Sustainability

Food consumption and food production have globally significant impacts on the environment, society, animals and people’s lives. We want to do our part in solving global challenges. Responsibility for the environment, the economy, people and society is embedded in everything we do. Valio’s cornerstones of sustainability are the cooperative approach, animal welfare and sustainable milk production through which we create jobs and wellbeing in Finland.

Sustainability management

A cooperative approach and Valio’s shared values, mission and vision are the cornerstones of our operations. Valio’s Code of Conduct and other policies guide our operations.

We want to be a frontrunner in promoting wellbeing and sustainable lifestyles, in advancing the target of a carbon-neutral milk chain and in safeguarding the vitality of nature. Our owners are Finnish dairy farms and we always pay out our profits to the farms.

Values based management

Sustainable dairy production

We are aware of our environmental and climate impacts, and it is our responsibility to reduce them. We are reducing emissions, growing carbon sinks, working to increase biodiversity and creating circular economy solutions.

Climate and biodiversity

Animal welfare 

Animal welfare is the foundation of our operations. We take care of the health of animals, the opportunity for species-specific behaviour, a good environment, and nutritional quality. At Valio dairy farms, taking care of animals is much more than work, it’s a lifestyle.

Animal welfare at the core

Sustainability in production

We take care of people, the quality of food products, resource-smart production, and we continuously develop our packaging.

Read about sustainability in production operations

Transparent sourcing

Food safety and the high quality of our products are the foundation of our responsible sourcing. We know the origin of the raw materials we use, and we expect our suppliers to commit to our responsible ways of working.

Read about sourcing

Sustainability reports 

In Valio’s annual Sustainability Report, we communicate extensively about our work to improve the wellbeing of people, animals and the environment.

Read Sustainability Reports
For us, sustainability means concrete actions from the dairy farm to the dinner table.

In cooperatives, all profits are distributed to Finnish dairy farms.

When you buy Valio products, you support Finnish food producers.

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Valio will cut milk’s carbon footprint to zero by 2035

Every day, we work to reduce emissions and to grow carbon sinks.

Climate programme