Sustainability

Social and Economic

Our work with social and economic sustainability issues are guided by our vision but in more practical terms, by our Corporate Governance Framework 

Our work with social and economic sustainability issues are guided by our vision but in more practical terms, by our Corporate Governance Framework that includes our:

  • Code of Business Conduct
  • Corporate Governance Policies
  • Other policies and guidelines such as HR policy, policy on whistle blowing, occupational health and safety policy, etc.

Employee Engagement & Wellbeing

This topic includes occupational health and safety, the working environment, employee satisfaction and engagement, income and psychosocial work enviornment. Occupational Health & Safety is a high priority. DeLaval operates in an industry that is challenged with many potentially dangerous situations. Not only in our industrial operations but also for our sales staff, installation teams and service technicians on farms who often operate in remote and challenging conditions. 

DeLaval has a clear ambition to achieve zero incidents and accidents. We have safety procedures in our own facilities that are under constant review and we adjust whenever improvements are apparent. We follow all the legal regulations of the country in which we are present. We receive regular audits and in addition use external partners to provide extra consultation and auditing.

Corporate Governance

The Corporate Governance Framework of DeLaval (the Framework), sets the baseline for how we act in our operations worldwide, internally as well as in our external relations. The Framework is key to the sustainable and successful business of DeLaval. It is developed and mandated by the Board and implemented by DeLaval’s Group Management.

The Framework consists of the following components:

  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • The Code of Business Conduct
  • Corporate Governance Policies
  • Controls

Work Efficiency

We strive towards developing products and processes that result in less resources being used and boosting profits. 

Work efficiency is also a key topic for environmental sustainability and social and economic sustainability as it revolves around doing more with less. The heart of our work at DeLaval is focused on developing products and improving processes so that less resources can be used and our customers and our own profits can improve. Much of our business strategy revolves around this topic. Improving efficiency provides environmental benefits but is also aimed at ensuring the long-term profitability of our own operations and that of our customers