Arla has published its full annual report 2015, including all available financial figures, updates on Arla’s strategy, markets, and cost saving programmes.
Arla’s top decision-making body – the Board of Representatives – approved the group’s annual report 2015 at its meeting in Halmstad, Sweden on February 23-24.
2015 was a very difficult year for the global dairy industry and for dairy farmers. In the new annual report, you can read how Arla worked to mitigate the effects of the declining global market by moving more milk into branded sales and foodservice and by reducing costs and becoming even more efficient.
Arla Foods is a global dairy company and co-operative owned by 12,700 dairy farmers with circa 3,000 of whom are British.
Dating back to 1881, Arla’s purpose is to secure the highest value for its farmers’ milk, while creating opportunities for their growth. With production facilities in 11 countries and sales offices in a further 30, Arla is the world’s fifth largest dairy company and largest supplier of organic dairy products. Arla has a total of more than 18,000 colleagues and its products are sold under the well-known brands Arla®, Lurpak® and Castello® in more than 100 countries.
Arla Foods UK is the largest dairy company in the country and is home to leading dairy brands Anchor, Cravendale, and Lactofree. It has a turnover of £2.3 billion. As well as being number one in fresh liquid milk, butter, spreads and cream, Arla is the UK’s largest cheese manufacturer. It has also built the world’s largest fresh milk facility located at Aylesbury and has plans for it to be the first zero carbon site of its kind. The UK business has a team of approximately 3,500 colleagues located at its dairies, distribution centres and head office.