Sustainability and safety

Environmental and sustainability issues are high on Konvex’s agenda. As a customer of ours, you can trust that we do everything to minimize our environmental impact, while our business also contributes to closing the cycle.

At Konvex, we are proud of the work we already do today, but we never settle down. We constantly strive to be able to work even more environmentally smart, in step with technological progress.

We give back nature’s resources

Konvex operations create great value for nature, as we transform residual products that cannot become food and give back to nature. The residual products that we collect in the southernmost parts of Sweden are reloaded in Krutmöllan, and then exported to Denmark for biodiesel extraction.

The residual products that we pick up in Jönköping and north go to our factory in Karlskoga. There, they are processed into an energy raw material (biomal) which is then delivered with tankers to category 1-approved heating plants. Biomalen is thus used to heat a large number of villas, a heating alternative with large environmental benefits.

Our proud values

At Konvex, there is a natural pride in what we do. Partly because we really contribute to a sustainable society through the environmental and sustainability thinking that runs throughout the business. We are constantly looking at how we can develop even more, in order to make even greater contributions to the environment.

On the one hand, pride is rooted in our way of being, both internally and externally. We are a loyal company, which cares for both our customers and employees. Of course, we never compromise on laws and regulations and as a customer you can count on us always being updated on the latest in the industry.

We guarantee veterinary safety

Swedish food production is world-class and Swedish agriculture has among the lowest antibiotic use in the whole world, which we Swedes should be proud of. We have a good organization, where security from farm to fork is very high.

The high level of security that we have in the Swedish food and agricultural sector is the fruit of a very strong collaboration between different actors. In this system, where knowledge and experience are shared, Konvex is an important part. We guarantee that the collection of residual products takes place in a safe manner, among other things to minimize the spread of infectious diseases. Through a high level of veterinary security, we contribute to strengthening Sweden’s role as a strong food producer.

Konvex helps animal owners and authorities to transport, care for and process killed / deceased animals that carry epizootic and notifiable diseases in a good and infection-proof manner.

A serious and contagious animal disease that can pose a threat to animals and human health is an epizootic disease. There is legislation on how these diseases should be handled in case of suspicion and how to act to minimize the spread of infection.

Epizootic diseases and other infectious animal diseases are subject to notification. This means that when a veterinarian, staff in autopsy or laboratory activities suspect, detect and ascertain a certain disease / infectious agent, this must be reported to the Swedish Board of Agriculture and the County Administrative Board.

Other actors, such as animal owners, also have a reporting obligation and should contact a veterinarian if the following are detected in the animals in their herd:

  • increased mortality
  • other signs of serious illness
  • significantly reduced production for which the cause is unknown

If the veterinarian suspects epizootic disease, he is obliged to report this immediately.

Read more on the Swedish Board of Agriculture’s website about “Infection control and animal health in Sweden” here.

Read also about “Obligation to report diseases and infectious agents” here.

Konvex contractors are among the Swedish Board of Agriculture’s approved transporters for animal by-products and have extensive experience of safely handling and transporting ABP in veterinary crises. Our line transports can pick up larger volumes of material at one and the same time. This means that we can efficiently transport away animal by-products at a good pace so that the next stage can then begin other remediation work.

The Swedish Board of Agriculture’s epizootic handbook (Chapter 16: inactivation) describes in detail routines regarding local disposal, disposal method and which infection control measures must be taken with regard to animals that carry epizootic and notifiable diseases. The chapter is divided into different methods of local care; combustion in a mobile facility, epizootic burial, burning over an open flame, treatment in a shed and spreading on land and so on.