​Arla’s 2014 reports available to download

​Arla’s 2014 reports available to download
Published:
26 February 2015
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Arla has now published its Annual Report 2014 as well as a new CSR report, disclosing how the company lived up to its social, ethical, environmental and financial responsibilities.

Following the approval by Arla’s Board of Representatives at a meeting in Nyborg, Denmark on Wednesday and Thursday, Arla’s Annual Report 2014 and CSR report are now made public and available for download.

While the Annual Report 2014 reveals details of what was Arla’s best ever annual performance, the latest CSR report shows many examples of how Arla has been working responsibly during the year, but also some of the challenges the company has met along the way.

“As Arla continues to grow, we will need to keep doing things in new and better ways. It is my belief that Arla will grow by adding long-term sustainable value to people’s lives, whether they are owners, customers, partners, colleagues – or simply people who want to enjoy a natural, healthy dairy product that makes them feel good. This is what I hope you will find examples of in this report. I also hope it will inspire you to follow us on the responsible way we have chosen,” writes CEO of Arla Foods, Peder Tuborgh, in the opening introduction in this year’s CSR report.

Towards more responsible soy

There were many notable developments throughout 2014 when it comes to Arla’s responsibility. Arla became the world’s biggest purchaser of RTRS soy certificates. All soy used at Arla farms is 100 per cent covered by RTRS certificates or is Proterra certified.

Arla has also developed a global strategy for Sustainable Dairy Farming. As such, we work together with our farmers to improve animal welfare, save water, energy and feed, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and develop biodiversity focused initiatives in Denmark, Sweden, Central Europe and the UK.

Resilient strategic focus leads to strong results

Arla came out of 2014 with an overall performance stronger than ever: a record-high performance price of 41.7 eurocent pr. kilo with a total volume of owner milk of 11.7 billion kilos in 2014. Arla has also registered its highest ever revenue of 10.6 billion euro, with much of it attributable to organic growth of 6.7 per cent. Despite a rollercoaster year for the global dairy industry, the strong brands and focus on efficiency and cost control enabled Arla to make the most of the upturn and to be competitive through the downturn.

You can read or download Arla’s Annual Report 2014 at www.arla.com/annualreport

You can read or download Arla’s CSR report 2014 at www.arla.com/csr

Arla Foods is an international dairy company owned by 9,900 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.

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Åse Andersson
Åse Andersson Head of Media Press contact for Arla Foods in Denmark aasan@arlafoods.com +45 91 310 310 +45 89 38 10 00
Carina Østergaard
Carina Østergaard External Communication Manager Press contact for Arla Foods International caoes@arlafoods.com +45 91 31 16 01 +45 89 38 10 00