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Minimising food waste

Because we are a farmer-owned cooperative, the most precious ingredient is the raw milk from our farms, and we strive towards not wasting a single drop, so we minimise food waste as much as possible.

We have made significant efforts towards efficiency in our own production processes while also providing consumers with smart ways to get the most of our dairy products, and we direct surplus food as much as possible to food banks across Europe.

Actions we’ve taken to minimise food waste…

Optimised production
Optimised production

In our own dairies, we work constantly to optimise production while minimising waste, through intelligent technology and close collaboration with customers and suppliers. From 2015 to 2019, we have reduced food waste in our production sites by 27%.

Precise packaging
Precise packaging

Good packaging is crucial in maximising the freshness and shelf life of our products. And if we make our packaging easy to fold and fully empty, in the right size for every product and occasion, less food goes to waste.

Tips and tricks
Tips and tricks
We encourage our consumers to cut down on home waste by offering tips and tricks for getting the most out of our products, from weekly dinner plans to clever ways to use leftovers.
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Feed Those in Need

Through our long-standing collaborations with local food banks across Europe, we are helping supply enough food for 2,800,000 meals every year.

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Let it Last

New “Often Good After” labels on our dairy products help cut food waste at home by encouraging people to enjoy their dairy products a bit longer. 

Our global
ambition

  • 50% reduction in food waste from 2015 to 2030 at a processing level for all raw materials in terms of food ingredients.

The UN Global Goals of Sustainable Development

The UN Global Goals of Sustainable Development

Our efforts to minimise food waste supports UN SDGs

  • No. 2 - Zero Hunger by reducing food waste and ensuring any surplus food is put back into the food system or donated.
  • No. 12 - Responsible Consumption & Production by reducing food waste in our supply chain by 50% 2015-2030 and providing guidance for consumers to avoid food waste at home.
  • No. 17 - Partnerships for the Goals by working with suppliers and customers to reduce food waste in our supply chain.