We want to work with our suppliers of slaughter animals to support modern agricultural production going hand in hand with nature. by growing and producing more effectively in the areas, where doing so is sustainable while releasing marginal lands back to nature.
That is why we developed a new biodiversity approach with the ambition to grow and produce more effectively in the areas, where this can be done more sustainably, so we can leave more productive marginal areas to nature. As such, the approach focuses on both arable land and nature with no or limited human impact. We begin in Denmark where our cooperative owners hold about one third of the agricultural land and thus have a unique opportunity to make an impact.
Five initiatives helping biodiversity at the farms
- Preserve and secure sheltered fences, old trees, heather, game sheds and pastures which are habitats for beetles and insects.
- Minimise the use of de-wormers for cattle grazing on natural areas to increase the population of beetles and flies in cow dungs.
- Increase cattle grazing of natural areas which supports the natural animal and plant life on and around the field.
- Establish buffer zones along protected areas and vulnerable habitats.
- Compensate for environmental impact by buying or renting land for nature conservation instead of extracting quality farmland.
Read more about biodiversity in our Sustainability report