Getting Sustainability Right

SUSTAINABILITY

We support the Scandi Standard vision of “Better Chicken for a Better Life” in everything we do – because it’s what’s right.

BARKING UP THE RIGHT TREE

We’ve spruced things up at our feed mill by planting one…two…42,000 Sitka Spruce trees (a tree known to grow upwards of 300 feet).

We’ve also planted 3,000 hardwoods; they’re a slow growing tree, but if you didn’t know by now, we believe it’s right to do things at nature’s pace.

BY PRODUCTS BY THE BY

CREATURE COMFORTS

Chopped straw is a by-product from local cereal farms, and we use it to pad the floor of our chicken houses. But who doesn’t like an extra layer of comfort? We also reuse wood shavings – a by-product of local forestry – on the floor of our chicken houses to make warm & cosy beds for our chickens to get some Zzzs.

WILD AT HEART

There are numerous family farms that help make Sicín Sásta, and we’re encouraging each and every one to plant low-growing shrubs and wildflowers.

After all, the right environment is what’s right for our chickens.

PICK OF THE LITTER

Chicken litter is nothing to turn your nose up at, as close to 1,000 tonnes per week go back to local farms as manure.

KEEPING OUR COOL

We’re switching from gas heaters to indirect heaters where we can to create a better environment for our chickens. And we’re making the move to solar power in our newer chicken houses to create a better environment for all of us.

A LIGHTBULB MOMENT

All of our farms have either replaced, or are replacing, older light bulbs with energy saving lightbulbs. It’s an illuminating idea and one that’s better for the environment.