Results and Initiatives

We are striving for continuous improvement when it comes to our work with sustainability. 

We still have a long way to go and one of our next steps is to develop more targets for improving different aspects of our operations. We have not set any public targets yet.  

In 2017, our newly-opened Gallin distribution centre received the gold certification on the LEED Green Building Rating System. The centre has reduced water consumption by 62% and energy by 43%.  

A number of results achieved so far include:

  • Several of our products have won sustainability awards
  • 77% of our staff believe that DeLaval is socially and environmentally responsible.
  • The number of workplace accidents have decreased.
  • Suppliers accounting to 88% of our spend have signed our Ethics and Sustainability Principles

Knowledge sharing
In a bid to improve knowledge-sharing in the industry, we arranged a scientific conference in 2013 on cow comfort solutions and best practices in order to highlight the importance of increased lifetime productivity. In 2014 and in 2015, we have arranged approximately 50 other conferences around the world on the same topic.