Lantmännen is an agricultural cooperative and Northern Europe’s leader in agriculture, machinery, bioenergy and food products.
Unibake has an annual footprint of 800,000 tons CO2e.
It’s interesting that 89% of these total emissions derive from scope 3 - emissions that we do not control - and that the raw materials we use in our products (flour, seeds, butter, palm oil, vegetable oils, eggs and so forth) count for no less than 62% of those emissions.
Of this, flour alone stands for 23% - a footprint that is hard for us to change because it starts outside of our business – in the field. Over the past years our good colleagues in Lantmännen have gained strong experience with climate friendlier solutions which provide us with a unique opportunity to influence the flour footprint in our bakeries.
This is an example of how we strongly benefit from the Field to Fork value chain that we are part of.
Our Climate Commitments
Unibake’s has set its climate ambition to become CO2e Net Zero no later than by 2050
These are the targets we pursue to get there:
- Reduce absolute Scope 1 & 2 emissions by 50% (base year: 2019)
- Suppliers causing 2/3 of our Scope 3 emission are committed to SBT EO 2027
- 30% Scope 3 emission reduction with a 67% coverage (base year: 2019)
Committing to net zero
As a global bakery company and the largest food producing company of the Lantmännen agricultural cooperative, Unibake has a specific responsibility to act – and with food production and consumption accounting for approximately one third of global greenhouse gas emissions we must work hard to reduce our footprint.
Science based targets
Achieving net zero emissions will involve big changes and it can be very challenging to calculate, address, and reduce the emissions that occur throughout the value chain. However, science-based targets are undeniably good for the planet - and in Unibake we believe that they are good for business, too.