Nourishing by nature

Providing people around the world with the right nutrition is the challenge. Milk, by nature, contains essential nutrients such as proteins, vitamins B2 and B12, and minerals such as calcium. By offering trustworthy and tasty dairy products, FrieslandCampina is contributing towards safeguarding food and nutrient security. FrieslandCampina also strives to limit the pressure on natural sources and the environment.

Every day millions of consumers around the world enjoy FrieslandCampina’s innovative and tasty dairy products. FrieslandCampina brings the best of two worlds together by combining the professionalism and entrepreneurship of its member dairy farmers with the (international) expertise, customer-orientation and experience of the Company and its employees.

FrieslandCampina is committed to high standards in the field of food safety, the personal safety of its employees, quality, sustainability and transparency throughout the entire production chain: ‘from grass to glass’. This lays the foundations for customer and consumer trust in the products and safeguards the continuity that is the hallmark of the Company and the Cooperative.

FrieslandCampina believes in shared values: the simultaneous achievement of a good income for member dairy farmers, added-value for customers and consumers, and personal growth and career perspectives for employees. At the same time FrieslandCampina is an added-value for the communities in which it operates. This is how opportunities are created and perspectives are offered to all stakeholders.

Care for the cow

No matter how economically efficient and up-to-date a farm’s operations, every dairy farmer knows his or her cows and has a connection with them. Care begins with knowledge of the land and the cultivation of grass and other feed crops. A dairy farmer sees and works with the cows several times a day and, thanks to an increasing wealth of data, gets to know them better and better. Their behaviour and health and the quality of the milk they produce are constantly checked and their feed is tuned to their needs. Dairy farming is a profession.

Valuable nutrients

Cereals, vegetables, fruit, nuts, fish, meat and milk have played a major role in human nutrition since time immemorial. They supply the nutrients people need on a daily basis to breathe, grow, move, recover and develop. These products are recommended worldwide as part of a healthy diet. Milk and milk products are important because of the protein, vitamins B2 and B12, and minerals such as calcium. Over the centuries, in different cultures and uses, there has been a constant development of new applications in response to people’s local needs and tastes. FrieslandCampina focuses its innovations on producing healthy, responsible and tasty foods in which the nutritional advantages of milk are utilised in the best possible way.

The cow

Milk is the result of the cow’s ability to convert grass, which humans cannot digest, into a valuable food. By maintaining their pasture land dairy farmers play an important role in preserving the cultural landscape. Further increasing the sustainability of dairy farming and the dairy sector is a key spearhead in the policy of FrieslandCampina and the dairy sector. Energy & climate, animal welfare and putting cows out in the meadow to graze play a major role in this. New steps have been taken to retain meadow grazing and improve the mineral efficiency and reduction of greenhouse gases.

FrieslandCampina as an employer

FrieslandCampina wants to be an inspiring and dependable employer that offers its employees opportunities, relevant training and education and a good and safe working environment. The Company’s business culture and working environment are aimed at facilitating the maximum development of individual talents. Inspiring and motivating employees and promoting entrepreneurship are the key factors. Employees are encouraged to set an example in the fields of safety, taking on challenges together, developing together, taking responsibility and being decisive and energetic. This allows employees to contribute towards the achievement of the Company’s ambitions.

rieslandCampina wants to be an inspiring and dependable employer that offers its employees opportunities, relevant training and education and a good and safe working environment. The Company’s business culture and working environment are aimed at facilitating the maximum development of individual talents. Inspiring and motivating employees and promoting entrepreneurship are the key factors. Employees are encouraged to set an example in the fields of safety, taking on challenges together, developing together, taking responsibility and being decisive and energetic. This allows employees to contribute towards the achievement of the Company’s ambitions.

Stakeholder involvement

FrieslandCampina wants to be of consequence for the communities in which it is active. Dairy farmers in Asia and Africa are offered guidance via the Dairy Development Programme. Children receive information about healthy eating and getting enough exercise. In a number of countries support is offered through school programmes and through participation in programmes related to nutrition and nutrient security.