Fonterra's response to The Weekly Times story on the mandatory code of conduct

Fonterra's response to The Weekly Times story on the mandatory code of conduct

Fonterra is aware of today’s The Weekly Times article - Milk processors demand farmers oppose mandatory code of conduct.

Fonterra understands and is a strong supporter of the ADF and ADIC structure. We want to reassure that at no stage have we said we would withdraw funding due to policy differences, including the Dairy Industry Code of Conduct, between the ADF and ADPF. 

It is crucial that processors comply with the voluntary Code, otherwise there will be an issue of unfairness between processors who comply and those who do not. We were one of the first to sign the voluntary Code, and we have complied with the Code since its inception in 2017.

Together with industry, we need to continue to work together and have robust discussions to ensure the long-term sustainability of our industry.