Carbon footprint compensated products

Hesburger compensates the carbon footprint of all Double Burgers, VEKE®Soy Veggie BurgersVEKE® Cheese Veggie BurgersVEKE® Soy Tortillas and VEKE® Soy Fingers sold in Finland by participating in projects which bind or reduce greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Read more about the projects.

A carbon footprint indicates the volume of greenhouse gases produced by a product during its lifecycle. A carbon footprint is expressed as carbon dioxide equivalents (CO2e). The carbon footprints of the products have been calculated by the Natural Resources Institute Finland. The calculations are based on data provided by Hesburger and its suppliers as well as average literature data on the production of raw ingredients. Raw ingredient production, processing, logistics, restaurants and the waste management of restaurant waste and packaging are taken into consideration in the calculations. Emissions are compensated in co-operation with Finnish-based Nordic Offset.

Carbon footprints of selected Hesburger products

  • Double Burger: 3,4 kg CO2e
  • VEKE® Soy Veggie Burger: 0,62 kg CO2e
  • VEKE® Cheese Veggie Burger: 0,59 kg CO2e
  • VEKE® Soy Tortilla: 1,2 kg CO2e
  • VEKE® Soy Fingers 4 pcs + dip: 0,52 kg CO2e
  • VEKE® Soy Fingers 6 pcs + dip: 0,69 kg CO2e
  • VEKE® Soy Fingers 9 pcs + 2 dips: 1,13 kg CO2e

Annual totals of Hesburger's carbon compensation

  • 2016 (October-December): 8 754 tCO2e
  • 2017: 30 297 tCO2e
  • 2018: 29 452 tCO2e
  • 2019: 29 786 tCO2e
  • 2020: 27 780 tCO2e
  • 2021: 30 789 tCO2e
  • 2022: 27 925 tCO2e