Arla in society

Our Responsibility

We want to grow and we care about how we do it.

CSR at Arla

We regard ourselves as an active player in the communities in which we operate. This means that we need to convey our fundamental values not only to our employees and farmer owners but also to our customers, consumers and other relevant stakeholders.

We operate our business in a sustainable and responsible manner in order to safeguard and develop the company's reputation and profitability, while caring for people and delivering growth.

We support the UN's sustainable development goals

In September 2015, the UN adopted 17 new Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). The SDGs take a broad perspective and are relevant for all countries, rich as well as poor. For these goals to become reality, all countries, businesses and organisations should embrace whatever change is necessary.

For Arla, the journey has already begun. While we support all SDGs, we focus our efforts on the goals, where Arla can have the biggest positive impact. These are goals 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 15, and 17.

Our commitments

Food Safety & Traceability

When we produce milk, cheese, yoghurt and other dairy products, it is crucial that each product meets the high quality standards that give our consumers confidence in our products.

Our commitments

Research & Innovation

Innovation is the engine for growth in Arla. We create new products that delight consumers and help them live a balanced, healthier life. At Arla, our R&D teams push the boundaries of science and technology to build a bright future for dairy, and food for everyone.

Our commitments

Human Rights

Increasing living standard in many developing markets increases the interest in and demand for dairy products. Arla will focus on growing its business in a number of developing countries and developing markets to further strengthen our position as a global dairy company.


Health & Nutrition

Supplying safe products is our top priority. Furthermore, we want to provide products that match consumers’ nutritional needs and, at the same time, inspire better food habits. We do this by providing a variety of nutritious products as well as recipes and transparent information.


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.