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Review of the sustainability goals and emission reduction targets in the food value chain in Norway


This report reviews the sustainability goals of the main food chain actors in the different food sectors in Norway. The food sectors are dairy, meat, seafood, fruits and vegetables and beverages. The production volumes and emissions within these sectors have been reviewed based on existing literature and information provided by the companies. The different initiatives and measures to reduce direct emissions, indirect emissions, and energy consumption are highlighted in this report. Key areas for emission reduction are identified in this report based on the current initiatives and ongoing R&D in the different food sectors. Lastly, the report also discusses the goals and emission reduction targets set by the industry towards 2030 and 2050 and the need for collaboration across all sectors.
• The main actors in the food industry explored in this report (dairy, meat, seafood, fruits and vegetables and beverages) all agree that the emissions from the industry should be reduced according to the Paris Agreement. That is to reduce their emissions by 2030 and be climate neutral by 2050. Some parts of the food industry have less emission intensive production and have set themselves goals to be climate neutral before 2050.
• Most companies have sustainability reports available on their website, they are however seldom very detailed.
• Although most companies set goals to reduce their GHG emission, they do not go public on how they will achieve their goals.




  • Research Council of Norway (RCN) / 257632
  • EC/H2020 / 101036588




  • SINTEF Ocean / Fisheries and New Biomarine Industry
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  • SINTEF Ocean / Climate and Environment





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