We’ve been working on our mission since day one: to create innovative solutions that help our customers excel in sustainable milk production to feed the world. We have reached many milestones and are confident we have a positive impact on the lives of our stakeholders.

To meet the upcoming challenges facing the dairy sector, we work on realising our vision for sustainable, profitable and enjoyable dairy farming. We’ve also created a sustainability plan that starts with ourselves and focuses on creating value in close collaboration with our supply chain partners – both upstream and downstream, from our suppliers to our customers. Every action and interaction contributes to making our mission a reality.

The launch of our sustainability plan adds two things to our strategy:

  • A specific focus on the way we do business and run our operations to become a more sustainable company every day. 
  • Clear and transparent qualitative & quantitative targets to communicate our direction and progress, holding us accountable for our commitments.   

An important goal within our plan is to take our stakeholders along in this journey to realise our ambitions together. 

Next steps in the development of our programme
With the launch of our sustainability plan, we have embarked on a journey towards becoming a more sustainable and responsible business. We are committed to continuously work on setting quantitative goals and ambitions and find the right tools to measure our progress and hold ourselves accountable. We do this for our own business, but also to make as big an impact as possible on farms and the dairy sector. We aim to communicate the first quantified goals by the end of 2021.  

Responsible business

Tanja Roeleveld Sustainability Manager

‘We formulated an ambitious programme because we want to run our business responsibly for people, planet and animals. We want to create value and positive impact throughout our value chain. That’s why we will involve all our stakeholders and activate them to contribute. The sum of their actions will make the big difference.’

Why Lely?

Farmers all over the world make choices about how they set up and run their farms. Every day, we help them make the best choices for themselves and their farms. We do this by providing advice and innovative solutions that contribute to efficient farm management. For sustainable milk and meat production. Present and future.