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Coal not in Fonterra's future

Fonterra has been working on its transition to renewable energy for some time and says it can, and will, get out of coal, with a couple of practical constraints.

Innovation

Fonterra’s Te Awamutu site moves to pellet power

Fonterra is taking another step forward in its commitment to renewable energy as it announces that its Te Awamutu site will be coal free next season.

January 30, 2020

Innovation

Fonterra to explore opportunities in complementary nutrition

Fonterra has taken a stake in Motif Ingredients, a US-based food ingredients company that develops and commercialises bio-engineered animal and food ingredients.

February 27, 2019

Innovation

From plastic to posts

Fonterra has teamed up with Kiwi-owned start up, Future Post™, to turn milk bottles and other soft plastics into fence posts for kiwi farms.

November 11, 2018

Innovation

Fonterra ‘matchmaking service’ set to transform work at the Co-op

Fonterra employees will be able to spend up to a third of their time on projects outside their day jobs in what is believed to be a New Zealand-first initiative.

September 11, 2018

Innovation

Creative tea and coffee trends good news for NZ dairy

It’s tea, but not as you know it. Right now people are adding more than just milk and sugar to their cuppa’s and Fonterra is set to meet the demand for adventurous tea and coffee drinks around the world.

June 21, 2018

Innovation

Half a million litres of Pahiatua groundwater to be saved every day

Half a million litres of Pahiatua groundwater (about the same as 18 milk tanker loads) will be saved every day thanks to the development and installation of a ground-breaking reclaimed water system at the local Fonterra site.

June 19, 2018

Innovation

Fonterra joins international drive to prevent malnutrition in the elderly

In a quest to find solutions to the growing issue of malnourishment in older people, Fonterra has joined with 24 scientific and nutritional organisations in a major international project. Older people in many countries, including New Zealand, are at higher risk of health issues because of poor nutrition.

June 14, 2018

Innovation

Fonterra Launches cutting edge technology, taking health and safety into the 22nd century

Virtual reality technology will allow employees at Fonterra to navigate manufacturing and distribution sites from any location, cutting onboarding times and reducing costs for health and safety training.

March 07, 2018

Innovation

Cardboard creativity pays dividends for Fonterra

March 06, 2018