Arla creates the future of sustainable dairy

Taking action for a better future

At Arla, we strive to build a better future for generations to come. We believe that protecting the environment is essential to producing products that support a nutritious, sustainable diet, and we are taking action.

We are constantly taking steps to achieve our goals, from reducing CO2e emissions on our farms and supporting natural eco-systems, to reducing waste in our operations and bringing our customers the goodness of dairy through nutritious products and education programmes.

We know that there is more to be done, and we are ready to face the challenges the future brings. We believe that the actions we take today will support a Stronger Planet and enable Stronger People for years to come.

Read more about what actions we take towards a Stronger Planet and enabling Stronger people by clicking the links below.

Taking action to support a

Stronger planet

Helping and enabling

Stronger people

Our global ambition

1. Science based target of 30% reduction in CO2e from 2015-2030 which includes:
  • Scope 1&2: 30% absolute reduction in our greenhouse emissions
  • Scope 3: 30% reduction in greenhouse emissions per kg of raw milk

Click here to find out how we define scope 1, 2 and 3.

2. Carbon net zero by 2050


These are two important goals, but our ambition isn't only about reducing our climate footprint. Sustainable dairy is also about supporting natural eco-systems, reducing food waste, providing nutritious food, education people about healthy, sustainable diets, and many other things. That's why our sustainability strategy is both about supporting a stronger planet as well as helping and enabling stronger people.

Arla contributes to the realisation of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Arla contributes to the realisation of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

The SDGs are closely linked and we influence many of them, through our business practices and commitments. We focus our efforts towards the SDGs relating to food, environment and climate, as they are directly linked to our value chain.

In the sub sections under Stronger Planet and Stronger People we state on which SDGs our actions have the biggest impact.