Sustainability promise

Together we make life better

We offer solutions to meet the ever-changing needs of consumers, society and the environment. This also means that we are aware of our environmental and climate impacts, and take active measures to reduce them. To succeed in this, we have identified five key focus areas for our stakeholders and business operations. They are:

  1. Farmer owned co-operative
  2. Animal welfare
  3. Sustainable milk production
  4. Transparent procurement
  5. Innovations

To us, sustainability is the concrete actions from the dairy farm to the dinner table: from nutrition innovations that improve health to the way we produce milk, everything is executed in accordance with our goal-oriented sustainability program.

Towards carbon neutral dairy 2035

We intend to cut milk’s carbon footprint in Finland to zero by 2035, which means the same amount of emissions is reduced and removed from the atmosphere as is generated at the farms, in transportation, at the plants and in package manufacturing.

Three routes to the goal are:

  1. We increase the amount of carbon dioxide bound into grass fields
  2. We use manure to produce biogas, which is a substitute for fossil fuels
  3. We reduce emissions from organic soil

Valio’s sustainability report is published

Our annual sustainability report, adhering to the Corporate Responsibility Reporting GRI Guidelines, is now ready. We are aware of our environmental and climate impacts, and we want to be a part of the solution to global challenges. Our goal is to cut the carbon footprint of Valio’s milk chain to zero by 2035.

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Dairy farmers help to slow climate change: carbon farmers store carbon dioxide in soil

Dairy farmers help to slow climate change by storing carbon dioxide in soil. There are many ways to do that, and some of them are very traditional.

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Carbon footprint calculations

We must have a detailed view of greenhouse gasses generated throughout dairy products’ life cycles. That way we can make significant improvements towards carbon-neutral milk.

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Dairy farms can take climate action too

Biodiversity and the future of milk production are weekly discussions at the Pelto-Mattila farm in Hausjärvi.

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Valio’s climate targets granted Science Based Targets certification - Valio’s goal is to reset milk’s carbon footprint to zero by 2035

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. Dairy farm greenhouse emissions are monitored with the CARBO® environmental calculator. Over 600 dairy farms have already calculated their carbon footprint as a base for emissions reductions in the future.

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