Reducing our Emissions


Addressing climate change is one of the most challenging global issues facing the dairy industry, and it’s a key focus for Fonterra.

A strong healthy environment is the foundation for a strong economy and sustainable dairy farming.
New Zealand is producing some of the best milk with the lowest footprint.

The carbon footprint of New Zealand’s on-farm milk supply is less than one-third of the global average and up to 30% lower than greenhouse gas footprints of European and North American milk production.

A litre of milk produced in New Zealand creates 0.91 kg of CO2 emissions – compared to the global average of 2.5 kg of CO2 emissions.