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Fazer's approach to energy and climate

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Fazer is committed to the science-based emission reductions actions (Science Based Targets initiative, SBTi) to mitigate climate change. We aim to cut our direct and indirect emissions by 42% by 2030 and improve our energy efficiency.

Food production emits more than 30% of global greenhouse gases (United Nations Environment Programme). The food industry must act now to secure future access to critical natural resources and energy.  

For our part, the production use of energy, organic waste and transport together make the most impact on the climate. Our most important objective is, therefore, to switch to fossil-free energy sources and to improve energy efficiency, decreasing production waste, and optimising materials and water use.  

Fazer follows the guidance of the Greenhouse Gas Protocol to classify and calculate emission and of the Global Reporting Initiative to report emission reductions. 

Fazer also participates in Finland’s Energy Efficiency Agreement scheme. These voluntary agreements with the Finnish government are meant to guide companies to improve their energy efficiency. Helping the Finnish government to achieve its energy and climate strategy in this way, is significant as greater energy efficiency reduce carbon dioxide emissions mitigating climate change. 

In Sweden, Fazer has committed to industry initiatives, the Fossil-free Sweden, and the Fossil-free Transportation initiative. 

Our strategy will get us there 

Fazer’s energy strategy consists of sustainable decisions, measurable goals, and continuous improvement. The energy strategy helps reach Fazer’s science-based emission reduction targets by 2030 from 2020 levels. Besides promoting energy efficiency, Fazer aims to use more renewable energy. 

Moving to renewable energy 

Already today, 86% of our electricity come from renewable energy sources. Fazer purchases green renewable electricity from non-fossil fuel sources in Finland, Sweden, Latvia, and Lithuania. We plan to use more renewable energy in our production, make our transportation fossil-free, and switch from natural gas to biogas, which will decrease energy production emissions remarkably. 

Efforts towards energy efficiency and reduced climate impact 

At Fazer, efforts to improve energy efficiency include developing the existing production facilities and processes, investing in energy-efficient solutions, and decreasing production waste. For example, we are: 

  • Investing in automated systems to improve ventilation and air conditioning controlling
  • Investing in heat recovery in our factories 
  • Replacing old equipment with energy-efficient alternatives 

Reducing food’s climate impact 

Fazer focuses on reducing food loss and the climate impact in all its operations. Here sustainable food production makes a difference. Producing plant-based food strains less, for example, the environment than meat or dairy products. That is why Fazer wants more plant-based products in its offering. 

We measure our energy and follow our carbon footprint. Energy mappings (snapshots of energy uses and sources) are found in Fazer’s operating countries within the EU, following the EU energy efficiency directive.