Embracing Sustainability

Working together, for tomorrow

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


View and download our latest Sustainability Report:

Our New Zealand farmers are already among the most efficient in the world, with an on-farm carbon footprint approximately one-third of the global average. But we’re not stopping there.

We know we have the opportunity, and the responsibility, to influence for good and make a difference for New Zealand and the world.

Our Sustainability Report shows the progress we’re making towards our environmental, social, and economic targets – while also recognising there is more work to be done.

Our approach

To build a sustainable future we are focused on three goals that go hand-in-hand: healthy people, a healthy environment and a healthy business.

Healthy people is about working together to care for people and make a positive social impact. Healthy environment is about working together to achieve a healthy environment for farming and society. Healthy business is about working together to deliver a sustainable business.

Our commitments 

Our commitments underline the kind of long-term positive difference we want to make for our people and our planet.

We were the first dairy company in New Zealand to have our emission reduction targets validated by the Science Based Target initiative. This is just one of many targets we’ve set, and we’re focused on accelerating progress towards these.

Our progress

Our Co-op measures its performance against our three interconnected goals – healthy people, a healthy environment and a healthy business

Over the past year we’ve made good progress towards all three goals, but have more work to do towards achieving our long-term targets.

Working together, for tomorrow.


Our Sustainability Report is a discussion around the kind of world we want to leave for future generations and how we’re measuring ourselves against that ambition.

Fonterra’s Climate Change Commission Submission

Read our submission to the Climate Change Commission’s draft recommendations and how broadly speaking the commissions views are in line with the direction we’re already taking as part of our strategy to put sustainability at the core everything we do.