Our Take

Sustainability for us means helping our customers do more with less and succeed in their business. We also look at our own operations and see how and where we can improve.

Our vision is to make sustainable food production possible. We look at sustainability from four main perspectives.

Environmental sustainability
 is about taking a long term perspective while using the latest scientific insights and technologies to improve the resource efficiency of our customers operations and also our own. The aim is that common natural resources and materials are used to provide sustainable, safe and healthy lives for all humans. 

Social sustainability is about respecting and advancing Human Rights as they are defined by the UN.  For us it means creating good working conditions for our employees and also for those working on farms. Food Safety is another aspect of Social sustainability for us; sustainable food production can only occur if the food is safe to consume. Other aspects of social sustainability include having a positive impact on local communities by providing both employment and nutritious foods.

Economic sustainability is about helping our customers and ourselves maintain a profitable business in the long term. It means ensuring a steady revenue, reducing costs and improving cash flow while minimising financial risks.

"Sustainability is about leadership and driving improvements to help our customers when it comes to productivity, social progress and environmental performance."  
Joakim Rosengren, CEO and President, DeLaval

Animal Welfare
Extending the productive lifetime of the cow is one of the best things we can do to reduce environmental impact in the dairy sector. Animal Welfare is the part of our sustainability model that is specifically related to our customers. By providing better conditions for the animals, farmers can improve the animal's health and thereby the farm's operations.

“You can’t optimize profitability without taking care of the animals. You can’t disregard the environment and then be completely socially responsible so it’s a balance between all four of these points and dividing it into four helps us to analyse, to measure and to drive forward.” Joakim Rosengren, CEO and President, DeLaval

The areas we focus on have been chosen via a materiality analysis where stakeholder views and our own have been considered.

Jan Agri

For any questions, please contact
Lars Johansson, Corporate Communications & Sustainability Senior Vice President