We are working together to care for our land and make a positive impact on society, and this means:
Addressing your health challenges
Address public health challenges by improving the nutritional value of our products in the promotion of healthy diets.
Looking after our people
Provide positive employment for our people by promoting a healthy and safe working environment and developing a diverse, skilled, and agile workforce.
Doing business the right way
Improve the health of our communities by doing business in the right way, sharing what we do best and playing our part to build resilient, sustainable communities.
Our Co-operative was created through a community of people working together to help each other.
The communities we are part of have always been important to us, and it's through Hapori - meaning community, kinship and coming together for a common cause that we intend to continue, to create meaningful impact in our communities.
We support a wide range of initiatives & projects throughout regional New Zealand. These include school groups, educational groups, charitable trusts, sports clubs and local emergency services for a wide range of environmental, community and health and safety initiatives.
Kristy McGregor, a Fonterra farmer supplier in Horowhenua, has launched Shepherdess, a magazine for and about rural women. She’s never had any publishing experience, just a mission and some passion and now her hard work’s being recognised
Fonterra has recently signed up as a foundation donor partner to the newly created New Zealand Food Network, a food charity that stores and re-distributes large volumes of surplus and donated food.
As parts of New Zealand still face a long recovery from a severe drought, it’s important now more than ever to stay focused on our water goals.
As a Co-operative owned by 10,000 farming families, we recognise the enormous contribution small and medium-sized businesses make to New Zealand’s economy and we want to play our part in supporting our country’s economic recovery.
We’re super-proud of our farms and manufacturing sites. Come on in and have a look at what goes on behind the scenes.
KickStart breakfast has served more than 30 million breakfasts and runs in more than 1000 schools nationwide.
Explore some incredible community projects, stories about ingenuity and innovation and news about our amazing farmers and customers.
Inclusivity and Innovation key to success. With more than 40 different ethnicities across a team of nearly 400 and 14 different languages spoken by our leaders across site alone, our team at the FRDC truly is a culturally diverse bunch.
December 11, 2020
With one and a half decades of experience in cheese making, Cathy Lang knows her stuff when it comes to cheese and is excited to be involved in NZ Trade and Enterprise’s international “Made with Care” campaign.
October 21, 2020
It might be whitebait season right now but a community in Northland is more set on making new homes for the silvery-white fish than catching them.
October 13, 2020
Lacking motivation? COVID getting you down? Let Jackson Flinn be your inspiration.
September 25, 2020
Fonterra has recently signed up as a foundation donor partner to the newly created New Zealand Food Network.
September 14, 2020
When COVID-19 first hit New Zealand’s shores Fonterra stepped up to help make hand sanitiser and some of its employees volunteered their time to make face masks. Now the Co-op’s offering another hand – this time to help develop a vaccine.
September 03, 2020
When Dave Sattler went for a weekend climb up his beloved maunga, Mt Taranaki, he never expected to he’d have to take part in a rescue involving underwear.
August 28, 2020
As parts of New Zealand still face a long recovery from a severe drought, it’s important now more than ever to stay focussed on our water goals.
August 26, 2020
When Sanjeev Kumar moved to New Zealand from India as a student five years ago he never imagined he’d end up driving Fonterra tankers around Bay of Plenty, “I love my job! This has been a life-changing experience for me”.
August 21, 2020
Rewarding an all-round good guy. Combining first-class care for the environment, his animals and local community has seen Whanganui farmer Chris Davison rewarded in a very rare way.
August 20, 2020
Every waking moment for Invercargill farmer Reza Abdul-Jabbar is spent either farming or mucking in to help his community.
August 07, 2020
Farmer, personal trainer, mental health advocate and self-confessed ‘energizer bunny’ - just a few of the many ways to describe Felicity Clark.
July 31, 2020
When COVID-19 ground his eight-year career as a pilot for Air New Zealand to a sudden halt, Henry Lambert decided to turn it into an opportunity for a complete change - to farming.
July 27, 2020
Hawke’s Bay farmers Nick and Nicky Dawson have led a clean sweep for Fonterra suppliers at the 2020 New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards.
July 06, 2020
Hilary Barry’s one of New Zealand’s most well-known and best-loved TV hosts, co-starring alongside Jeremy Wells, every weeknight right after the six o’clock news – on Seven Sharp.
June 29, 2020
As lockdown restrictions took hold in New Zealand and the rest of the world, businesses across the globe fought to secure masks – the best thing since hand sanitiser in the fight against COVID-19.
June 22, 2020