We want to play our part in achieving ‘zero waste’ and that means considering what happens to the packaging we use and how we eliminate waste across our value chain.

Our packaging and waste targets

100%

Reusable, recyclable or compostable packaging by 2025

Zero

Solid waste to landfill by 2025

Sustainable Packaging Programme

We have a Sustainable Packaging Programme to help us deliver our target of 100% reusable, recyclable or compostable packaging by 2025. We’re taking action to make our packaging more sustainable, including:

  • Undertaking a review of our packaging footprint
  • Signing NZ’s Plastics Packaging Declaration, strengthening our commitment to sustainable packaging by 2025
  • Building a roadmap to 100% recyclable, reusable, or compostable packaging by 2025
  • Introducing NZ’s first plant-based milk bottles

Collaboration will be crucial to making progress. We are working closely with our suppliers and building relationships to identify suitable alternative materials and formats and also considering the existing and planned collection, sorting and processing capabilities in different regions.

Minimising waste

In addition to finding sustainable packaging solutions, we are continuing to decrease the amount of solid waste we send to landfill from all our operational sites.

When we think about waste streams differently, we can turn them into value streams. Not just reducing environmental impact but also improving business performance for us and farmers. We are looking for circular solutions such as Proliq – a typical waste product from milk processing that we now turn into a nutritious feed product for dairy cows.

We also support a number of food bank initiatives around the world. This helps us reduce food waste and provides good nutrition for those who need it most.