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With plans to convert to fossil free trucks, green electricity and low-energy solutions, farmer-owned dairy group, Arla Foods is scaling up its climate target for operations from 30 to 63 per cent by 2030. The new target has been approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) as consistent with reductions required to keep global warming to 1.5°C.
The Arla on-account price for conventional and organic milk will increase by 1.0 euro cent per kilo from 1 January 2022. This month will also see the milk price be positively impacted by 0.01 pence per litre due to the quarterly currency adjustment.
This means that when applied to the standard manufacturing litre, Arla’s milk price will increase by 0.90 pence per litre bringing its conventional price up to 37.58 ppl and 45.03 ppl for organic.
The Arla on-account price for conventional and organic milk will increase by 3.0 euro cents per kilo from 1 December 2021. This means that when applied to the standard manufacturing litre, Arla’s conventional milk price will increase to 36.68 ppl and 44.13 ppl for organic.
- From January 2022, Arla and Starbucks will develop and pilot a new sustainable dairy sourcing blueprint for Starbucks, designed to help reduce the coffee chains carbon emissions from dairy
- At the end of the three-year pilot, Starbucks hopes to scale the blueprint to support Starbucks dairy suppliers across Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
- The pilot will work with 14 of Arla’s UK farmer owners, bringing in the broader scientific and sustainable farming expertise of Arla and working with an independent advisor appointed by Starbucks
- This supports both Starbucks ongoing commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent globally and Arla’s target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent per kilo of milk by 2030
From Poo to Power – new call for potential of poo power to be explored as source of renewable energy
- Arla’s 460,000 cows could provide enough power each year to fuel over 1.2m UK homes
- A single Arla cow’s yearly poo could power three households per year
- Dairy cooperative releases ‘cow poo powered patteries’ to highlight the untapped potential across Britain’s dairy farms to help drive the nation towards renewable energy targets
Arla has joined forces with the Leeds United Foundation in a bid to blow the final whistle on food insecurity for young people in the local community.
The Arla on-account price for conventional milk will increase by 1.0 euro cent per kilo and the organic milk price will remain unchanged in the UK, from 1 November 2021.
This means that when applied to the standard manufacturing litre Arla’s conventional milk price will increase by 0.90 pence to 33.52 pence per litre the organic milk price will remain at 40.98 pence per litre for Arla’s farmer owners.
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
The Arla on-account prices for conventional and organic milk will increase by 0.5 euro cents from 1 October 2021.
This month it will be impacted by a negative 0.13 pence per litre quarterly currency adjustment meaning that when applied to the standard manufacturing litre Arla’s milk price will increase to 32.62 pence per litre for conventional milk and 40.98 pence per litre for organic milk for Arla’s farmer owners, an overall 0.32 ppl increase.
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.