Doubling our CO₂e target for operations to meet 1.5°C
Action is necessary
Climate change is one of the greatest challenges the world is facing today. In order to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees, significant action is necessary.
Arla Pro is part of the farmer owned dairy group, Arla Foods – and as one of the world’s largest dairy producers, we have a responsibility to do our part in reducing our negative impact on the climate. With our size comes strength and influence. Even by making small changes we have the power to make a significant global impact.
By building on our cooperative roots, we unite our resources and use them as a force to drive down emissions while producing nutrient dense products for the growing population.
Working together towards Carbon Net Zero dairy in 2050
Together with our farmer owners across seven European countries we launched our ambitious climate target in March 2019. Our ambition is to become carbon net zero by 2050. On the way to net zero emissions, we have committed to reduce absolute scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions by 63 per cent by 2030 from a 2015 base year.* We also commit to reduce scope 3 greenhouse gas emissions by 30 per cent per tonne of standardised raw milk and whey intake by 2030 from a 2015 base year. *The target boundary includes biogenic emissions and removals from bioenergy feedstocks
Limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees
In December 2021, we doubled our climate target for operations from 30 to 63 per cent. This target has been approved by the Science Based Targets initiative as consistent with reductions required in scopes 1 and 2 to keep global warming to 1.5°C. The most ambitious goal of the Paris Agreement.Also read: Arla doubles CO2e target for operations to meet 1.5°C
Arla’s full climate targets from a 2015 base year
63 per cent absolute CO2e reduction in scope 1 and 2 by 2030 30 per cent per tonne of standardised raw milk and whey intake by 2030 100 per cent recyclable packaging on Arla’s own brands by 2025 0 per cent virgin fossil-based plastic on Arla’s own brands by 2030 50 per cent reduction of food waste by 2030 Carbon Net Zero across all scopes by 2050PDF: See overview of Arla’s targets and actions to reduce climate impact towards 2050
Do you want to know more?
Partnering with Arla® Pro means supporting responsible farming, sustainable production, animal welfare and the reduction of foodwaste. These issues are at the heart of what we do and what our farmer owners fight for, and it’s a key concern for many of your customers. Explore our focus areas below – and join us on our path towards a more sustainable future.