We make sustainable food production possible
There is an ever-increasing demand for food across the globe, and nobody is really sure how that demand will be met. One thing is clear though; we will only succeed if that demand is met in the most sustainable way. This is something we take seriously at DeLaval.
At DeLaval we have created four pillars to support sustainable dairy farming:
- social responsibility
- environmental responsibility
- animal welfare
It is not by coincidence that ‘we make sustainable food production possible’ is our company vision. You cannot opitmise profitability without taking good care of your animals and neither can you disregard environmental responsibility.
To realise our vision we will continue to innovate and develop products and services for dairy farmers worldwide. We want to do all we can to allow them to reduce their environmental footprint, improve food production, increase profitability, and enhance the well-being of their staff and their herd.
Our focus is on milk harvesting and the lifetime management of the animals. Our aim is to reduce the resource use and the greenhouse gas emissions per kilo of milk produced on our customers' farms.
We have made significant progress in this area but it is an ongoing process. We will continue to help our customers to do more with less.
We, as a company, have a role to play too and we will continually improve our own operations’ environmental performance. We aim to reduce energy usage, phase out undesired chemicals, and reduce waste sent to landfill from our manufacturing. In 2015 the filter factory in Pelma Finland became the 8th factory to become certified according to ISO14001 and ISO 9001, making all our factories in Europe and China certified.
United Nations' 17 Sustainable Development Goals
Of course, it is not only DeLaval but all businesses that have a decisive role to play in making the world more sustainable and secure. The actions and innovations of business will determine the success or failure of the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals and the commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions made at the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris in late 2015. I am happy to say that at DeLaval we have made a commitment to focus on three of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, namely: Zero hunger, Responsible consumption and production, and Climate action.
I invite you to explore our site in more detail, learn more about our work and to give us feedback or questions. We encourage a healthy dialogue with all our stakeholders so that we together can make food production sustainable.
Joakim Rosengren, President and CEO