Community

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.

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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 around 400 initiatives that focus on bringing communities together, caring for the environment and promoting healthy lifestyles and dairy nutrition.

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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.

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Foodbank Partnership

Since 2005, we have proudly partnered with Foodbank, the largest hunger relief organisation in Australia.  We are a milk supply partner and also donate our nutritious dairy foods, including cheese, butter, and cream to Foodbank.

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Volunteering

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. 

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