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How is our supply chain structured across our countries of operation?

In Poland, Ukraine and Russia, we have our own arable production, feed production and pig production.

Currently, we have our own food production facility in Poland where we manage processing all the way to finished products for retail.

Within 2019, we will also control the full supply chain from field to fork in Ukraine, as we do in Poland today, by building new EU-approved food production facilities nearby our primary production.

How do we practice our belief in self-sufficiency across the primary areas of our supply chain?

In Goodvalley, we believe it's natural to cultivate our own land to make feed for our pig production. We always adhere to the environmental target of having a minimum of 0,7 ha. pr. productive sow. Further to that, all the nutritious feed that we produce come from our feed mills.  Everything we do in Goodvalley is based on the wish to be able to ensure and document quality products for our customers. We believe quality comes from caring, why 100 % of the pigs we slaughter have been raised on our farms all the way from piglets to 30 kg weaners, and 75 % of all slaughter pigs are raised on our own finisher farms. The remaining 25 % are raised on contracted farms owned by Polish farmers, who all are following our strong guidelines for nutrition and animal welfare.

What are our methods for ensuring the highest level of biosecurity?

We have s strict written policy for Biosecurity in Goodvalley and the main aspects in this is policy are:


  • All farms are fenced in with no access to buildings for both wild animals and very restricted access for people and equipment.
  • Barriers for small animals in all ventilation shafts
  • We do not allow anybody access to the farm without prior permission and only under special rules
  • Employees and any guests entering our farms will have to change clothes and shower.
  • We have strict procedures when loading and unloading any animals.
  • New breeding animals arriving to our company will be blood tested and put in quarantine (for four weeks) before they can enter our farms.
  • No external trucks are allowed to enter the farm area, and all external and internal trucks are heat treated in 20 min at 70 °C after cleaning and disinfection
  • Continuous monitoring of animals and employees health status from external veterinarians

How do we ensure a high level of animal welfare?

  • We provide access to fresh water and nutritionally balanced diets at all times.
  • We provide science-based health programs, prompt veterinary care when needed, and try to solve any health challenges with a minimal use of pharmaceuticals.
  • We provide production facilities that are designed, maintained and operated to ensure the well-being of our animals throughout their lives.
  • We provide safe conditions and minimize stress during handling and transport.
  • We practice approved and modern production methods using approved technologies that ensure a high level of animal welfare.
  • We use internal and external veterinarians to monitor our animals’ welfare.
  • We maintain the highest possible level of biosecurity measures to ensure the good health of our herds and the production of safe and high-quality products.

How do we work for full traceability in our production?

The future ambition is that everyone with a Smartphone and QR scanner can get immediately access to the place of origin of all Goodvalley's products.

Currently, we can go extremely far in details in our production in Poland. From the food production facility, we are able to trace each individual pig back to its finisher-farm, weaner-farm and sow-farm, as well as what feed it has had all the way.

Our ambition is to have full and general traceability for our entire supply chain across all areas of operation by end of Q2 2018 and detailed traceability with QR codes by the end of 2019.

How is our climate-friendly production model currently integrated across our countries of operation?

A commitment to climate-friendly practices is implemented in every step of our production cycle from field to fork. To limit our environmental impact, we believe in, and practice our own unique, sustainable way of farming. As an example,  we believe that a pig production should be supplemented with a biogas facility, to utilize the manure best possible in a responsible waste management system. We aim to minimize our resource consumption pr. produced meat unit.

Compared to a world average of 5,5 kg CO2 evaporated pr. 1 kg of pork meat, we operate an entirely CO2 neutral production in Poland. Currently, this is the country of operation where our climate-friendly production is most integrated, yet we are working on developing and expanding the production-model in Ukraine and Russia as well. In these countries, we estimate that we are on around 1,9 kg.

What are our future ambitions for developing and expanding our climate-friendly production model?

The first Goodvalley (formerly Axzon) biogas plant commenced operation in Poland in 2005. Today, we have nine - and the tenth is on its way.

We are very proud of the fact that every year, we produce more than 60,000MWh of green electricity, as well as more than 70.000 MW of heat. That is enough to power around 17,000 households. And because of that, Goodvalley reduces its greenhouse gas emissions (CO2) by 210,000 tonnes. Goodvalley's mission and vision focuses on further developing and expanding our unique production model that centres around sustainable food production. We are constantly working towards this mission and vision by implementing the newest and most efficient ways on resource saving technologies as well as minimizing transport by keeping as big a part of the production as possible in a closed local cycle.  


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