Climate change, resulting in global warming, is creating challenges for the sustainability of European pork production. Recognising this and understanding the challenges, European pork producers have pledged to take the lead in finding sustainable solutions for producing meat in a greener and more sustainable way.
Sustainability in Denmark
Sustainability implies taking into consideration the entire value chain, from farm to fork and from livestock feed to consumer.
In Denmark, the sustainability strategy is based on the UN Sustainable Development Goals and builds on the key areas where Danish pork producers have the greatest influence on the value chain, whether positive or negative. They identify and assess these areas every year to ensure they are focused on the right opportunities and challenges. They then set sustainable goals in a number of areas, such as strategy and business development, where they can see a positive difference for farmers, customers and surroundings.
Positive figures for the future
In 2019, Danish pork producers achieved the outstanding result of having 90% of all their pigs come from farms with a sustainability certificate. Their next objective is to lower their climate impact by 2030 and be completely climate neutral by 2050.
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