NZMP Organic butter goes carbonzero™  

North America is the first region to open up access to carbonzero certified NZMP™ Organic Butter.

NZMP Organic Butter goes carbonzero™

In our latest step forward in passing on the benefits of our sustainability efforts to customers, we’re excited to launch our carbonzero™ certified NZMP Organic Butter to the North American market, the first product in a portfolio of carbonzero™ certified ingredients. 

Kelvin Wickham, AMENA’s CEO, says that carbonzero ingredients, like NZMP™ Organic Butter, can help unlock real benefits for our customers:

“It helps them to meet their sustainability targets, signal environmental values, and grow brand preference and market share through differentiated products.

“Fonterra New Zealand dairy farming already has one of the world’s lowest on-farm carbon footprints, approximately one third of the global average, putting NZMP™ in a strong position to offer sustainability solutions that help customers reduce their environmental impact, while claiming an advantage in the market.”

“It helps them to meet their sustainability targets, signal environmental values, and grow brand preference and market share through differentiated products."

Kelvin Wickham, Fonterra CEO AMENA

To become carbonzero™ certified, Fonterra has partnered with an independent company called Toitu Envirocare. This company measures the impact of producing the NZMP Organic Butter, all the way from farm and manufacturing, through to distribution and even the disposal of packaging by customers.  Understanding our footprint means we can offset our impact with high quality carbon credits from projects, including native forest regeneration in New Zealand and Gold Standard renewable energy projects.

Leading the transition to a low carbon future is a priority in our strategy. Achieving carbonzero™ certification for products like Organic Butter is a great way for us to help our customers and the environment in the short-term, while we work towards net zero in our operations.

Lara Phillips, Senior Manager of Fonterra Sustainability Solutions says: “We are delighted we can offer NZMP customers a way to contribute to a lower carbon future and welcome the opportunity to work with them on making more NZMP ingredients carbonzero™ certified”.

NZMP™ Organic Butter carbonzero™ certified is currently available to customers in the USA. Over time, to support customer needs and demand, NZMP™ will look to broaden the portfolio to more product categories and regions.

This has been a great example of Good Together, with many parts of the business working together to make this launch happen.

To find out more please visit NZMP ingredients