Towards sustainable growth – by respecting natural resources - S Group
Towards sustainable growth – by respecting natural resources

Towards sustainable growth – by respecting natural resources

We consider the nature and climate in our choices. Our decisions help preserve different living environments and species. In 2025, we will remove more carbon from the atmosphere than we produce. We are moving towards halving the amount of food waste, and we promote the circular economy.


We aim to achieve carbon negativity in our own operations by the end of 2025.

How we proceed to carbon negativity:

  • First, we gain control of our emissions: we are seeking to reduce emissions from our own operations by 90% from the level of 2015 by the end of 2030.
  • We will only use electricity from renewable energy sources by the end of 2030.
  • We invest in energy efficiency in many ways: we renew our refrigeration equipment, optimise lighting, use waste heat, and promote the production of renewable energy with new solar panels, for example.
  • We compensate for the remaining emissions by removing carbon dioxide.

Climate work

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Circular economy

We promote the efficient use of raw materials and resources in line with the principles of the circular economy in many ways, focusing on recycling waste, waste management and solutions for consumers. We are continuously identifying new operating models related to the circular economy in order to recycle valuable raw materials and resources even more efficiently and for longer than before.

Food waste 2

  • We participate in the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment that seeks to reduce the unnecessary use of plastic, develop reusable packaging and increase the efficiency of recycling.
  • We participate in the national plastic bag commitment that seeks to reduce the use of plastic bags. The goal is for every Finn to use no more than 40 plastic bags per year by the end of 2025.
  • We also participate in the material efficiency commitment for the food industry that seeks to reduce the environmental impacts of food production, distribution and consumption.
  • Our plastics policy provides a framework for the use of plastic and its reduction in our own operations.
  • We will recycle 80% of our waste as materials or new products by the end of 2025.
  • The goal is that food wastage is halved by the end of 2030.

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Climate change is one of the greatest threats to biodiversity, and at the same time, the accelerating loss of diversity is also making climate change worse. The extinction of species also poses a risk for the availability of raw materials.

Biodiversity and preventing the extinction of species also have central roles in our climate work.

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