Graham Wilkinson, agriculture director at Arla Foods UK said, “It is hugely significant that Morrisons is supporting the Arla UK 360 program across all of its Arla supplied milk. This level of support for our farmer owners creates real scale to the Arla UK 360 program and its continued development.”
The move means that Arla farmer owners aligned with Morrisons will transition to the Arla UK 360 standards in the coming months with a target to have reached the standards by October 2019.
The standards cover all six areas of the 360 model: animal health, people, environment and natural resources, community, economic reinvestment and resilience, and research and development.
Arthur Fearnall, a Morrisons aligned owner and member of Arla’s board of directors, said, “The more support we can secure for the Arla UK 360 program, the greater the number of Arla’s farmer owners that can participate. Creating one standard for our customers that leads the UK industry, provides increased financial return for farmers and flexibility for research and development to continuously improve our industry.
“We are delighted that Morrisons will be investing in Arla UK 360 across its entire Arla milk supply meaning around 200 farmers will benefit from their additional support.”