New partnership to accelerate climate reductions and protection of biodiversity

Date: 12.06.2024Source: Arla Foods

Arla’s ambitious work to reduce the climate impact from dairy takes another step forward with an expansion of partnerships to support the reduction of emissions from Arla’s farmer owners whilst also supporting customers achieve their scope 3 reduction goals.

To further consolidate the results from its farmer owners, and the data-driven approach, the company has launched its new FarmAhead™ brand for its collective activities on climate reduction and protection of biodiversity.

European dairy cooperative Arla Foods is taking another significant step in reducing the climate impact of dairy farming. The company has announced that all of it’s 200 million kilo fresh milk pool in Danish retail- and foodservice becomes part of the company’s FarmAhead ™ Customer Partnership programme

The FarmAhead™ Customer Partnership links Arla’s data-driven climate reduction efforts with customer demands for dairy products with a lower carbon footprint. The partnership allows customers in retail and foodservice to become partners on climate reduction initiatives taking place on Arla’s farmer owners’ farms and provides customers with access to data that can be used in their own ESG reporting and to support their scope 3 climate goals.

Commented Peter Giørtz-Carlsen, Executive Vice President and COO, Arla Foods: “Through our FarmAhead™ Customer Partnership, we are collaborating with our customers to make a difference and accelerate the green transition. Through the programme, we make our extensive data available to our customers and thereby support their climate action and ESG reporting needs. In return, we unite customers with our farmer owners to build more knowledge, reduce the carbon footprint and increase biodiversity, for generations to come.” 

The program was first launched in 2023 in the UK under the ‘Customer Sustainability Programme’-name, where the first contracts with customers including Aldi, Asda and Morrisons covers more than 1 billion kilos of milk.

Added Giørtz-Carlsen: “The response from our customers has been exceptionally positive, reflecting a strong interest in joining forces with Arla to lead the way in the green transition. With such momentum, we are now launching our FarmAhead™ Customer Partnership programme across Arla’s further core European markets during 2024.”

Concluded Hanne Søndergaard, Executive Vice President, Agriculture, Sustainability & Communication: “Together with our farmer owners, we have developed and launched several ground-breaking initiatives in recent years. Now, we are bringing everything together under the FarmAhead™ brand to emphasise how Arla has a data-driven model that delivers concrete results. Over the last two years, we have reduced our carbon footprint by almost 1 million tonnes of CO2e.”   For more visit arla.com

David Cox / IDM

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