Sustainability

At DeLaval, our vision to make sustainable food production possible is at the core of everything we do.

 

Three main perspectives

We support our customers in reducing their environmental footprint while improving food production, profitability and the well-being of the people and animals involved.

At the same time, we are committed to providing a sustainable business for all of those within DeLaval and reducing our own environmental impact in line with the UN Paris Agreement on Climate Change, while ensuring decent working conditions for everyone who works with us.

We look at sustainability from three main perspectives; Environment, Food and Animal Welfare, and Social and Economic. 

Environment

Internally, we are committed to reducing our greenhouse gas emissions. Externally, we have for many years been striving to reduce the environmental impact of every litre of milk produced.. This is the greatest contribution we can make to achieving the UN Goals on climate change.

Food and Animal Welfare

Food safety is critical for all parts of the dairy value chain. We work with food safety through stringent compliance controls but also by promoting animal welfare. A healthy animal provides more milk, at a better quality and for more years.

Social and Economic

Social sustainability includes respecting and advancing human rights as they are defined by the UN. Economic sustainability is how we create long-term economic growth without negatively impacting social or environmental sustainability. Our Corporate Governance framework including the Code of Business Conduct guides us in this work. 

What is Material to us?

We have conducted interviews with key stakeholders in the dairy industry and DeLaval employees. We looked at what was material for both our customers’ operations and our own. The external stakeholders included dairy processors, industry associations, academic institutions, NGO’s and customers

Contact

If you have any questions regarding sustainability at DeLaval,
please feel free to contact us.