Climate, packaging and animal welfare: Lactalis presents its roadmap

On the packaging side, Lactalis is committed to a more circular economy. 100% of its packaging will thus be eco-designed by 2025, and recyclable by design. To help consumers take their part in this challenge, 100% of packaging will carry a waste management instruction.

Lactalis continues to deploy its CSR strategy and is committed to 3 priority areas: climate, packaging and animal well-being. In 2020, the Group initiated the formalization of its CSR approach by inviting all of its stakeholders, representatives of 14 of its largest host countries, to identify immediate priorities. Several months of work, involving nearly 300 in-house experts, have now enabled it to present its roadmap on the climate, packaging and animal well-being.

Climate Lactalis is committed to the Science Based Targets (SBTi) initiative, and is launching a carbon neutrality approach by 2050. Two intermediate steps allow it to reduce its direct greenhouse gas emissions (known as “scope 1 and 2”) of at least 25% in 2025, and 50% for the Group’s centenary in 2033.

100% of its packaging eco-designed by 2025

On the packaging side, Lactalis is committed to a more circular economy. 100% of its packaging will thus be eco-designed by 2025, and recyclable by design. To help consumers take their part in this challenge, 100% of packaging will carry a waste management instruction. Lactalis will also develop its support for the emergence of sorting and recycling channels where they do not yet exist.

Regarding the question of animal well-being, Lactalis has developed a continuous improvement approach to support partner breeders in terms of animal well-being. By 2023, all of its dairy technicians will be trained in best practices, in order to advise farmers, and by 2025, 100% of direct volumes of milk collected will be subject to a welfare assessment animal on the farm. In addition, certain practices, such as routine dehorning, will be phased out.

In dialogue with its parties concerned, the Group is also continuing to enrich its CSR approach on other essential themes such as social issues, the preservation of biodiversity and forest issues, or the fight against food waste. A dynamic that should enable the Lactalis Group to confirm its ambition for commendable and responsible growth, but also its desire to make an active contribution to accelerating the transition of food systems by relying on its global dimension.

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