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New Zealand

South Bloc Refurbishment Smashes Targets 

This week marks the official opening of Fonterra’s new office in Hamilton South Bloc. With sustainability a strategic priority for the Co-operative finding a way to reduce waste from the fit out was an important part of the project and brief to Livingstone Building.

June 21, 2024


Sustainability – Proquip, Fonterra and the Circular Economy

Since the closure of Fonterra’s ethanol plant at its Edgecumbe site in 2020 (Check) the site has been working to recycle the old kit – and with the help of Proquip, it’s managed to recycle a remarkable 98%.

May 21, 2024

New Zealand

Powering up while bringing emissions down: Manufacturing process heat

We are already well underway with shifting our manufacturing operations to renewable energy sources. Over the past six years, we have carried out decarbonisation projects at five different sites and we’re looking forward to continuing this momentum.

May 06, 2024


Introducing: Fonterra’s new Sustainability Advisory Panel Members

Fonterra is pleased to announce two new Sustainability Advisory Panel Members – the new Chair Rachel Taulelei (Ngāti Raukawa ki te Tonga, Ngāti Rārua) and new member and current Fonterra farmer Adrian Ball.

March 13, 2024


Cheese from trees: Fonterra Stirling site running on wood biomass

Fonterra’s Stirling manufacturing site is celebrating becoming the Co-op’s first manufacturing site in the South Island to get off coal and the first site to be running on 100% renewable thermal energy.

March 06, 2024


A century of family farming

She’s a registered nurse but it’s caring for cows rather than patients that spins Megan Moore’s wheels these days.

March 01, 2024


Tailored support helps farmer reach the summit

As a strong dairy co-op, Fonterra understands the importance of providing comprehensive assistance to farmers, including a range of services at no extra cost.

February 01, 2024

Our Whānau

Linda Mulvihill’s Antarctic expedition

At the beginning of November 2023, Linda Mulvihill, Fonterra’s GM Energy & Climate, flew to Ushuaia, Argentina, where she boarded a ship and began a 19-day voyage to Antarctica.

January 18, 2024

New Zealand

Fonterra launches a unique hybrid emissions reduction solution in Palmerston North

We have recently commissioned our first high temperature heat pump and solar thermal plant combination at the Fonterra Brands New Zealand Palmerston North manufacturing site, where much of the fresh white milk for the North Island is produced.

January 11, 2024