We recognise that our customers, our farmers, our people and the communities in which we operate, expect this from us – and we recognise that we can do well and do good; they can work together.
To mark the commitment to sustainability, we have launched our first Sustainability Update for Fonterra Australia. The update is a snapshot of how Fonterra Australia is doing its part to be more sustainable, and draws from the Fonterra Group’s Sustainability Report which looks at our business outcomes on a global scale for 2017/18.
Our sustainability approach is grouped under three pillars:
- Nutrition – working to address public health challenges and improve the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities
- Environment – improve the health and diversity of our land and waters, reduce the impacts of farming and manufacturing, and leading the transition to a low-carbon future
- Community – support healthy sustainable livelihoods for our farmers, our people and for our communities in which we operate.
Some of the ways we’re making a tangible difference to a better future include:
- Our 2018 submission to the Australian Senate Inquiry into the Obesity Epidemic to educate on dairy nutrition and the benefits it brings as a core food group
- 11 years of partnering with Foodbank Australia
- Our work with farmers to support innovative farm projects such as Rigney’s farm in Tasmania, where we’ve assisted in a trial to reintroduce dung beetles to improve soil health and reduce the need for fertilisers
- Supporting our farmers to trial new water saving innovations – an important issue in Australia where farmers around the country have experienced the challenge of drought conditions.
To find out more about how we’re working toward a more sustainable future, you can read the full Sustainability Update for Fonterra Australia.