Last night Fonterra handed out 18 awards at its annual Best Site Cup ceremony which recognises excellence in manufacturing and transport.
Now in their 15th year, the awards recognise great work in a range of areas from sustainability, culture, innovation and efficiency.
“In addition to the normal conditions they have to contend with, like natural weather events and the peak of milk processing, this year the team also had to operate under tight COVID-19 restrictions.
“Despite these restrictions the 26 sites across rural New Zealand managed to collect 17 billion litres of our farmers’ milk and processed that into almost 3 million tonnes of high-quality dairy products, shipped to 140 countries.”
The awards spark a bit of friendly competition between sites and while not everyone takes home a cup it’s a great chance to celebrate some exceptional work, including:
Edendale secured one of the biggest awards of the night – the Transformation Cup win was down to their sustained performance over the last three years across budget, team engagement and product quality. The Best Big Site Cup win reflects consistent performance during peak.
Northland site Kauri was recognised for its sustained health and safety performance, good culture and engagement with the local community, including supporting with flood relief.
For the second year in a row Stirling has taken home the Best Small Site Cup. The team was rewarded for its health and safety performance this season.
Best medium site cup winners
Lower North island site Pahiatua has secured the Sustainability Cup for the second year running by continuing to focus on reducing water, energy and waste.
A real success story for the site was achieving three water neutral days last season.