February 23, 2021

HKScan sausage's packaging reduces impact on climate by 70%



The packaging of HKScan's Falukorv 800g sausage has its impact on the climate now reduced by 70% - the equivalent of 207 tonnes of CO2per year - according to the Finnish food company.


The new packaging comprises 100% renewable material - mostly paper originating from Nordic forests and bio-based renewable plastic on the inside - and marks a step on HKScan's journey toward its long-term climate target: achieve carbon neutrality throughout the farm-to-consumer value chain by the end of 2040 at the latest.


The packaging has been in store since the beginning of January. As a result, HKScan has used approximately 22 tonnes less plastic per year.


Every year, HKScan produces approximately 8,000,000 Falukorv sausages for Swedish households.


"Falukorv is by far our best seller and is a much cherished classic. Being able to offer packaging that has a lower climate impact for this product makes a real difference due to its high production and sales volumes. This represents an important step on our journey toward achieving our climate targets for 2040," said Robert Lundgren, acting vice president of marketing and categories at HKScan Sweden.


- HKScan