1. In Finland HKScan was part of the Ham Trick campaign, the aim of which was to recycle the dripping from 100 000 Christmas hams for refining into renewable diesel. Over 145 000 households participated, way above the target. The amount of ham fat collected, around 44 000 kg, was almost four times the amount collected in 2016. The amount of diesel produced as a result of the 2017 campaign would fuel 14 car trips around the globe. Renewable diesel reduces the amount of greenhouse gas emissions during the fuel life cycle by as much as 90 per cent compared to conventional, fossil diesel. The revenue from the Ham Trick campaign, EUR 25 000, was donated to support low-income families. The joint project was created on the initiative of the Chemical Industry Federation of Finland in 2016.
2. In Finland HKScan participated in the Consumers’ Union of Finland’s annual Hävikkiviikko (“Wastage Week”) campaign against food waste by giving consumers tips to reduce food waste. The goal of the Hävikkiviikko campaign, held every autumn, is to promote greater efficiency in all parts of the food production chain, and to increase people’s appreciation of food.
3. The efficiency of the new poultry slaughter line in the Rauma plant enables the bird carcasses to be used efficiently, thereby reducing the number of side streams that are generated.
4. At the production facility in Poland, production losses have been reduced, and the amount of food wastage has been reduced with new packaging solutions.