DeLaval provides products and solutions that improve working conditions for farmers and ensure that animals are well taken care of, while reducing farm environmental impact and ensuring long-term profitability. .
Our approach to sustainability has three main perspectives – Environment, Food Safety & Animal Welfare and Social & Economic.
We are committed to reducing our greenhouse gas emissions, ensuring water is used responsibly, and decreasing energy use and waste. We have a long history of developing products and solutions that reduce the environmental impact of every litre of milk produced and improve efficiency and milk yield on farms.
We focus on animal welfare and cow longevity by promoting and enabling best management practices. A healthy animal provides more milk, at better quality and for more years. Our approach enables us to meet all regulations regarding milk quality to ensure food safety, while developing products and services with cow health and welfare in focus.
We aim to be a diverse and inclusive employer to attract and retain the talent we need to achieve our strategic ambitions. We also promote the engagement and well-being of our employees and the farmer communities in which we operate. Our approach helps both our customers and DeLaval to maintain a profitable business in the long term while supporting our suppliers to act ethically.
Animal welfare is an essential part of a sustainable dairy farm, and our products and services are developed with cow health and welfare in focus.
“Every farmer wants healthy animals that provide more milk, at better quality and for more years,” says Cecilia Bågenvik, VP Animal Intelligence & Welfare Solutions. “Our role at DeLaval is to give the farmer the tools to make this happen through various features and measures that for example allow the early detection of disease that can avoid milk loss and help to reduce the use of antibiotics. We always strive to create comfortable and stress-free environments for the animals. What’s good for the animals is good for the farm and the profitability of our customers.”
We have comprehensive goals and targets for our three sustainability focus areas. We made good progress in 2022 on our targets and are implementing prioritised actions in 2023 and beyond.
Below are some of our key targets and significant progress made in 2022. For the full story, see our latest Sustainability Report at www.corporate.delaval.com/sustainability.
We strive to meet all relevant regulations and minimise negative impact concerning food safety and animal welfare. These topics are always the cornerstone of our product development and customer advisory services. In 2022, our latest ‘clean in place’ methods further reduced the amount of energy, water and detergent needed to clean contact surfaces.