Sustainability

Environment

Our work with environmental sustainability is guided by our vision and environmental policy, local laws and by sustainability frameworks. 

Based on our materiality assessment, we have identified the following as our most important environmental challenges.

  • Greenhouse gas emissions
  • Energy efficiency
  • Water management

When we look at environmental sustainability we work mainly from the three established ‘scopes’ of the Greenhouse gas protocols and our additional fourth scope that looks at how we can help our customers reduce their emissions.

  1. How we can affect our customer’s environmental sustainability
  2. The sustainability of our own operations

Our Operations

The biggest impact we can have on sustainability is out on farms. That impact starts in our own operations. Our company strategy outlines our ambition to reduce our environmental footprint both in product development and our own supply chain. We consider the whole value chain to ensure true change.

Our major goal here is to reduce our own emissions in line with the UN Paris Agreement on Climate Change and become climate neutral by 2050. In 2023, we measured most of our emissions, giving us a baseline in line with the GHG protocols. The next step is to start to set science-based targets and align with the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). 

We measure all our data in CO2e (carbon equivalents).

2030 Targets Environment:
30% reduction in Scope 1 and 2 emissions
30% reduction in own energy consumption
20% reduction in waste

Our Customers Operations

Through our solutions in automation, digitalisation, and advisory services we can improve the efficiency of farm operations around the world and further increase animal welfare for our customers. This in turn leads to reduced cost and lower greenhouse gas emissions per litre of milk produced.

We have a dedicated team to ensure sustainability is a factor in any new product or service innovation, by focusing on CO2 emission reduction, reduction of water and waste as well as circularity. The team provides a common pathway towards a sustainable product offering.

We innovate to help farmers remain profitable whilst reducing their environmental impact and improving farm conditions for both humans and animals. Sustainably run farms are usually more profitable, with lower energy consumption, less accidents and animal illness.