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Global recognition for Fonterra Sustainability Report

  • March 15, 2019
  • 2 min read

Fonterra is a finalist in the prestigious CR Reporting Awards 2019, which recognise the very best in corporate reporting worldwide.

As the only New Zealand company represented this year, the co-operative’s Sustainability Report 2017 has been shortlisted in the top 10 for the ‘Best Report’ and ‘Openness and Honesty’ categories.

Fonterra’s Director of Sustainability Carolyn Mortland says the team is delighted.

We recognise the importance of being open with all stakeholders about our commitments and the progress we’re making to help build a better future for our communities. Our annual Sustainability Report, which is independently assured, is one of the ways we do that.

Carolyn Mortland, Fonterra’s Director of Sustainability

Fonterra 2017 Sustainability Report

“Entering awards like this helps us to see where we’re at and where we can get better in terms of sharing our social and environmental commitments. To be named a finalist reassures us that we’re on the right track, and all the credit goes to the team who worked on the report,” says Mortland.

“We recognise the importance of being open with all stakeholders about our commitments and the progress we’re making to help build a better future for our communities. Our annual Sustainability Report, which is independently assured, is one of the ways we do that.”

Launched in 2007 to identify and acknowledge excellence in corporate responsibility reporting, the CR Reporting Awards are the only independent, global annual awards in this field. 

The awards are organised by CorporateRegister.com. The more than 50,000 reporting stakeholders who are registered users of the website are entitled to vote for the best awards across the eight categories. Online voting is open from mid-March, with the winners due to be announced in May 2019.

The Best Report category looks at five essential elements – content, communication, credibility, commitment, and comparability – while the Openness and Honesty award is for the report that gives a balanced picture, telling both the good and bad news.

Fonterra’s Sustainability Report 2017

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Fonterra’s Sustainability Report 2018

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Further information about the Co-operative’s progress is available at www.fonterra.com/sustainability