Sustainability

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

 

 

 

 

Sustainable Strategy

Sustainable strategy is at the core of our Co-operative. It’s how we create long-term value for future generations. We consider the long-term challenges and shifts we face as a global food producer to ensure we are acting and planning today with a long-term view to deliver a sustainable business.

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Sustainable Dairying

Sustainable dairying requires working within the environmental constraints of the land to harness its productive value, creating sustainable livelihoods while meeting the social and environmental expectations of communities and customers to deliver high quality products.

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Sustainable Operations

Sustainable operations means taking care to preserve every drop of natural goodness from the milk we collect. It means operating efficiently, minimising our manufacturing sites’ energy use and emissions and investing in new technologies and equipment.

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Sustainable Consumption

Fonterra is a global company, exporting products to more than 100 countries. As the world’s largest exporter of dairy products, we have significant influence over the impact of dairy products around the world. The primary impact of our products is on the health and wellbeing of our consumers.

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Why did we do the report?
Why did we do the report?
Gary Philip - GM Group SR Reporting
Climate Change and Fonterra
Climate Change and Fonterra
Francesca Eggleton - Manager, Group Environment Social Responsibility
Our People
Our People
Matt Trent - Manager, Social Responsibility

 

 

 

Fonterra's 10 Priority Sustainability Goals

Our Opportunity

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.

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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.

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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.

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Scale

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.

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Our ambition

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.

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Our Approach

Nutrition

  • 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

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Environment

  • 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

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Community

  • 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

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