What we stand for

Making a positive difference 

The dairy industry is built from the ground up, and we are committed to making a positive difference to our people, our farmers, our customers, our communities and environments where we operate. 

Dairy is a highly nutritious food. Our ambition is to provide high-quality dairy foods that meet specific consumer needs and life stages, and we make sure we produce and deliver them as efficiently as possible.  As global dairy consumption rises, our Australian dairy is being exported to markets around the world, and we hope this growing success story will boost confidence, and therefore investment, in the Australian dairy industry.

Fonterra Grass Roots Fund

Fonterra’s Grass Roots Fund aims to sustain healthy, vibrant communities by sponsoring ideas, projects and initiatives that make a real impact.

Since 2011, Fonterra has supported over 300 initiatives that focus on bringing communities together, caring for the environment and promoting healthy lifestyles and dairy nutrition.   

Anchor Dairy Fund

Our Anchor™ Dairy Fund, launched in November 2015, invests 5c+ from every bottle of Anchor Fresh Milk sold back into sustainable farming projects

Proud to be a Chef

Every year we select a group of Australia’s most talented apprentice chefs to participate in the Fonterra Proud to be a Chef  program. It’s part of our commitment to the foodservice industry and culinary standards in Australia.

Proud to be a Chef  is a diverse and fast-paced mentoring program led by inspirational, Australian masterchefs, and gives each finalist the chance to foster life-long relationships within the foodservice community.

The winning apprentice receives an international culinary scholarship tailored to their personal interests and goals as a professional chef.


We encourage our employees to volunteer their service to assist community-based, not for profit organisations and offer them one day per year of paid leave to support their efforts.

With many of our sites located in regional areas, we also encourage voluntary membership of Emergency Services who play an essential role in the event of an emergency such as flooding or bushfires.