Royal FrieslandCampina working towards efficient and sustainable production chains

10 June 2013

Royal FrieslandCampina is working towards efficient and sustainable production chains, from sustainable dairy farming and the purchase of sustainable raw materials through to reduced energy and water consumption and waste water discharge at its production plants. The company is committed to climate-neutral growth based on renewable energy, preferably generated by its own member dairy farmers. Members of the dairy cooperative are also being encouraged to produce green energy using wind turbines, solar panels and biogas.

FrieslandCampina supports the Dutch government’s 16% renewable energy target for 2020 by setting its own ambitious energy and climate targets based on the national goal. The company’s agenda is:

  • 20 percent energy efficiency improvement;
  • to achieve 100% green electricity consumption by 2020;
  • to achieve climate-neutral growth;
  • to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (based on a covenant with the government).

 

On the right track
FrieslandCampina’s CSR Director Frank van Ooijen commented: ‘We are delighted with the support we were given on the Greenpeace website last Wednesday following the publication of our energy and climate targets. It confirms to our employees and member dairy farmers that we are on the right track, which is a huge boost to their morale.’

EU targets
FrieslandCampina also believes that reaffirming the EU targets for cutting greenhouse gas emissions, generating renewable energy and reducing energy consumption in the 2020-2030 period will support a consistent and structured EU policy framework for climate and energy as part of the broader aim of maintaining a global average temperature rise below 2 degrees Celsius.

For more information about FrieslandCampina’s energy and climate policy, see FrieslandCampina CSR report for 2012.