Every bite counts, when it comes to easing the pressure on our planet.
Accumulated reduction target 2023 – 2030
Total CO2 Saving
Audu is on a mission to make products that taste amazing with a lower carbon footprint
We love dairy, but we are not bound by tradition. Therefore, Audu combines dairy with wholesome ingredients from the plant kingdom to create a product that still tastes like the ones you know and love, but with a lower carbon footprint.
What is your CO2-footprint?
It is difficult to relate to one’s personal CO2 footprint. All use of energy and consumption of resources emits CO2 both directly and indirectly.
Carbon Dioxide (CO2) increases the level of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere and causes global warming and climate change. If we do not reduce CO2, the planet is projected to become 3 degrees warmer towards the year 2100. We are already seeing the signs of a warmer planet with record temperatures, heat waves, drought and forest fires.
The Paris Agreement is a commitment made by the countries of the world to do what’s necessary so the global temperature will not increase by more than 1.5 degrees Celsius compared to the level in 1990. This requires a reduction in total CO2 emissions by 45% compared to today.
25% of all CO2 emissions relate in different ways to food production. At Audu we believe that every bite can make a difference. That’s why we have set our goal of total accumulated CO2 savings between the years of 2023 to 2030 at 350,000 t.
A Good Bite does not have to take a bite off the planet
Questions and Answers
So what exactly does Audu mean?
Audu is inspired by the first being in Norse mythology, Auðumbla. Auðumbla means the 'milk-rich cow,' which was a primeval cow that provided milk to the giant Ymir. From Ymir's body, the world was formed. Auðumbla licked Buri out of a salt lick – he was a primeval giant and the ancestor of the gods. He was the father of Borr, and when Borr married Bestla, together they had Odin, Vili, and Ve, some of the most prominent of gods.
Auðumbla's role in Norse mythology highlights the theme of creation, as she indirectly contributed to the emergence of the divine and the formation of the cosmos.
How do you reduce your CO2?
The plant-based component in our products emits significantly less CO2 in their production than the animal-based part. This reduces the overall CO2 profile of the product. The first products from Audu have a minimum of 40% less CO2 content compared to equivalent cheeses that are 100% animal-based.
How do you calculate CO2?
We have chosen to collaborate with CarbonCloud, an independent organization that provides CO2 calculations using a scientific method. We will always associate our CO2 declarations with CarbonCloud or another independent third party. All aspects of the product's manufacturing are included in its CO2 impact, which means that feed, agriculture, production, and transportation/storage are accounted for in the entire value chain. Read more about CarbonCloud here
Is Audu nutritionally comparable to cheese made from 100% cow milk?
We have carefully selected the ingredients we use to maintain a high and varied protein content. Audu contains both animal protein and plant-based protein from legumes and has a fat content that is comparable to similar types of cheese. Audu's products are nutritionally comparable to other cheeses and are a good addition to a healthy and varied diet. Audu's products do not contain artificial additives.