Carbon footprint for the starch value chain

Indirect emissions from potato cultivation (including production of input products), production of process chemicals, packaging, and transports represents 86% of our total carbon footprint (see above), but these are also more difficult for us to affect than the direct emissions from our production.

We have set a target of reducing Scope 3 GHG emissions by 20% for the period 2017-2025. This means that we need to streamline resource use, but also to support our suppliers’ and transporters’ climate work. Above all, this applies to potato cultivation, where we see that emissions from fertilization and field work need to be reduced.

Our Scope 3 carbon footprint has increased somewhat in 2022, partly due to increased air transport following major challenges in the transport system over the previous year.