Cooperative and farmers
FrieslandCampina is one of the world’s largest dairy companies and has a cooperative tradition stretching back more than 140 years (to 1871 to be precise). Via Zuivelcoöperatie FrieslandCampina U.A. the member dairy farmers in the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium own 100 percent of Royal FrieslandCampina N.V. All member dairy farmers are independent entrepreneurs. Their expertise and professionalism helps FrieslandCampina guarantee quality, safety and sustainability. On behalf of its member dairy farmers, FrieslandCampina strives for sustainable growth and value creation.
The cooperative and the company
In this short FrieslandCampina film you can learn more about the relation between the cooperative and the company. Via Zuivelcoöperatie FrieslandCampina U.A. the member dairy farmers in the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium own 100 percent of Royal FrieslandCampina N.V.
Continuity and sustainable growth
The 18,906 member dairy farmers (13,300 member dairy farms) jointly form the Cooperative. The Cooperative’s geographical area of operations is divided into 21 districts. Each district has 10 chosen representatives. Together the 210 members of the District Boards form the Cooperative’s Member Council. The Board has nine members. Each member can apply for a seat on the Board. A Selection Committee selects the candidates and issues a proposal to the Member Council, which ultimately selects each new Board Member.
The Board, together with four Supervisory Board members from outside the Cooperative, jointly form the Supervisory Board of the company. The Chairmen’s Meeting is comprised of the 21 district chairmen, who act as a sounding board for the Board.
Cooperative owns the company
The Cooperative holds all the shares in the capital of Royal FrieslandCampina N.V. The activities of the various subsidiaries are divided over four business groups (as shown in the organogram), each of which ensures the development, production and sale of dairy products in a number of markets and/or geographical areas.
Organisation structure: the company and the cooperativePlease refer to the organisational structure. There you can learn more about FrieslandCampina. Both the cooperative and the company.
Annual milk priceThe price paid for milk is based on the value of the supplied kilograms of protein, fat and lactose in the ratio 10:5:1. The FrieslandCampina performance price comprises the milk price, plus the interest on member certificates and member bonds and the addition to the Company’s general reserve.
Supervisory boardThe Supervisory board has nine members. Four members are from outside of the Cooperative, the others are FrieslandCampina member dairy farmers. Meet the Supervisory board...
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Merger conditions farm milkThe European Commission placed conditions on raw milk when it approved the merger of Friesland Foods and Campina