A collective climate fight
Most recently, the Danish retail chain Coop has announced that their largest suppliers must join SBTi by 2025, just like Dansih Salling Group demands that their suppliers develop a plan to comply with the UN Paris Agreement by 2027. Dorthe Maagaard welcomes this announcement as part of a collective climate fight.
– Right now, there are only around 100 Danish companies that have had their goals validated by SBTi, of which we are the only Danish-owned coffee supplier. Several of our customers have already started demanding SBTi membership, so we are naturally pleased to be one of the frontrunners supporting the collective task of protecting the climate and the oppotunities of future generations.
Therefore, we need to off on the right foot, she says, and BKI foods has thus already initiated several initiatives to achieve their goals. Most recently, BKI has invested in the installation of 3.500 square meters of solar panels on their production buildings in Højbjerg, Aarhus.
– Our new solar panel system will produce approximately one-third of all of our electricity in the future, thus saving about 100 tons of CO2 anually. It is a step in the right direction, but to reach our goal, we must become even better at roasting our coffee smartly over the next seven years, and we must seize every opportunity to act more responsibly in our daily lives, Maagard explains.