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Our responsibility

We believe that sustainability is central to corporate responsibility and our environment strategy recognises that the decisions taken today impact on the long-term future of Arla.

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sustainable dairy farming

Arla's global strategy for Sustainable Dairy Farming focuses on three core areas: Climate, animals and nature.

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Farm quality

Arlagarden in the UK

Learn about the UK roll-out of Arla's farm assurance programme - Arlagarden.

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Our farms

We are the first dairy company in the UK to include the operations of our supplying farmers in our environment strategy, recognising that up to 80 per cent of our total supply chain emissions are generated at farm level.

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To address this key area, we launched an industry-leading programme of on-farm support for our farmers. On-farm practical workshops have been held all over the country to guide farmers through the key areas that influence carbon outputs.

We think this is a huge opportunity for members to get involved because not only is it good for the environment, it makes good business sense. Following the initial project, a sustainable dairy farming programme of events is in the process of being rolled out.

Water use is essential in our processes and for cleaning our sites to ensure the highest possible quality product. We have signed up to reduce water consumption at all our dairies as part of the Federation House Commitment.

We have also made significant investment in energy efficiency with the widespread use of variable speed drives and voltage optimisation. We are confident that by taking a holistic view to waste we can we re-use or recycle as much of the remaining waste as possible. The majority of Arla's sites are zero waste to landfill.

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Our dairies

Gas and electricity consumption contributes a significant proportion of our carbon footprint within our dairy operations which is why we employ management systems specifically developed to reflect the individual circumstances at each of our sites

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Our responsibility

Arla UK 360 programme

The Arla UK 360 programme covers the six areas essential to building a profitable, responsible dairy farm business. It incorporates best practice in today's dairy farming across animal health and welfare, people development, environment and natural resources, community engagement and economic resilience and reinvestment.

It is a vision of how we help drive sustainable businesses for UK dairy farmers, and continues the journey of our owners in driving a sustainable business, as stewards of the countryside and a critical part of UK food production.

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Human rights

Arla is committed to contribute to social, environmental and economic sustainable development. We want to grow and we care about how we do it. Our responsibility, Arla Foods Code of Conduct, is our foundation and includes the principles that guide our behaviour.

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It is Arla’s policy to conduct all of our business in an honest and ethical manner. We take a zero-tolerance approach to bribery and corruption and are committed to acting professionally, fairly and with integrity in all our business dealings and relationships wherever we operate.

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gender pay gap reporting

At Arla, we believe that no matter who you are, you can be yourself.

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Our responsibility

CSR reports

Download our Corporate Social Responsibility reports to see how we aim to grow our business in a responsible and sustainable manner.

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The Arla Foods Limited Board explains how dialogue with stakeholders has informed and helped to shape its decisions through the presentation of our Section 172 statement

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