Common Sustainability Frameworks

The foundation of our work with sustainability comes from our own Corporate Governance Framework. This includes 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

The Dairy Sustainability Framework enables the dairy industry to collaborate and align its global sustainability efforts under one umbrella.

Dairy Sustainability Framework

Several organisations within the dairy industry have formed the Dairy Sustainability Framework (DSF), 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 common language to monitor and share progress including 11 key sustainability categories identified as relevant to the dairy sector globally. 

DeLaval has been a member of DSF since 2014 and supports farmers’ work in the following categories;