Strong healthy local environments and communities are the foundation for sustainable, profitable dairy farming.
Strong healthy local environments and communities are the foundation for sustainable, profitable dairy farming. That’s why, what we call the “Sustainable Co-operative” is one of our three strategic priorities – alongside Strong V3 Co-operative and Innovative Co-operative
John Wilson and Theo Spierings
Fonterra's 10 Priority Sustainability Goals
Connection with farmers
Farmers are strongly represented in our governance and have a vested interested in ensuring the Co-operative is able to generate long-term value for all stakeholders in the widest sense.
Innovative heritage and culture
Huge productivity gains achieved through generations of innovation have ensured New Zealand dairy farmers are among the most efficient in the world.
End-to-end integrated value chain
The value of our pasture-fed New Zealand dairy products continues to grow in importance and customer demand. We recognised this with the launch of our Trusted Goodness™ quality seal this year.
As one of the world’s largest global dairy businesses and the largest exporter of dairy products, we deliver products to more than 100 countries and are actively involved in a wide range of international forums.
Our ambition is to make a difference in the lives of two billion people by 2025 and we believe we have the opportunity to create the scale of change to help achieve this.
Address public health challenges by improving the nutritional profile of our products and promoting healthy diets
Improve access to adequate nutrition by developing affordable products tailored to specific nutritional needs of communities
Improve the wellbeing of individuals by leading innovation in advanced dairy nutritional products to address specific health needs
Improve the health and biodiversity of our land and waters by reducing the impacts of farming and manufacturing and working in partnership with others
Lead the transition to a low-carbon future by investing in innovation and infrastructure to remove greenhouse gas emissions from our supply chain
Meet the growing nutritional demand through improvements in productivity and minimising waste from farm to consumer
Support healthy sustainable livelihoods for our farmers by returning the most value from every drop of milk by driving volume to higher value
Provide positive livelihoods for our people by developing a diverse, skilled and agile workforce and promoting a healthy and safe working environment
Invest in the future of our communities by sharing what we do best and building farming capability in key emerging dairy markets