Arla Foods Bangladesh Limited, the local subsidiary of Danish multinational dairy cooperative Arla Foods, and the producer of the country’s most loved milk powder brand DANO for 60 years, has recently initiated its distributor employee insurance program through a signed agreement with Delta Life Insurance at the Arla Bangladesh HQ.
Through this agreement Arla Bangladesh will facilitate insurance services for 1498 employees of its distributors across all the divisions of the country. This will include sales representatives, delivery personnel, drivers, warehouse keepers, office staffs along with other members of each business entity, each receiving up to BDT 175,000 in health and life insurance coverage.
Peter Hallberg, Managing Director of Arla Foods Bangladesh Limited and Dr. Ashraf Uddin, Executive Director of Delta Life Insurance Company Ltd. signed the agreement in the presence of Jan-Erik Nilsén, Head of Finance; Hossain Md. Ruhin Sabbir, Senior Sales Operations Manager and Md. Junayed, Sales Operations Executive of Arla Foods Bangladesh and Md. Nahid Hasan, Senior Relationship Manager of Delta Life Insurance Company Limited.
“We at Arla, believe in sustainable business practices. Sustainability, for us, is only about ensuring the wellbeing of internal team members but also about the people contributing to our growth in the entire value chain. Based on our beliefs, we try to lead by example in our industry. This initiative is a staunch testament of those beliefs,” said Peter Hallberg stressing on the importance of the distributor employee insurance program
Arla Foods Bangladesh Ltd has been operating in Bangladesh since 2014 along with its FSSC 22000 (V5) certified packaging facility located in Konabari, Gazipur. Its portfolio currently includes Dano Power, Dano Growth Shakti and Dano Daily Pushti, providing dairy nourishment and nutrition to almost 1.5 crore Bangladeshi consumers every month.
Arla Foods is an international dairy company owned by 9,400 farmers from Denmark, Sweden, the UK, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands. Arla Foods is one of the leading players in the international dairy arena with well-known brands like Arla®, Lurpak®, Puck®, Castello® and Dano®. Arla Foods is focused on providing good dairy nourishment from sustainable farming and operations and is also the world's largest manufacturer of organic dairy products. Dano® gives access to milk to millions of Bangladesh people at an affordable price. The company has already created over 1600 direct and additional indirect jobs with its operation in Bangladesh.