We’re committed to producing dairy nutrition in a way that cares for people, animals and our environment, and brings value to our communities.
Our New Zealand farmers are already among the most efficient in the world with an on-farm carbon footprint approximately one-third of the global average. But we’re not stopping there. We know we have the opportunity, and the responsibility, to influence for good and make a difference for New Zealand and the world.
We aspire to be Net Zero carbon by 2050 and are investing around $1 billion in sustainability initiatives over the next eight years. We’re upgrading our core manufacturing assets to decarbonise our footprint and improve water use and quality, as well as doubling our innovation efforts to look for solutions to solving the methane challenge.
Healthy freshwater, soil and ecosystems are essential to the long-term success of our business, farmers’ businesses, and to communities.
Cows are the heart of every dairy farm, and their wellbeing is of paramount importance to us.
Prioritising on-farm improvements with Farm Environment Plans. In New Zealand, helping our farmer owners establish a Farm Environment Plan (FEP) is our top priority. Each FEP is unique to the farm, identifying areas of existing strength and prioritising improvement actions.
Check out one of the ways our Farmers are caring for our waterways.
See one way farmers are looking after the land for future generations.
A profitable dairy farm doesn't have to come at the cost of the environment, say South Taranaki dairy farmers Jane and Damian Roper.
May 03, 2021
Trish Rankin, the 2019 Fonterra Dairy Woman of the Year, attended last month’s Harvard Business School’s Agribusiness Seminar in Boston.
February 10, 2020
Because what gets measured, gets managed
July 31, 2019
Volunteers from Fonterra and other environmental initiatives descended on the Ashburton Hakatere River Trail to help plant around 500 trees along the riverbank.
November 22, 2017
Over the past few years Fonterra dairy farmer Stu Muir has been restoring the once stagnant stream on the boundary of his Waikato farm to create 20 whitebait spawning ponds with grasses, flaxes, kahikatia, kowhai, mahoe and other wetland trees.
October 25, 2017
Finding the balance between making a profit and farming sustainably has always been at the forefront of Fonterra farmer Paul Warneford’s mind.
October 20, 2017
Lisa and Paul Charmley won the LIC Dairy Farm Award and the Massey University Award for Innovation in 2017. Paul is a fourth generation farmer, and the couple has transitioned from more traditional methods to a high-tech business. Learn about how they maintain an efficient, tech-savvy farm on our website.
March 28, 2017