Now and for generations to come
The objective of FrieslandCampina is to make sure that the emission of greenhouse gases in the year 2020 is equal to or lower than in 2010. This also applies in case of an increase of the production. This objective covers the greenhouse gases released at the farms of the member dairy farmers, the transport from the farm to the production locations and the processing of dairy.
The table shows the performance with respect to the objectives for this CSR pillar.
In order to realise climate-neutral growth, FrieslandCampina is working on several initiatives for an efficient and sustainable production chain. This means sustainable dairy farms, purchasing sustainable (agricultural) basic materials and reduction of the use of energy for the production of dairy products. Besides, FrieslandCampina encourages member dairy farmers to generate sustainable energy, for example by means of wind turbines, solar panels or biomass, by issuing green certificates. Animal welfare and biodiversity are important to FrieslandCampina as well.
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Sustainable production and sustainable procurement
FrieslandCampina aims for the year 2020 at reducing the use of water by the company or keeping this equal to the level of 2010. For this FrieslandCampina has committed itself to annually reducing the water consumption by an average of 2 percent. Targets have been set for each location based on the availability of water. Thanks to further savings measures, the water consumption (m3 per ton product) of the production locations was reduced by 4.62 m3 to 4.59 m3 per ton product in 2015.
Apart from milk FrieslandCampina also makes use of other agricultural basic materials. FrieslandCampina aims at purchasing agricultural basic materials from fully sustainably managed sources only. Agricultural basic materials that will be purchased from sustainably managed sources include cocoa, soy, palm oil, selected fruits, cane sugar, beet sugar, starch and paper for packaging. These are products with recognised certificates or products for which a plan for sustainable development is drawn up in cooperation with suppliers.
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Animal health and animal welfare
Animal health and animal welfare, as well as biodiversity are also important to FrieslandCampina. That is why we aim for cows that live longer and purchase soy that is certified in conformity with the RTRS (Round Table Responsible Soy) or similar criteria.
Improvement of animal health and animal welfare and lengthening the lives of the animals are important aspects of the Foqus planet programme. Healthy, well looked after cows live longer, need less medication and have a more efficient milk production.
Read more about this on the animal health and welfare page.