What we stand for

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.

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We’re committed to producing dairy nutrition in a way that cares for people, animals and the land, and brings value to our communities.

Sustainability is core to our strategy.

We expect our performance to be judged on our approach to sustainability. We understand that our customers, our farmers and our own people expect us to have a strong commitment to respecting Australia’s natural resources and the communities we interact with. 

Fonterra Australia Sustainability Update

Sustainability is core to Fonterra’s strategy and in many ways it is the most vital as well as the most challenging.

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  • Address public health challenges by improving the nutritional profile of our products and promoting healthy diets.
  • Improve access to adequate nutrition by developing affordable products tailored to specific nutritional needs of communities.
  • Improve the wellbeing of individuals by leading innovation in advanced dairy nutritional products to address specific health needs.


  • Improve the health and biodiversity of our land and waters by reducing the impacts of farming and manufacturing and working in partnership with others.
  • Lead the transition to a low-carbon future by investing in innovation and infrastructure to remove greenhouse gas emissions from our supply chain.
  • Meet the growing nutritional demand through improvements in productivity and minimising waste from farm to consumer.


  • Support healthy sustainable livelihoods for our farmers by returning the most value from every drop  of milk by moving more of our milk to higher value.
  • Provide positive livelihoods for our people by developing a diverse, skilled and agile workforce and promoting a healthy and safe working environment.
  • Invest in the future of our communities by sharing what we do best and building farming capability in key emerging dairy markets.