Animal feed, breeding and rearing of animals and veterinary health are some of the main issues expressed by our stakeholders in the materiality analysis.
With a strategic track dedicated to sustainable farming in the new Sustainability Strategy, we take an important step forward together with our owners and suppliers in the agricultural sector.
We will use the strengths of our cooperative to facilitate and promote cooperation in the value chain and create a sustainable future for our industry and our business.
Our cooperative owners expect Danish Crown to ensure that the price they receive for the animals they supply is as high as possible, while at the same time delivering a return on the capital which has been invested in the company through generations. This is a focus of all our business units.
The value created by Danish Crown's activities in its subsidiaries worldwide is continuously paid out to our farmer owners as supplementary payments in connection with the closing of the annual accounts. Danish Crown's strategic objective is to increase the price paid for raw materials by 0.60 DKK per kilogramme compared to our competitors in Germany, France, the Netherlands and Spain.
As we operate in a value chain with an impact on the environment and society, we are faced with many relevant questions. Over the years, we have found answers to quite a few of the big questions, while others are still unanswered, and new ones turn up all the time. The list of classic dilemmas relating to agricultural production includes: