emissions reduction targets.
By 2025, 100 per cent of our cooperative owners and contract suppliers of slaughter animals in Denmark, Sweden, Poland, and Germany will be following the Climate Track.
We support targets 2.4, 13.3 and 15.2 by promoting sustainable food production systems and resilient agricultural practices as well as sustainable management of natural resources.