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Valio’s Climate Programme

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Valio’s Climate Programme

Valio’s ambitious climate programme consists of concrete actions to cut the carbon footprint of milk to zero by 2035. The challenge is not an easy one, because food production generates emissions that cannot be completely avoided. So, how to cut production chain emissions without offsetting them?

On our way!

The roadmap to carbon-neutral milk sets out the actions, timelines and targets by which to achieve the same level of greenhouse gases generated and sequestrated from milk production in 2035. Together, reducing emissions, a circular economy and carbon sinks will cut milk’s carbon footprint to zero.

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Tools we have developed

We actively support our dairy farmers in the reduction of emissions. We have developed Valio Carbo® Farm Calculator to help each farm measure the carbon footprint of their raw milk. The results of the individual farms are used to estimate the total carbon footprint of the milk received by Valio. The calculation model was developed by Valio and is based on IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) recommendations. The model has been certified by the independent Carbon Trust organisation. In addition to the carbon footprint, the calculator is used to calculate acidification and eutrophication potential.

In 2022 we published a Climate Guide for Dairy Farms (in Finnish and Swedish), which offers comprehensive information and practical guidance on reducing milk’s carbon footprint.

Below we have outlined the emissions reduction targets and what we are doing to get our milk carbon footprint to zero by 2035.


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Valio’s emissions reductions

Valio’s emissions reductions

We are reducing our emissions in line with our climate roadmap. By 2022, Valio Finland’s total emissions had decreased by 10% from year 2019. Our climate targets are science-based.

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