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Impact Report
Why cheese from Finland
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Partnerships for the goals
The global dairy sector has solidified the means of implementation and strengthened the necessary partnerships for achieving a sustainable dairy industry.
Partnerships for the goals
The global dairy sector has solidified the means of implementation and strengthened the necessary partnerships for achieving a sustainable dairy industry.
Life on land
With dairy productions usually being a land intensive business, the sector plays a key role in the halting and reversing of land degradation.
Life on land
With dairy productions usually being a land intensive business, the sector plays a key role in the halting and reversing of land degradation.
Climate action
The European dairy sector has been particularly active in recent years in this area and has lowered its climate impact through feed modifications, better manure management and especially through the reductions of dairy cow herds, which has been made possible through increased yields per cow.
Climate action
The European dairy sector has been particularly active in recent years in this area and has lowered its climate impact through feed modifications, better manure management and especially through the reductions of dairy cow herds, which has been made possible through increased yields per cow.
Responsible consumption and production
Dairy products will prove essential when trying to achieve a practical healthy and sustainable diet for everyone.

The European dairy sector plays a vital role in ensuring sustainable production patterns.
Responsible consumption and production
Dairy products will prove essential when trying to achieve a practical healthy and sustainable diet for everyone.

The European dairy sector plays a vital role in ensuring sustainable production patterns.
Industry, innovation and infrastructure
The European dairy sector has established a resilient infrastructure, that has come to promote sustainable methods of production and fosters an environment of innovation.
Industry, innovation and infrastructure
The European dairy sector has established a resilient infrastructure, that has come to promote sustainable methods of production and fosters an environment of innovation.
Waste management
Environment
We sell our byproducts like whey and lactose to our partners to minimize waste.

And we treat all wastewater before it goes to the communal treatment system.
Decent work and economic growth
The European dairy sector provides employment under decent working conditions for many people and continuously contributes to Europe’s economic success.
Waste management
Environment
We sell our byproducts like whey and lactose to our partners to minimize waste.

And we treat all wastewater before it goes to the communal treatment system.
Decent work and economic growth
The European dairy sector provides employment under decent working conditions for many people and continuously contributes to Europe’s economic success.
Optimizing efficiency
Environment
We’ve optimized the amount of packaging needed so there is no wasted space – meaning less plastic.

We’re also investing 1.1 million euros in a new cutting and packaging machine that not only reduces waste, it creates new possibilites for using bio-based packaging while ensuring a high quality seal that keeps the cheese fresh.
Affordable and clean energy
In large-scale dairy operations, anaerobic digestions systems have even been known to produce enough energy to cover internal requirements and even feed back into the public energy grid. These technologies allow the dairy sector to provide truly sustainable energy.
Optimizing efficiency
Environment
We’ve optimized the amount of packaging needed so there is no wasted space – meaning less plastic.

We’re also investing 1.1 million euros in a new cutting and packaging machine that not only reduces waste, it creates new possibilites for using bio-based packaging while ensuring a high quality seal that keeps the cheese fresh.
Affordable and clean energy
In large-scale dairy operations, anaerobic digestions systems have even been known to produce enough energy to cover internal requirements and even feed back into the public energy grid. These technologies allow the dairy sector to provide truly sustainable energy.
Responsible package
Environment
We’re changing our packaging to WestECO Green PE to make sure as much of our plastic as possible comes from renewable sources.

Green PE – green plastic, captures 2.15 kg CO2e/kg from the atmosphere during its production.
Future Impacts
Responsible package
Environment
The impact of our responsible package choice will be

124,485 kg CO2

removed from the atmosphere
Clean water and sanitation
With many recent developments in the dairy sector geared towards greater circularity and sustainability, they also assist in a more sustainable management of water and sanitation.
Responsible package
Environment
We’re changing our packaging to WestECO Green PE to make sure as much of our plastic as possible comes from renewable sources.

Green PE – green plastic, captures 2.15 kg CO2e/kg from the atmosphere during its production.
Future Impacts
Responsible package
Environment
The impact of our responsible package choice will be

124,485 kg CO2

removed from the atmosphere
Clean water and sanitation
With many recent developments in the dairy sector geared towards greater circularity and sustainability, they also assist in a more sustainable management of water and sanitation.
Renewable energy
Environment
All steam and heat used for production is produced locally by Biotermo Oy, utilizing renewable energy sources.
Quality education
Dairy can help ensure an inclusive and equitable quality education and the promotion of lifelong learning, since healthy diets are key to unlocking one’s full learning potential.
Renewable energy
Environment
All steam and heat used for production is produced locally by Biotermo Oy, utilizing renewable energy sources.
Quality education
Dairy can help ensure an inclusive and equitable quality education and the promotion of lifelong learning, since healthy diets are key to unlocking one’s full learning potential.
Maximizing efficiency
Environment
We maximize efficiency by ensuring that only full milk trucks come to the factory and only fully loaded cheese trucks leave.
Good health and well-being
Dairy products can play a key role in ensuring healthy lives and promoting the well-being of people.
Maximizing efficiency
Environment
We maximize efficiency by ensuring that only full milk trucks come to the factory and only fully loaded cheese trucks leave.
Good health and well-being
Dairy products can play a key role in ensuring healthy lives and promoting the well-being of people.
Impact on the domestic supply chain
Environment
We minimize transport emissions by using milk that is produced, on average, only 70 km away from our factory. Currently we buy 50% of our milk in the region of Koillismaa.

In 2018, the average raw milk transportation distance in Finland was 281 km.
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Impact on the domestic supply chain
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Impact on the domestic supply chain
Society
We insist on using domestic products as much as possible – in fact, 98-99.3% of our cheese is made from Finnish raw materials.
Employment
Impact on the domestic supply chain
Society
We are an important employer in northern Finland, helping to keep local communities viable.

80 employees
25 million euros turnover

Our indirect employment impact is 90-100 employees.
Zero hunger
Dairy is essential in the strive towards ending hunger, achieving food security and improving the nutritional
value of diets in a sustainable manner.
Impact on the domestic supply chain
Environment
We minimize transport emissions by using milk that is produced, on average, only 70 km away from our factory. Currently we buy 50% of our milk in the region of Koillismaa.

In 2018, the average raw milk transportation distance in Finland was 281 km.
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Impact on the domestic supply chain
Environment
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Impact on the domestic supply chain
Society
We insist on using domestic products as much as possible – in fact, 98-99.3% of our cheese is made from Finnish raw materials.
Employment
Impact on the domestic supply chain
Society
We are an important employer in northern Finland, helping to keep local communities viable.

80 employees
25 million euros turnover

Our indirect employment impact is 90-100 employees.
Zero hunger
Dairy is essential in the strive towards ending hunger, achieving food security and improving the nutritional
value of diets in a sustainable manner.
Dairy farms
Environment
The cows that produce our milk mainly eat grass – and not any soy.

The conditions in northern Finland are also well-suited for milk production, meaning we can use more productive land elsewhere for growing food crops.
Dairy farms
Society
We buy 50% of our milk from 78 Finnish dairy farmers in the region of Koillismaa.
No poverty
The dairy sector could be key to ending poverty in all its forms, especially for rural communities, where
agriculture is still very prominent.
Dairy farms
Environment
The cows that produce our milk mainly eat grass – and not any soy.

The conditions in northern Finland are also well-suited for milk production, meaning we can use more productive land elsewhere for growing food crops.
Dairy farms
Society
We buy 50% of our milk from 78 Finnish dairy farmers in the region of Koillismaa.
No poverty
The dairy sector could be key to ending poverty in all its forms, especially for rural communities, where
agriculture is still very prominent.
Not all cheese is created equal
Have you ever considered the impact of buying imported vs. domestic cheese?
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The implications
Buying domestic cheese not only brings money to local communities inside Finland – you can also be assured of a high-quality and responsible product.
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Kuusamon Juusto
We’re working hard to make sure that cheese from northern Finland is the most responsible choice.
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Dairy Farms

High quality milk produced with strict code of conduct
Environment
Society
Impacts of domestic supply chain

Decreasing emissions and helping local communities to flourish
Environment
Society
Waste management

Minimizing and treating our waste sustainably
Environment
Responsible package

New packaging material from renewable sources
Environment
Optimizing efficiency

Reducing amount of packaging and wasted space
Environment
We help preserve the art of cheese making in Finland.
Renewable energy

Locally produced renewable energy
Environment
Maximizing efficiency

Our milk trucks always travel fully loaded
Environment
Our actions and impacts

Find out what we’re doing to reduce our environmental impact and help local communities to flourish.
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The UN sustainable development goals (SDGs)
The European dairy sector is continuously working on improving not only its economic performance, but also its long-term sustainability and key to these efforts will be the achievement of the United Nations’ SDGs.
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Not all cheese is created equal
Have you ever considered the impact of buying imported vs. domestic cheese?
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The implications
Buying domestic cheese not only brings money to local communities inside Finland – you can also be assured of a high-quality and responsible product.
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Kuusamon Juusto
We’re working hard to make sure that cheese from northern Finland is the most responsible choice.
Explore our actions and impacts
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About Kuusamon Juusto
For over 60 years we’ve made cheese in Koillismaa, making us the northenmost cheesemaker in Finland.

We’re the second biggest cheesemaker in Finland.
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Dairy Farms

High quality milk produced with strict code of conduct
Environment
Society
Impacts of domestic supply chain

Decreasing emissions and helping local communities to flourish
Environment
Society
Waste management

Minimizing and treating our waste sustainably
Environment
Responsible package

New packaging material from renewable sources
Environment
Optimizing efficiency

Reducing amount of packaging and wasted space
Environment
We help preserve the art of cheese making in Finland.
Renewable energy

Locally produced renewable energy
Environment
Maximizing efficiency

Our milk trucks always travel fully loaded
Environment
Our actions and impacts

Find out what we’re doing to reduce our environmental impact and help local communities to flourish.
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Why buy high-quality cheese from northern Finland?
If more people buy Finnish cheese, cheese producers would need to buy more Finnish milk. That means we help dairy farms while ensuring that we have high-quality, local food in the future.
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The UN sustainable development goals (SDGs)
The European dairy sector is continuously working on improving not only its economic performance, but also its long-term sustainability and key to these efforts will be the achievement of the United Nations’ SDGs.
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Spread the word
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About Kuusamon Juusto
For over 60 years we’ve made cheese in Koillismaa, making us the northenmost cheesemaker in Finland.

We’re the second biggest cheesemaker in Finland.
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Why buy high-quality cheese from northern Finland?
If more people buy Finnish cheese, cheese producers would need to buy more Finnish milk. That means we help dairy farms while ensuring that we have high-quality, local food in the future.
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Spread the word
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Currently 49.3% of all cheese consumed in Finland is imported
That’s about 69.9 million kg of cheese per year.
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Currently 49.3% of all cheese consumed in Finland is imported
That’s about 69.9 million kg of cheese per year.
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About Kuusamon Juusto
Our factory is located in the middle of the forests of Finland.

And yes, we can actually see reindeer from our workplace.
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About Kuusamon Juusto
Our factory is located in the middle of the forests of Finland.

And yes, we can actually see reindeer from our workplace.
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Cheese imported to Finland in 2018
Country
Million kilos
Germany
Denmark
Sweden
Netherlands
Estonia
France
Italy
Other
23.4
20.7
7.0
6.0
4.5
2.3
1.8
4.3
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Cheese imported to Finland in 2018
Country
Million kilos
Germany
Denmark
Sweden
Netherlands
Estonia
France
Italy
Other
23.4
20.7
7.0
6.0
4.5
2.3
1.8
4.3
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Not All Cheese is Created Equal
The Implications
The Goal
Impacts
The UN SDGs
About Kuusamon Juusto
Spread the Word
Learn More
Data title
Source: We’ve reduced the amount of packaging needed so there is no wasted space - meaning less plastic.
Explore Source
Home
Not All Cheese is Created Equal
The Implications
The Goal
Impacts
The UN SDGs
About Kuusamon Juusto
Spread the Word
Learn More
Data title
Source: We’ve reduced the amount of packaging needed so there is no wasted space - meaning less plastic.
Explore Source