Glossary and reporting definitions

  • Dairy Sustainable Framework (DSF)

    The Dairy Sustainability Framework (DSF) is a global cooperation project managed by the Global Dairy Agenda for Action (GDDA) which various stakeholders from the global dairy sector are involved in.

  • Energy efficiency

    The amount of energy used (electricity, natural gas, steam, diesel and oil) in gigajoule (GJ) for the production of a ton end product.

  • Foqus planet

    Foqus planet is the quality and sustainability programme for the member dairy farmers in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. Foqus planet has four main themes and three parts. The main themes are farm, cow, feed and milk. These themes are reflected in the three parts, being basic requirements, outdoor grazing and sustainable development. In the area of sustainable development member dairy farmers can be rewarded with the Foqus planet premium.

  • Greenhouse gas emissions

    Greenhouse gas emissions: climate-neutral growth related to greenhouse gas emissions. The net greenhouse gas emissions of FrieslandCampina are connected to the objective of climate-neutral growth. This concerns the Greenhouse Gas protocol-based emissions of the dairy farms, transport of milk from the farms to the production locations, transport between production locations and to buyers. The greenhouse gas emissions are (administratively) compensated by the purchasing of Guarantees of Origin (see below).

  • Guarantees of Origin / Green certificates

    Guarantees of Origin or green certificates are certificates issued for each MWh electricity from renewable energy sources (wind, solar energy, co-fermentation of biomass, manure fermentation). FrieslandCampina buys these certificates to guarantee that the electricity used in the production locations of FrieslandCampina are from a renewable source.

  • GRI-G4

    Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G4 is an international guideline for reporting on sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility. It can be found at the CSR download page.

  • ISO standards

    A set of standards with specifications related to the quality management systems of an organisation (ISO 9001), the environmental management systems (ISO 14001) and implementation of CSR (ISO 26000).

  • MJA3

    The multi-year energy efficiency agreements MJA3 is an agreement between the Dutch government and companies, institutions and municipalities regarding more effective and efficient use of energy.

  • Lost time accidents

    The lost time accidents rate indicates how many accidents have taken place per 200,000 hours worked. This is about work-related accidents resulting in at least one calendar day of work lost, excluding the day of the accident. The lost time accidents rate is calculated as follows: (hours lost related to accidents/total number of hours worked) x 200.000.

  • Outdoor grazing

    Grazing for at least 120 days per calendar year for a minimum of 6 hours per day of all milk-producing cows present at the dairy farm. See also: outdoor grazing.

  • Outdoor grazing percentage

    The outdoor grazing percentage indicates the part of dairy farms of FrieslandCampina in the Netherlands applying (partial) outdoor grazing.

  • Partial outdoor grazing

    A minimum of 25 percent of the cattle present at a dairy farm grazes outdoor for at least 120 days per calendar year.

  • RTRS

    The Round Table on Responsible Soy is committed to sustainable production of soy.

  • Trans fat

    Trans fats are created by partially hardening fats (in industrial processes).