CLIMATE - SOIL - BALTIC SEA

Businesses

Corporate participation is essential to the mainstreaming of carbon sequestration in farmland and achieving the ambitious goals of Carbon Action. Business is needed to bring about change and pass on the message to consumers. We can promote more sustainable food production through cooperation.

A key principle in Carbon Action is cooperation that benefits all parties and encourages learning from one another. The lessons learned will steer the activities in the right direction as the project progresses. On one hand, the Carbon Action scientific community needs the help and broad experience of farmers and businesses to be able to produce solutions that are implementable in practice. On the other, farming professionals and businesses are interested in the results produced by the Carbon Action scientists.

By joining the Carbon Action business platform corporations gain unique access to the most recent scientific knowledge. We share information about the development of carbon sequestration and other benefits of healthy soils such as decreased eutrophication and strengthened biodiversity. The project also develops models for carbon trading.

The corporation can, in cooperation with BSAG and the scientists, develop its acquisition criteria, improve its sustainability communications, train farmers and staff, and explore different ways of utilizing the practices developed by Carbon Action on the path towards developing a more sustainable business. This way, the business can implement its sustainability strategy by decreasing its emissions, help more sustainable products enter the market and influence the attitudes and consumption behaviour of consumers.

The corporations of the Carbon Action business platform regularly gather, and the scientists and other experts take part in the cooperation with businesses. The goal is to exchange knowledge and skills, and advance innovation and create space for new ideas to increase the impact of Carbon Action. 

Currently Altia, Valio, SOK and Apetit participate in the business platform and we continuously make efforts to engage additional businesses.


Altia’s selected contract farmers participate in Carbon Action. Altia will cover the costs of soil sampling. Read more


Valio will train their dairy farmers in carbon farming. First farmers are trained, and the goal is to train all by 2035. Read more


S-group is part of the Carbon Action business platform, and provides funding for soil sampling. Read more


Apetit’s Räpi experimental farm is one of Carbon Action’s pilot farms. Apetit aims to promote sustainable food chain and commercialise carbon farming. Read more.


Fazer has joined the Carbon Action platform by making climate change mitigation and carbon sequestration an integral part of its Grain Vision, the aim of which is to promote sustainable farming. Read more.


We’re happy to share information about the project so don’t hesitate to contact us!

Michaela Ramm-Schmidt, Director, Corporate Relations
michaela.ramm-schmidt@bsag.fi 
+358 40 525 0509