Arla is owned by our dairy farmers and we work to get the best possible price for the milk they deliver so that they are able to invest in their farms and even expand in order to bring more milk to the world.
The cooperative philosophy
The money that Arla Foods makes when you buy our products is equally split between each litre of milk that our owners have supplied. Every year the farmers invest some of their earnings back into the business so it can develop – to secure their own future and the future of the next generation of farmers. That’s the cooperative philosophy.
Our 13,500 current owners are based in seven countries: Sweden, Denmark, the UK, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. Each of them has a vote in the cooperative democracy.
Read more about the democratic system – it really is quite interesting!