Today we are part of a value chain that needs to increase productivity to ensure food safety and security for 7 billion people – a number that is expected to touch 9 billion by 2050.
While food producers need to increase profitability and productivity, they also need to reduce environmental impact. Science is telling us to speed up the rate of change and reveals that it is on the farm that the biggest productivity gains can be made.
The term sustainable, as defined within DeLaval, is based on balancing four pillars: Environment, Animal welfare, Social responsibility and Farm profitability.
The goal is to reduce environmental footprint, while improving food production, profitability and the well-being of the people and animals involved. Our role as a company is to team up with customers to support them with the technology and knowledge they need to improve productivity – to do more with less.
The DeLaval Environmental and Social Report 2012 is available here.The aim is to inform about the environmental and social aspects of our business and to support dialogue with our stakeholders.