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1 Dec 2015

Arla Foods

Arla Foods press release announcing human rights impact assessments in Nigeria & Senegal

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Arla has operations across the world and acknowledges that it has a responsibility for managing our impacts on society, the environment and the people who interface directly or indirectly with our products and production. Our objective is to develop our business on a foundation of long-term perspectives with respect for, and in harmony with, our surroundings...As part of Arla’s commitment to respecting human rights as outlined in the UN Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights and our Human Rights Policy, we assess our human rights impact when establishing a presence in a new market. The purpose of these assessments is to identify and prevent as far as possible actual and potential adverse human rights effects caused by Arla’s business activities, in particular in developing countries. Furthermore, we want to understand which mitigation measures can be taken to contribute to the development of a sustainable local dairy sector and identify Arla’s potential role in these. During July and August, 2015, we conducted Human Rights Assessments in Nigeria and Senegal...