Together with our partners in the value chain we will cut the carbon intensity -50% by 2030. We are aiming at becoming carbon neutral by 2050.
Greenhouse gas emissions
When counting our carbon footprint, we take the whole value chain into account. We have assessed our carbon footprint of the whole supply chain according to GHG Protocol.
The largest share of emissions is caused by the use of electricity. In addition the indirect emissions come from horticulture peat. We have set forth in developing our strategy to reduce our emissions in the value chain.
We are taking actions:
- As part of our Green Factory concept we have decided to move towards renewable electricity for all our operations in 2025, which will reduce our own footprint significantly.
- During 2022 we are conducting several evaluations for replacing oil heating with ground source heat or geothermal heat in Finland and Estonia factories.
- In order to improve our logistical emissions we are focusing on local sourcing of materials and setting minimum thresholds on amounts to be shipped.
- We challenge peat suppliers to look for ways to reduce the emissions during excavation and after use; for example using a mass transfer method in peat harvesting. Peat is currently a vital material for the growing media industry and it is the most safe, versatile, effective and clean material for growing. And if not for its carbon footprint it would be the most environmentally friendly too.
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