Reporting principles

This is HKScan’s first corporate responsibility (CR) report that has been prepared in line with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) framework. The report has been prepared in accordance with the GRI SRS Core level. The reporting period is 1 January to 31 December 2017. In the future, the company will prepare a CR report in line with the GRI Standards annually.

The corporate responsibility report provides information on HKScan’s operations in Finland, Sweden, Denmark and the Baltics. The company reports on its responsibility based on the results of a materiality analysis, in terms of economic responsibility, social responsibility, environmental responsibility and animal health and welfare. Corporate responsibility themes are discussed in section Corporate Responsibility at HKScan. As a rule, HKScan’s CR report covers all of its operations across the Group. 

The work to create consistent indicators for corporate responsibility is still in progress, due to challenges arising from national differences between market areas. The indicators to be included in the CR report will be developed further, and their number will increase in the future.

Corporate governance is discussed in the annual report. This report has not been independently verified. It is published in Finnish and English as part of HKScan’s online annual report.

More information about CR reporting at HKScan is available from