FINLAND, Turku. HKScan is targeting a carbon-neutral food chain by the end of 2040 at the latest. In 2022, the company will continue to develop the food production of the future together with their contract farmers and partners. The work is based on real climate actions and data-driven management.
The company’s climate data shows that the greatest carbon footprint in food production comes from production of feed. That is why the promotion of resource efficiency and carbon sequestration in field farming together with our contract farmers are at the heart of our climate actions.
To boost the climate work, in 2022 the meat producer will provide their farmers with a digital tool to examine the climate impact of their farms. The first to get access to the tool will be some of Kariniemen farms during the spring.
A unique, farm-specific carbon footprint data shows that there are differences between the farms and they have a lot of opportunities to find good practices to reduce the carbon footprint of primary production.
In line with the Zero Carbon climate plan, the company tests new solutions on pilot farms, and the best solutions will be rolled out to all the markets. In the coming growth season, HkScan will continue, for example, to optimise the use of nutrients in fields with satellite technology in Finland and Sweden.
The firm will also help their contract farmers to increase carbon sequestration in their fields, as carbon sequestration can significantly reduce the climate impact of the whole food chain. Their goal is for fields to sequester 500 kg of carbon dioxide per hectare per year. HkScan will carry out carbon sequestration research and development on pilot farms in Finland together with their partner companies.