Baking for a better climate

As a global bakery company, Lantmännen Unibake has a special responsibility to contribute to a more sustainable food system. Food production and consumption account for approximately one third of global greenhouse gas emissions. Our main ambition is to reach net-zero GHG emissions across our value chain by 2050 with subsidiary goals in 2027 and 2030. That means big changes in our operations.

Committing to Science Based Targets initiatives

In 2021, we committed to the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). In July 2023, the SBTi approved our submission. Today, sustainability is incorporated into our business strategy and our SBT’s are part of the overarching business ambition in Lantmännen Unibake.

STBI-goals

By 2027

  • 72% of suppliers-by-emissions, covering purchased goods and services, upstream transportation & distribution, and business travel will have science-based targets

By 2030

  • Reduce absolute Scope 1 & 2 GHG emissions by 50% from a 2019 baseline
  • Reduce absolute Scope 3 GHG emissions by 30% from a 2019 baseline

By 2050

  • Reach net-zero GHG emissions across the value chain
  • Reduce absolute Scope 1 & 2 GHG emissions by 90% from a 2019 baseline*
  • Reduce absolute Scope 3 GHG emissions by 90% from a 2019 baselin

* The target boundary includes biogenic land-related emissions and removals from bioenergy feedstocks.

 

Scope 1, 2, 3 - what is it?

  • Scope 1: Emissions controlled through our own operations
  • Scope 2: Emissions caused from the energy consumption. We consume the energy, but CO2 is generated elsewhere
  • Scope 3: Emissions linked to our business activities, but not in our direct control. However, we can influence for example raw material production, transport, business travel etc.

Lantmännen Unibake has an annual footprint of approximately 800,000 tons CO2e. Of these total emissions, 89% derive from Scope 3 – emissions we do not control. For example, the sourcing of flour is the biggest emission contributor (23%) of all our raw materials due to the volume. As part of the Lantmännen corporative, Unibake has direct access to eco-friendly flour that helps us reduce the carbon footprint in our bakeries.

Raw materials

Sustainable raw materials are the foundation of our sustainable bakery products. They must comply to strict food quality specifications and meet all regulatory requirements.

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Grain & flour

We source grain and flour according to specified criteria to fit our baking processes. We know the origin of our grain, and our colleagues in the Lantmännen Group have gained strong experience with climate-friendly methods of producing flour.

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Energy & efficiency

We are transitioning towards a fossil free production in our bakeries. At the same time, we are optimizing our processes and equipment to reduce our energy consumption in the bakeries.

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Transportation & warehouses

With 36 bakeries in 21 countries smart logistics can save a lot of kilometres, fuel and electricity.

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Packaging

Business travel & commuting

Assets & services

What are we doing on climate

Lantmännen Unibake is running programs and launching projects that show our commitment to cut emissions across our operations.