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

Sustainability for us is about doing more with less and doing it well. For our customer it means helping them reduce the environmental impact of every litre of milk produced in a way that is good for the animal and for anyone working on a farm.

Internally, it's about innovating to achieve these goals but also minimising our own waste and energy, while providing decent working conditions in an inclusive company.

Based on direct customer insights and our materiality analysis, we have developed a sustainability model that looks at sustainability from three main perspectives and that applies to everything we do internally as much as it does to how we work with our customers. 


The best way for us to reach the UN Goals on climate change is to reduce the impact of every litre of milk sold. We’re also reducing our own emissions internally in everything we do.

Food Safety and Animal Welfare

We use stringent compliance controls to ensure food safety. This is critical for the entire industry. Healthy animals produce more and better quality milk and live longer. We provide technologies to support them.

Social and Economic

We innovate to provide solutions that make dairy farmers’ lives easier and more profitable. Internally, we use a Corporate Governance framework to ensure good working conditions. Our goal is long-term economic growth that contributes to social and environmental sustainability.

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

DeLaval Scientific Committee

Facilitating research contacts and collaborations between DeLaval and external research parters.

Here you can read more about the Gustaf de Laval Fund, which arrange annual funding possibilities for master and PhD students for research projects around different focus areas. 

Milk Sustainability Center

A collaboration between DeLaval and John Deere for more sustainable dairy farming.


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