Ethical programme for Arla Foods
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- 10 March 2005
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Arla Foods’ Supervisory Board has approved an ethical policy document that sets out the Group’s social responsibilities.
The document “Vores Ansvar” (Our Responsibility) is the result of a one year undertaking by a working group and applies to all the Group’s business areas. Its overall aim is formulated as follows:
“Arla Foods shal adddress ethical and quality matters in a substainable and reponsible manner, in order to safeguard the company’s reputation and profitability.”
”Working with the project has been incredibly exciting,” said Group Marketing Director Håkon Stolt, who has co-ordinated the project from the start. ”One challenge has been that so many people have expressed, and continue to express, their views – views which have to be accounted for in one document.”
The next stage will be to implement the policy wherever Arla Foods operates across the world.
”To inform everyone working for the Group and make sure that the policy is complied with will be quite a challenge,” said Håkon Stolt. “However, we already have several systems in place such as The Arla Dairy Farm, which are aimed at carrying out our ethical policies, so I’m confident that we will manage.”
Arla Foods is an international dairy company owned by 9,700 farmers from Denmark, Sweden, the UK, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. Arla Foods is one of the leading players in the international dairy arena with well-known brands like Arla®, Lurpak®, Puck® and Castello®. Arla Foods is focused on providing good dairy nourishment from sustainable farming and operations and is also the world's largest manufacturer of organic dairy products.