Common Sustainability Frameworks

The foundation for our work is our own Corporate Governance Framework though we do take into consideration several other common frameworks.

Within our own Corporate Governance Framework is our Code of Business Conduct and our Environmental Policy. All our employees are required to know the rules. These rules are comparable to the spirit of the UN Global Compact. 

Based on this foundation and our on-going stakeholder dialogues we have defined what to focus on when it comes to sustainability. We clearly see that our efforts can be related to the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals. There are three goals in particular that we can contribute to;

  • Goal 2: Zero Hunger
  • Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
  • Goal 13: Climate Action

We also support:

  • Goal 5: Gender Equality
  • Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation
  • Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy 

We use the Global Reporting Initiative GRI G4 as a guide to our own way of reporting.

Dairy Sustainability Framework

Within the global dairy industry several organisations have come together in a bid to make the dairy value chain more sustainable. Since 2014, DeLaval is an associate member of the Dairy Sustainability Framework (DSF).

This is a common framework that enables the dairy industry to collaborate and align its global sustainability efforts under one umbrella ensuring a coordinated approach.

DSF provides a framework and a common language to monitor and share progress. The framework includes 11 key sustainability categories identified as relevant to the dairy sector globally. 

As a supplier with a focus on dairy farmers, DeLaval supports farmers’ work in the following categories;