How the milk and other agricultural raw materials is produced at farm level has a major influence on the overall environmental performance of Arla’s products. Therefore, it is important that this production is done in a sustainable way.
Sustainable Dairy Farming Strategy
In order to further strengthen the environmental performance at Arla dairy farms, we have a Sustainable Dairy Farming Strategy, focusing on four areas:
- Climate, with the goal that in 2020, the climate footprint per kg milk from Arla farms will in total be reduced by 30% compared to 1990 and that the share of renewable energy will increase.
- Animals, where we focus on continually improving animal welfare by implementing the animal welfare standard in Arlagården for all Arla farmers and by strengthening performance with extension services and new knowledge.
- Resources, where we focus on energy, water and feed with the aim of improving efficiency, reducing and reusing waste.
- Nature, where we focus on encouraging and inspiring Arla's suppliers to protect and promote biodiversity by national project.
Also, Arla show leadership in the area of sustainable agriculture by responsible sourcing of selected products associated with environmental challenges