Our annual sustainability report, adhering to the Corporate Responsibility Reporting GRI Guidelines, is now ready. It will help you get a deeper understanding of our work on sustainability.
We want to be a part of the solution to global challenges: we are aware of our environmental and climate impacts and take active measures to reduce them through regenerative carbon farming, manure-based biogas, and other production plant- and farm-specific emission reduction measures.
We have identified the topics that are especially important to Valio’s stakeholders and through which we create wellbeing for society. We also pursue business benefits from these areas. We want to be a frontrunner in promoting wellbeing and sustainable lifestyles, in advancing the target of a carbon-neutral milk chain, and in securing nature’s vitality.
Valio is owned by 4,300 Finnish dairy farmers and we pay all our operating profit to them through regional cooperatives. We create jobs and livelihood from Southern Finland all the way to the Arctic Circle. We also provide a variety of services to dairy farmers on the issues like animal welfare, ensuring milk quality, financial planning for the business and farm development.
We are aware of the environmental impacts of milk production, and we are actively reducing them. Our goal is to cut the carbon footprint of Valio’s milk chain to zero by 2035. A carbon-neutral milk chain means that at least the same number of emissions is reduced and removed from the atmosphere as is generated on dairy farms, in transportation, at the plants, in the manufacturing of packaging, and elsewhere along milk’s journey from the farm to the grocery store.
In 2020, Valio set environmental targets based on the Science Based Targets* (SBT) initiative; SBT accepted the targets in early 2021. We are committed to limiting the climate emissions of our production chain to meet the Paris Agreement goal of limiting global warming to an increase of no more than 1.5 degrees Celsius.
In 2020, Valio set science-based targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and now, they have been accepted by the Science Based Targets initiative. Valio is committed to limit the environmental impact of its production chain to an increase of no more than 1.5 degrees Celsius, in accordance with the Paris Climate Agreement.