Caring for people is at the core of our Co-operative. We’re doing what’s right in how we operate, provide employment, and enhance livelihoods.

We’re mindful of the impact our scale and reach can have on people’s diets, their livelihoods and society as a whole. From providing safe and healthy nutrition, through the way we care for our farmers and employees throughout our value chain, to the way we support our local communities at home and abroad.

Caring for our communities

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.

A community of people working together 

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. 

At the heart of 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.

We'd love to show you around

We’re super-proud of our farms and manufacturing sites. Come on in and have a look at what goes on behind the scenes.

Getting the school day off to a flying start

KickStart breakfast has served more than 30 million breakfasts and runs in more than 1000 schools nationwide.

Fonterra in the community

Explore some incredible community projects, stories about ingenuity and innovation and news about our amazing farmers and customers.