Greenhouse gas emissions

We want to reduce greenhouse gas emissions along our entire supply chain - from cow to consumer.

Our 2008 climate strategy is now a part of our environment strategy 2020. Up until 2010 we committed to working with our cooperative farmers and suppliers to reduce the climate impact from our raw materials as much as possible. In our environmental strategy 2020 we address greenhouse gas emissions from dairy farms in a even more progressive way. Read more under the sustainable agriculture section.

Within the areas of production, transport and packaging our target is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 25 per cent by 2020 - using 2005 as our baseline. In order to achieve these targets we will work on the following activities: 


  • Use of sustainable bio-fuel in trucks
  • Training drivers to drive in an environmentally friendly way
  • Increase fuel efficiency by one per cent annually 

Food production

  • Use environmental friendly technologies
  • Change from fossil to renewable energy sources
  • Increase energy and water efficiency by three per cent annually



Statement on offsetting

We do our best to avoid greenhouse gas emissions. If inevitable we consider Carbon Offsetting. Read Arla Foods´ position (pdf)...


Carbon footprint

Go to our database, and find numbers and graphs on Carbon footprint for the markets where we have production...

Our commitments

Sustainable Dairy Production

We have a natural interest in high animal welfare standards, milk quality and state-of-the-art production. We strive for the best environmental practices and work to continuously reduce our environmental impact, all the way from the farm to the consumer.

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