Responsibility is a lifelong commitment

We process a great share of the by-products generated in Finnish meat industry. Thanks to our resource-wise circular economic concept, 100 % of the organic materials we receive can be utilized and put back in use safely and as energy-efficiently as possible. Responsibility is the carrying power of our operations, and we are committed to promote the same sustainable model also in developing countries.

The growing meat industry needs more responsible actors all over the world, and we want to promote the responsible treatment of by-products globally.

Safe products are a prerequisite for customer satisfaction

Our main task is to supply our customers with high-quality products that are demonstrably 100% pure and safe. It is a prerequisite for our operations and our strongest competitive advantage globally, and we want to ensure that our company has the highest possible expertise to produce products that meet quality standards. Investments in staff competences, quality thinking, error prevention and interaction with customers are an important part of the group’s quality policy.

Circular economy enables a cleaner living environment

Our circular economy concept combines responsible nutrient cycling aspects with the principles of agroecology and technological innovations. The utilization rate of animal by-products in our production is 100%. Our processes are based on the bio circular economy that maximizes the efficiency of recycling materials and aims to eliminate food production waste.

We recover non-used resources and enable their reuse by transforming various sidestreams into industrial products. The condensation heat generated by the production process is utilized for heating the process and garden facilities within the Kirkkokallio industrial ecosystem. Honkajoki Oy’s wastewater treatment plant is processing the company’s process and condensation water as well as the wastewater produced by Lihajaloste Korpela Oy. After treatment, the purified water is directed to the Karvianjoki river. The treatment plant’s removal efficiency for organic matter and nitrogen is first class on the national level.

At our Kirkkokallio unit in Honkajoki, we have already achieved a level where all materials received to the plant are transformed into commercial products. No organic waste is produced from the process. This achievement is outstanding even at the international level. Our side stream treatment and nutrient recovery process is one of the most energy-efficient and cleanest processing method for animal by-products in the world.

High standards and ethics lead our operations

Our operations are guided by a number of national and international authorities. All ingredients are processed in accordance to EU’s legislation on animal by-products. When working abroad, we work closely with local authorities. Trustworthiness, honesty and responsibility guide all our daily operations and we adhere to the highest ethical approaches in our business even when applicable regulations may require less.

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Sustainability report 2020

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Sustainability report 2019

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Sustainability report 2018

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Sustainability report 2017

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