Examples of interaction
1. HKScan was one of the main partners of the Central Union of Agricultural Producers and Forest Owners (MTK) during its 100th anniversary, under the theme “100 Years of Growth” (link in Finnish).
2. In Finland, HKScan has made nutrition commitments in the Commitment 2050 initiative, which promotes sustainable development (link in Finnish). HKScan's commitments guide product development in various categories.
3. HKScan and MTK invited pupils to visit a suckler cow farm in Finland.
4. In Finland we participated in SuomiAreena in cooperation with MTK, the Central Union of Agricultural Producers and Forest Owners. We also had a joint activitiy with meat industry communications group.
5. In Sweden, HKScan participated in Almedalen week (link in Swedish). The annual one-week event is organised in Gotland, focusing on political and social topics. The event is organised by the Swedish parliamentary groups. In 2017, HKScan organised a seminar under the theme “Meat is the future – The joy and sustainability of eating”.
6. In Sweden, HKScan participated in the Haga Initiative, which is a network of companies cooperating to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the business sector. The network seeks to address the climate issue by showing that corporate climate strategies create business advantages and improve profitability.
7. In Sweden, HKScan is developing piggeries of the future (link in Swedish) in cooperation with Abetong.
8. Veterinary students (link in Finnish) learned about chicken production in Finland. They visited the Rekikoski chicken farm and the HKScan slaughterhouse in Rauma in November.
9. HKScan participates in the Power Manure (link in Finnish) project in Finland to make more effective use of poultry manure.
10. National Resources Institute of Finland (Luke) and HKScan are carrying out research into replacing salt with food industry by-products (link in Finnish).
11. HKScan participates in a project studying opportunities to make use of insects in the Finnish food chain (link in Finnish).
12. A group of students from Aalto University and the University of Helsinki participated in a project to create ideas for future trends in food development in Finland.
13. In Sweden, HKScan is a member of the Soy Dialogue. Established in 2014, the Dialogue is an industry-wide initiative where members voluntarily contribute to the development of and increased demand for responsible soy production. The members consist of Swedish feed companies, food producers, associations and trading companies throughout the value chain. It is the members' responsibility that soy is certified by a credible standard or that the volume is covered by certificates that meet the criteria. In Finland, HKScan is a member of the Soy Pledge.
14. In Sweden, HKScan is a member of the Sustainable Food Chain, a network of 14 food companies and retailers. Together with WWF Sweden, the initiative was established in 2015 to address the large sustainability challenges in the value chain and to inspire sustainable solutions and ambitious goals. The goal of the Sustainable Food Chain is to significantly contribute to more sustainable food production and consumption in the Swedish food chain by 2030.