At Danish Crown, we continually strive to improve what we do – from farm to fork – so people around the world can enjoy tasty, nutritious meals, with full confidence. We have roots back to 1887 when a group of Danish farmers formed the first farming cooperative, so responsibility towards society, employees and our owners, the farmers, is simply part of our DNA.
Being a global leader in sustainable meat production is a big duty. Denmark has been ranked the world’s most sustainable pork producing country by the World Resource Institute, but we are still striving to do more. We are determined to find better ways to produce food – with respect for livestock, people and the environment.
This has already led to numerous beneficial climate initiatives, from lowering transportation time of our animals, to reducing energy and water usage, to developing ways of packaging that helps to improve both shelf life and meat taste.
Percent of our Danish farmers have now joined the Climate Track.
And it doesn’t stop there. 100% of our Danish farmers have now joined the Climate Track, meaning they are on the journey to becoming climate neutral by 2050. Because we understand the connection between where our food comes from, how it tastes, and how it impacts our world.
Our Pure Pork pigs are raised without antibiotics from birth, strictly no growth promoters and dedication to high animal welfare standards on family farms. Meaning you can serve your family dinner with peace of mind knowing the ingredients are natural, nutritious and made with great care.
Quality - Best animals for you
Our scale allows us to breed and select the best animals from both global and local sources. Danish Crown has some very sophisticated equipment, such as 3D CT scanners, which enables us to assess the meat quality with precision.
Uniformity - 100+ years of breeding
For us, ‘big is beautiful’, and the large tonnage handled by Danish Crown means we can assure absolute consistency in our products, which makes us unique.
For example with our pork products, this uniformity has been achieved through more than 100 years of breeding, which has made Danish pigs world famous for a high meat percentage and a good meat/fat distribution.
Our cattle are classified according to the EUROP grid system; we only use grades E-R which ensures they are consistently the best.
Traceability - We own our entire supply chain
We own our entire supply chain for pork and beef, from the farms to the slaughterhouses to the transport to the UK production facilities, so we have the ability to track each stage of the process from “farm to fork”. We operate to some of the highest food safety and animal welfare standards in the world.
Reliability - just in time suits you best
Through years of experience we have accumulated advanced knowledge and capabilities of JIT deliveries; and with continuous investment in our new high-standard fleet, we can deliver every day to suit your schedule.
Flexibility - just say what you need
We understand your customers expect a point of difference, and we have the scale and expertise to offer just that. Our new catering butchering facility not only demonstrates our ongoing investment in product innovation, but also means we can create bespoke cuts and specifications to suit your customers’ tastes or menu requirements.