Skånemejerier has mapped the climate footprint at the farms

The average climate footprint per kilo of milk delivered in Sweden is 1 kg CO2e, which is 60 percent smaller than the global one. This is stated in Skånemejerier’s sustainability report for 2021.

On May the 12th, Skånemejerier presented its sustainability report for 2021. It contains various initiatives on how the dairy works to reduce its climate impact at all levels.

To map and accelerate the work of reducing the climate impact at farm level, Skånemejerier has collected data from 99 percent of its milk suppliers. The analyzed data show:

That the average climate footprint per kilo of delivered milk is 1 kg CO2e (carbon dioxide equivalents), which is in line with the average in Sweden, and about 60 percent less than the global average.

That the single largest climate impact at farm level, on average 43 percent of the climate footprint, comes from the emissions of methane that are formed in a biological process when the cows ruminate. Six percent of emissions at farm level come from agricultural machinery and boilers mainly using fossil fuels.

– We are close to our goal of being completely fossil-free in our production and our domestic transports. By mapping the climate footprint at farm level, we have a good starting point for working further with our suppliers and reducing our climate footprint throughout the value chain, Anette Gregow, Communications and Sustainability Director, says.

Read the full press release HERE