Our responsibility

At Scandi Standard we have unique conditions for taking responsibility for the entire chain from rearing to ready food and we work continuously with development and improvements. Responsibility is greatest for the parts of the activity for which we have direct control and can steer. 

Sustainable development is one of the business cornerstones and a basis for its strategic direction.
We will offer chicken products that are responsibly produced.

Scandi Standard takes responsibility for:

  • optimizing energy consumption and handling of raw materials
  • creating a safe working environment 
  • promoting diversity and utilizing employees’ skills 
  • ensuring good animal welfare 
  • using the services of responsible suppliers.

 

Efforts in the areas of sustainable development and longterm profitability include both risk management and responsibility, as well as proactive development of sustainable business. It is Scandinavian Standard’s view that the sustainability perspective should be well integrated into the organization’s governing processes and closely linked to the business operations.

Scandi Standard Sustainable Soy Commitment
Scandi Standard and its operating companies commit to ensure that by 2020 our soy supply chains* are:

  • Deforestation-free
  • Not allowing conversion of natural habitats
  • Protecting high conservation values (as per HCV Resource Network definition)
  • 100% of supply is certified through a credible certification scheme based on transparency, multi-stakeholder governance, 3rd party verification and with rigorous production standards that includes environmental and social criteria – such as RTRS or ProTerra.
  • Three out of four group companies – Kronfågel in Sweden, Den Stolte Hane in Norway and Kronfågel Oy in Finland – already fully comply with the sustainable soy commitment. As a group we will reach our target by the following time bound action plan specified by operating companies and countries:

Group Company

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

Kronfågel Ab (SE)

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

Den Stolte Hane AS (NO)

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

Danpo A/S (DK)

3%

3%

30%

60%

100%

Kronfågel Oy (FI)

0%

100%

100%

100%

100%

  • Scandi Standard group companies constantly and carefully listen to customer requirements in its respective markets, and acts accordingly.

*To include all soy purchased directly and soy that is embedded within animal products/components of products for both own brand and third party brand products.

Code of Conduct
Implementation of Scandinavian Standard’s Code of Conduct throughout the organization plays a crucial role in the sustainability program. The Code contains general guidelines to ensure a good work environment and social conditions, good business ethics and environmental responsibility. All employees undergo training in the Code of Conduct.

Code of Conduct (pdf)

Certifications
The Group’s chicken operations are certified under the extensive BRC standard. The certification, which is carried out by Sai Global, covers everything from HACCP systems, quality management and factory requirements to production control processes and human resources. HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) systems are used to monitor the entire value chain.

High levels of regulations and strict controls
From a European perspective, the Scandinavian countries exhibit high levels of regulations and strict controls. The main differences are the very limited use of antibiotics, made possible by strict and frequent disease controls, and very strict animal welfare regulations stipulating for example density in animal flocks, feeding and drinking water systems, climate and air quality etc. Additionally the markets are all free of salmonella.

Did you know that:

  • In Scandinavia we have among the strictest animal protection rules in the world. Animals reared here have, in the vast majority of cases, considerably better conditions than the rest of Europe and the world and the differences in animal protection are considerable*.
  • Transportation from the farm to the slaughterhouse is strictly controlled.
  • There are obligatory salmonella checks at several stages before the product reaches the shops.
  • There is always a vet from a state authority present when slaughtering is undertaken with the aim of ensuring that feed and foodstuffs legislation are observed as well as the provisions regarding animal health and animal protection.

*source: the Swedish Board of Agriculture