DENMARK, Randers. The EU published a Code of Conduct, which will ensure sustainable food production by 2050. Danish Crown has signed the code, with a goal of being climate neutral by 2050.
Since the New Year, companies, organizations and NGOs in collaboration with the European Commission have drawn up a so-called "Code of Conduct" towards sustainable food systems. The overall objective is to tackle challenges such as climate change, environmental degradation, biodiversity loss and malnutrition.
"Code of conduct on Responsible Food Business and Marketing Practices" contains seven aspirational objectives, where companies that sign must agree to at least one objective. Danish Crown have committed to the objective "A Climate Neutral Food Chain in Europe by 2050". Within this objective companies commit themselves to significantly reducing the company’s climate impact.
With Danish Crown's sustainability strategy, the company will also make a positive contribution to several of the other objectives in the code of conduct, but it’s the requirements in “A Climate Neutral Food Chain in Europe by 2050” Danish Crown will report on and be measured against.
When Danish Crown presented a new group strategy for the next five years on June 8th, it was with a strong focus on sustainability. In our new five-year strategy, we expect to invest approx. 15 billion Dkr in the overall supply chain including in sustainability and innovation, while maintaining a sustainable level of production of Danish pigs at the current level of 10-13 million