Arla’s 2013 reports available to download
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- 27 February 2014
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Arla has now published its Annual Report 2013 as well as its CSR report, revealing how the company lived up to its social, ethical, environmental and financial responsibilities. For example, Arla continued to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases – despite increasing production.
Arla’s top decision-making body – the Board of Representatives – approved the group’s Annual Results for 2013 at its meeting in Halmstad, Sweden, on Wednesday and Thursday.
Global growth boosted profits for the year, and Arla reported robust balance sheets and the highest returns ever for its owners, the Arla farmers. The good results are primarily attributable to stronger operations in Europe, rising global market prices, and appreciable improvements on Arla’s growth markets outside the EU. Appropriation of the profits, which the Board of Representatives has now approved, means that DKK 900 million will be shared among the Arla farmers. To download the 2013 Annual Report, click here.
At the same time, Arla published its CSR report entitled Our Responsibility, which contains current examples of Arla’s CSR activities around the world.
“Showing responsibility is one of the four cornerstones of our identity as a company. As one of the biggest dairy companies in the world owned by dairy farmers in six countries, our approach to responsible business operations can make a real difference. At the same time, we are now represented in more countries than ever before, which presents us with both challenges and opportunities,” says Peder Tuborgh, CEO of Arla.
Click here to download the CSR report. It contains information about Arla’s climate impact, for example, which continued to fall over the past year even though the company increased production. Arla has thus reduced its total greenhouse gas emissions by 11 per cent since 2005. As such, the company is well on its way to cutting emissions of greenhouse gases by 25 per cent by 2020. Other initiatives include Arla’s new committee for compliance with and management of our ethical business principles, and our work to increase the proportion of women on the board of directors and in senior management positions.
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.