New Organic 2.0 standards launched to boost sales of organic dairy products in the UK and attract even more British consumers who care about sustainability and animal welfare. Arla’s organic farmers will all convert to 100% renewable energy to meet the new standards and commit to more ambitious targets for reducing CO2 emissions.
New research is a stark reminder that food poverty doesn’t start at lunchtime
Arla Foods will explore regenerative dairy farming practices on six pilot farms in the UK and create data-driven proof points of their impact on nature and climate. At the same time, the cooperative is activating all its 114 organic Arla farmers in the UK to measure their soil carbon content and register practices that promote biodiversity.
Arla Foods UK reports revenue growth of 3 per cent in the first half of 2021 with a net revenue of £1.1bn (€1.2bn). The company continued to navigate the operational challenges presented by Covid-19, and saw retail and e-commerce sales of its branded products continue to grow as people in Britain maintained a higher level of in-home consumption in the first part of the year.
However, in the second half of the year the inflationary environment created by Covid-19 is expected to challenge the cooperative and its farmer owners with increasing production costs due to higher prices on fuel, energy, packaging and feed.
Arla launches new report revealing carbon footprint data from almost 2,000 dairy farms and the steps being taken to reduce farm emissions by 30% by 2030
The collective findings of the carbon footprints of 1,964 UK dairy farms have been released by the farmer owned cooperative Arla Foods as it reveals how its farmers are using data to drive down the carbon footprint of its milk.
The findings, which are summarised in a new report, “A sustainable future for British dairy” show that Arla’s UK dairy farmers are already producing milk with 1.13kg CO2e per kg of milk, around half the global average*. It also details the most common areas which farmers will focus on to reduce emissions further, and the emerging technologies being trialled.
As of today, Arla has donated equivalent of 10 million meals to charity partner FareShare, helping to feed and support those in need across the UK.
From 1 March 2024, the Arla on-account price for both conventional and organic milk will increase by 1.0 €c/kg for March 2024.
Arla Foods managed to adapt to a tough dairy market by returning to strong branded growth in the second half of 2023, and thereby reaffirming a positive outlook for the first half of 2024. A strong year ending enables the Board to propose a higher-than-expected supplementary payment to Arla Foods’ farmer owners - in total 270 mEUR for the full year. Arla Foods and its farmer owners also made significant progress in reducing carbon emissions, cutting close to 1 million tonnes of CO2e in the last two years. This means that Arla Foods is on track towards its 2030 reductions. With the 2023 launch of the Sustainability Incentive Model, a point-based system that rewards on-farm sustainability activities, as well as a new programme to help customers with their scope 3 reductions, Arla Foods expects to further accelerate reductions is 2024.