Climate impacts

Apetit Group’s most significant climate impacts related to its own operations arise from the production of the energy it uses. Energy is used especially in production, product processing and freezing. The most significant indirect impacts arise from the raw materials acquired. As the majority of raw materials used by Apetit are plant-based, the most significant emissions in the Group’s value chain come from cultivation.

Put together, Apetit’s direct (Scope 1) emissions, or so-called stack discharges, and indirect emissions from the generation of purchased energy (Scope 2) account only for around 3 per cent of the Group’s total emissions. A significant proportion, around 97 per cent, of Apetit’s emissions is generated in different parts of the value chain (Scope 3).

The most significant emission categories in the value chain are purchased products and services (90 per cent of all emissions), from the use of sold products, including the computational food waste impact (2.9%) and downstream and upstream transport-related emissions (2.3 per cent). 

Reduction of climate impacts

The most essential ways in which Apetit can influence the Group’s own direct emissions are the use of renewable energy solutions and the improvement of energy efficiency. In indirect emissions, Apetit’s influencing opportunities can be found especially in the development of cultivation methods and harvest levels.

The Kantvik bioenergy plant, commissioned in late 2021 has significantly reduced the Group’s CO2 emissions. Milling rapeseed to produce vegetable oil is one of the Group’s most energy consuming processes. All Apetit Group production facilities also use electricity produced with wind power. The commissioning of the bioenergy plant has increased the share of renewable energy to 76 per cent of the total energy consumption of Apetit Group.

Apetit carries out continuous development work in cooperation with Finnish farmers to reduce the climate impacts of primary production. Apetit is involved in field vegetable research cooperation at its Räpi experimental farm as well as in oilseed plant research cooperation, which aims at raising harvest levels by promoting the best cultivation practices.