Certified climate declarations on feed
As the first agricultural company in Denmark, DLG will have a verified CO2 labelling of compound feed for pigs, cattle and poultry.
DLG is the first agricultural company in Denmark to have a verified CO2 labelling of its products within pigs, cattle and poultry, namely the ISO-9001 certification.
This means that every step, from the raw materials being grown till the feed is in the trough, has been reviewed, and that is good for both owners and customers.
Camilla Blicher Simonsen, Deputy Executive Vice President for Sales and Customer Relations at DLG, says:
“In less than 30 years, our business must be climate-neutral. That is why it is essential that we act on concrete initiatives. Climate labelling of our products so that customers can clearly see the effect of a given feed mixture on the climate is an example of this. The certificate marks our climate declarations, which we have, with great success, used since 2019.”
A useful tool for farmers
With the certificate, farmers can keep track of the climate values of the compound feed, which they can use in the climate calculations at property level. It not only gives the farmers a solid foundation for the calculation, but also a greater transparency in relation to the purchased product.
“It is a seal of quality for how we do things in DLG, and we must build on that. We must be able to offer customers the best feed mixtures with the lowest possible climate footprint,” says Troels Møller Olesen, Director of Livestock Expertise at DLG.
It is DLG’s hope to have some common Danish and European standards in the further. Thus having and using the same methods and principles for calculations of the climate footprint, so that the figures are based on the same data.
“It is important that we get some clear guidelines for how we calculate the climate footprint of a given product. 10 companies do not have to count in 10 different ways. A common position must make it easier for farmers to calculate their climate footprint and at the same time understand how the figures are screwed together – this can greatly benefit all parties in the food cluster,” says Troels Møller Olesen.
DLG uses the European guidelines and principles, PEFCR and the GFLI database, for the calculation of the products’ CO2 emissions.
Source: DLG (in Danish)