Goals and improvements

GOALS IMPROVEMENTS in the long term
Economic responsibility
  • Achievement of financial targets for HKScan and its stakeholders
  • Investments, production management and employment security
  • Significant direct and indirect tax footprint
  • Improved sourcing of production animals, materials and services
  • Improved profitability, cash flow and productivity of primary production
  • Strong balance sheet and improved net gearing
  • New poultry production plant investment in Rauma, Finland
  • Progress of cross-border primary production collaboration groups targeting systematic improvement of best practices and economic performance
  • Ongoing work to provide producer services supporting primary producers’ competitiveness
Social responsibility
Responsible products
  • Continuous improvement of Food safety and quality systems (ISO/FSSC 22000, BRC, IFS, ISO 9001)
  • Control of microbiological, chemical and physical risks, maintenance and control of salmonella-free status
  • Production of safe, tasty and nutritionally balanced products
  • Brand promises of selected brands: only domestic meat used
  • Traceability from farm to fork: HKScan’s own farms and contract producers, imported meat originating from audited slaughterhouses
  • Clear and transparent product information
  • All production plants are third-party certified according to international food safety management standards
  • First harmonized Group-wide food safety guidelines
  • HKScan’s meat supplier approval process in use
  • Wide assortment of products supporting cardiac health: “Sydänmerkki” (Heart label) products in Finland and “Nyckelhål” ( Key hole) products in Sweden
  • Combined products with vegetables and meat
  • Special concepts: rapeseed-fed pork (Rypsiporsas® in Finland, Rapsgris® in Sweden, Omega-3 pork for export), corn-fed chicken (Majs Plus kylling in Denmark) and organic products throughout the Group
  • Iodized salt in use from the beginning of 2016 (Finland)
  • Continuous reduction of salt, phosphate, nitrite
  • HK®, Kariniemen®, Scan®: meat of domestic origin
  • Meat raw material from HKScan’s home market (contract producers or own farms)
  • Continuous improvement and harmonization of employee wellbeing and workplace safety processes
  • Promotion of equality and diversity
  • Competence development
  • Lost time incident rate down by nearly 18 per cent from 2015
  • Performance Dialogue rate improved significantly especially among blue collar employees
  • Group-wide Employee Engagement Survey conducted with improved response rate of 83.9 per cent
  • Common Group-wide people master data solution project started and on-going
  • HKScan Leadership Academy programme 2 deployed
Responsible supply chain
  • Primary production based on long-term contract production or on HKScan’s own farms
  • Extended supplier and subcontractor evaluation and assessment process
  • All meat-supplying slaughterhouses are audited; meat sourced only from audited slaughterhouses
  • Management of ethical risks
  • Collaboration and advising services provided to contract producers
  • Group-wide supplier and sub-contractor evaluation and approval process update
  • All sub-contractors and meat suppliers evaluated and audited
  • All meat sourcing only from audited meat slaughterhouses
  • HKScan Group's Supplier Guidelines
  • Evaluation of suppliers from CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) perspective ongoing
  • Development of national plans for responsible soy, high scores in WWF soy scorecard
  • Mapping of palm oil content in food products
  • Membership in the Roundtable on Responsible Soy (RTRS) and responsible soy commitment
  • Membership in the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)
Animal health and welfare
  • Common indicators and measures in use, as well as sharing of best practices across the Group
  • Retain very low usage of antibiotics and other medication, which is to be subject to continuous monitoring and strict control
  • Proactive assessment and management of animal disease risks
  • Animal health and welfare improvements throughout the value chain
  • Ensuring compliance in our own operations through audits of animal welfare in slaughtering operations
  • Raised employee skills in low stress animal handling
  • Investment in slaughterhouses: improved animal welfare
  • Video surveillance installation in slaughterhouses in Finland and Estonia
  • Use of antibiotics in primary production registered and controlled
  • Cross-border collaboration to assess and mitigate risks related to animal diseases at HKScan’s home markets
  • African swine fever (ASF) risk management in Estonia
  • ASF not detected in Finland and Sweden
  • Improved energy efficiency  (reducing energy usage by 10 per cent in relation to net sales from 2014 to 2017) and reduction of GHG emissions
  • Reduced water use, wastewater effluents levels always below environmental permit levels
  • Improved waste management and recycling
  • Reduction of wastage in production and food waste through packaging solutions
  • Efficient use of raw materials by using the whole carcass
  • Reduced and fully controlled use of chemicals
  • Assess environmental impact in animal supply chain
  • Energy efficiency project: energy efficiency decreased 1.2 per cent in 2014-2016 in relation to net sales, energy reviews, improved measuring, efficiency investments and increased use of renewable energy
  • GHG emission disclosure (GHG protocol, Scope 1 and 2) 53 per cent reduction since 2014
  • Reduced water use by 13 per cent 2012–2016
  • Wastewater effluent treatment was relatively stable and improved compared to 2015
  • New measurement of waste disposal method and improved recycling, more material to biogas
  • Production-related wastage reduction through process improvements, and food waste reduction by packaging solutions and the Social Supermarket in Sweden
  • Further optimized utilization of by-products and biomass (in the Biotech business line)
  • Improved risk management of chemicals
  • Environmental communication to contract producers
  • Environmental prize to primary producer in Sweden