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Supporting communities

At Arla, we strive continually to enrich and fortify the communities we are part of by creating jobs, opening transparent dialogues with local stakeholders, and supporting vulnerable populations. A key part of this is supporting other local dairy industries to produce more efficiently and to develop standards & practices.

Actions we’ve taken to support communities…

Going the extra mile to distribute affordable nutrition
Going the extra mile to distribute affordable nutrition

Together with various partners we are empowering Bangladeshi micro-entrepreneurs to generate their own income, while providing access to nutrition from high-quality dairy for rural Bangladeshi consumers.

International Dairy Development
International Dairy Development

We work with local industry partners, NGOs and national governments to improve the dairy value chain through our knowledge of European farm-management and dairy-production practices. The community benefits from a better income for local farmers and job creation.

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Better Access to Affordable Nutrition in Bangladesh

In a country where 56% of children are underweight and malnutrition is prevalent, a new squad of determined female microentrepreneurs - Arla’s Pushti Ambassadors - are being recruited to help. They are working hard to bring affordable dairy nutrition to families in rural parts of the country with Dano® Daily Pushti milk-powder sachets. While inspiring people to have more nutritious food habits, these Pushti Ambassadors are also securing a reliable income that helps lift them out of poverty.

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Supporting Farmers in Nigeria

In a new public-private partnership in Nigeria (2019), Arla is committing to further development of a long-term sustainable dairy industry and local dairy sector in Nigeria by helping 1,000 small scale farmers create better livelihoods while strengthening its business in the country. 

Our global
ambition

  • Increase market penetration by 2 % in 2020, reaching 71.4 million lower income consumers in Nigeria and Bangladesh (defined as segment D and below, based on national SEC segmentation).
  • Include 5000 women in our Pushti Ambassadors programme by 2022.
The UN Global Goals of Sustainable Development

The UN Global Goals of Sustainable Development

Our actions towards supporting communities link into the following UN SDGs: 

  • No. 2 - Zero Hunger by providing nutritious, affordable dairy products and working with small-scale farmers. 
  • No. 5 - Gender Equality by promoting non-discrimination and equal opportunities. 
  • No. 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth by creating jobs and supporting innovative business models.
  • No. 17 - Partnerships for the Goals by supporting capacity building.