The team & the times
1 Including all average surcharges (Milkmaster bonus, logistics bonus, GMO surcharge and dividend).
2 Price comparison including surcharges and discounts according to German reporting regulations for conventional milk. Without special payment.
They are our greatest strength: the people in the DMK Group. They have once again given their all in 2021. So let's take a look together at the facts and figures surrounding the DMK team. You can also find more details about our progress in 2021 in the chapter „Our DMK“ .
|By occupational status|
|By gender |
|below age 30||928||15,9|
|age 30 to 50||2.790||47,8|
|above age 50||2.118||36,3|
|Average tenure of 13.5 years|
|Employees by type of employment contract||Number||in %|
|Employees covered by collective bargaining agreements1||5.758||98,7|
|DMK GmbH + subsidiaries in which DMK holds min. 75% (region: Germany and the Netherlands), as of: 31.12.2021|
1 Excluding senior executives
2 Excluding seasonal workers
|Our farmers in 2021*||Number|
|Deutsches Milchkontor eG||4.549|
|Contract suppliers to DMK GmbH||17|
* Excluding farmers from member dairies and subsidiarie
|Accident rates in 2021|
|per 1 mill. Working hours||16||23||24|
|Absence time index||0,29||0,33||0,28|
|DMK GmbH + subsidiaries in which DMK holds min. 75% (excl. DP Supply).|
Overview of committee work.
In the past year, we were again in constant exchange with all stakeholders within the DMK Group. Here you will find all the details of our meetings and sessions that took place in 2021.
For the DMK Group, the issue of sustainability has become an essential aspect of its strategic orientation. That is why we approach this important task holistically and work on the farms, in the factories and along the supply chain to make more animal welfare, biodiversity, climate and environmental protection possible while at the same time reducing emissions and energy and water consumption. Of course, this also includes the permanent reduction of waste, the recyclability of packaging and responsible resource management.
In the „Sustainability “ chapter of our annual report, we are happy to tell you more about our work in 2021. Here you will find the corresponding figures.
|Emissionen (Scope 1-3) im Überblick||Anteil in %|
|Purchased feed, fertiliser, etc.||24|
Share of Scope 1-3: Direct emissions and indirect emissions from the value chain
Sustainability on the farms
Animal welfare, biodiversity and environmental and climate protection start on the farm. Here, farmers work for more sustainability every day - for example, with modern animal husbandry and regionally produced feed.
|Housing systems and share in milk volume|
|Farms by type of housing systems||Number||in %||Milk volume (in %)|
|Average of 105 cows per farm|
Sustainability at our factories
Every year, we also look for new ways to use resources such as energy, water and ingredients responsibly at DMK locations.
|Direct energy consumption (kWh)||2021||2020||2019|
|Of which, from non-renewable sources||1.507.157.700||1.512.197.973||1.507.157.710|
|Of which, from renewable sources||12.936.906||14.233.405||14.876.039|
|DMK GmbH incl. all subsidiaries in which DMK holds 75%, excl. DOC Kaas. The basis for the survey of direct energy from non-renewable sources is the energy volumes actually consumed. The basis for the survey of direct energy from renewable sources is the purchase of biomass and the conversion of wood consumption. Biomass at Waren site.|
Measures to reduce energy consumption
|Altentreptow||Water and heat reuse system, optimisation of cooling generation|
|Beesten||New construction of a spray drying plant for waste heat utilisation|
|Bobrow||Conversion to environmentally friendly coolants|
|Dargun||Installation of an efficient compressed air system, construction of a heat exchanger|
|Edewecht||New energy-efficient steam boiler plant, site-wide low-temperature waste heat utilisation, linking of heat sources and sinks|
|Erfurt||Condensate recirculation to utilise the waste heat|
|Everswinkel||Optimisation of the cooling system|
|Hohenwestedt||New construction of an energy-efficient refrigeration plant, construction of a heat swing|
|Holdorf||Infrastructure project for the recycling of condensates, waste heat utilisation as well as the introduction of a new burner technology|
|Hoogeveen||Reduction of air emissions|
|Georgsmarienhütte||Optimisation of the cooling system, site-wide low-temperature waste heat utilisation, linking of heat sources and sinks|
|Neubörger||Commissioning of a new heating and filling plant, installation of a more energy-efficient refrigeration system|
|Nordhackstedt||New construction of a product line according to new energy standards, new construction of a more energy-efficient refrigeration system with safety upgrade|
|Prenzlau||Installation of an energy-efficient cooling system|
|Strückhausen||Construction of a new energy-efficient energy centre with combined heat and power unit, conversion of the refrigeration plant, construction of a more energy-efficient drying plant and reduction of air emissions|
|Waghäusel||Use of a photovoltaic plant|
|Waren||Conversion of the cooling system, construction of a heat swing|
|Zeven||New energy centre with 2 highly efficient steam boiler plants and combined heat and power plant, conversion of the refrigeration plant to increase energy efficiency, waste heat utilisation through spray drying systems.|
|Fresh water m3||Waste water m3|
|Total : 6.795.668,67||Total : 7.022.130,6|
|Own water: 2.270.586,00||Direct discharge: 2.215.689,3|
|External water: 4.525.082,7||Indirect discharge: 4.806.441,4|
DMK GmbH + at least 75% subsidiaries (excluding DC Kaas, sunval)
Measures to optimise water consumption
|Altentreptow||MARS project: Water and heat reuse system|
|Edewecht||Reuse of water, participation in the EU research project "B-WaterSmart|
|Everswinkel||Construction of a rainwater retention basin|
|Hoogeveen||Preparation of brine for reuse|
|Georgsmarienhütte||Waste water treatment of the vapours to reduce emissions|
|Nordhackstedt||Reuse of water for use in the steam boiler, expansion of wastewater treatment, various water-saving measures|
|Strückhausen||Reduction of waste water through optimised cleaning processes in the drying tower|
|Waghäusel||Construction of autoclaves with a water and heat efficiency system|
|Waren||Reduction of wastewater loads|
|By type||Amount in t|
|Reusable packaging materials||6.473,5|
|Residual waste/household waste||766,3|
|Construction and demolition waste||577,8|
|Other (excluding sewage)||240,3|
|DMK GmbH + at least 75% subsidiaries (excluding Altentreptow, Holdorf und DOC)|
|Number of certified cities in 2021|
|International Food Standard (IFS)||8||13|
|British Retail Consortium (BRC)||3||7|
|ISO 22000 / Food Safety System Certification (FSSC) 22000||3||2|
You want to know more?
If you would like to learn more about our work in 2021, you can now find more information in our integrated annual and sustainability report.