Danish crown reduces CO2 emission per pig
Climate has been on Danish Crown's environmental
agenda for many years. A new climate change strategy means that the group is
obliged to continue the work for reduction of emission of greenhouse gasses in
the production, says Charlotte Thy, Environmental Manager.
Through specific projects we managed to reduce the
group's CO2 emission by 29% per pig since 1988. Among other things optimising
cooling equipment and heat recovery have contributed to reduce the heating and
electricity consumption and in this way the CO2 emission.
fact that we are continuously being met with increasing demands from
veterinarians towards using more hot water and cooling in connection with food
safety. It requires a focused effort to continue reduction of the energy
consumption, says Thy.
All production locations of Danish Crown have
water and energy groups working on projects for reduction of consumption.
Furthermore each production location has had an energy consumption budget for
more than 20 years which the site managers are being held responsible for. The
various locations' water and energy groups are working together on these
projects and in this way sharing experiences between factories making
optimisations all over the country.
Danish Crown's long-time experience
in this area means that the company's focus on climate and environment is also
an evidence of financial responsibility.
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