1. In Finland, HKScan only uses electricity generated using renewable sources. In 2016, the company switched exclusively to renewable electricity at all of its Finnish production plants and offices. In addition to renewable electricity, much of the district heating used in Finland is produced by renewable energy sources. The company continued its work on reducing its carbon dioxide emissions.
2. At the new Rauma plant, heavy and light fuel oil has been replaced with liquid petroleum gas (LPG) and district heating. Over 90 per cent of the district heating used is produced with renewable energy sources.
3. HKScan’s production plants in Finland switched to liquefied gas and LPG for running equipment, in place of heavy fuel oil. Among the benefits of this change are reduced emissions. This is a step towards making a switch in the future to biogas made from renewable sources.
4. In Sweden, the Linköping plant became part of the municipality’s Linköpings Initiativet. This is a cooperative effort the city’s largest electricity consumers to support the municipality by lowering its carbon dioxide emissions to zero by 2025.
5. HKScan is a member of the Haga Initiative climate change programme in Sweden, and participates actively in the activities of the network.
6. HKScan decided to invest in biogas at the Kristianstad production plant in Sweden. This will make it possible to lower emissions by 3,200 tonnes per year compared to the emissions from liquefied natural gas. This is a reduction of 83 per cent.
7. At the Halmstad cold-smoking plant in Sweden, a project has been launched with the aim of significantly reducing the consumption of natural gas. The new system will come into operation in the second half of 2018.
8. At the Skara plant, the replacement of diesel forklifts with electric trucks is being tested.