Embracing Sustainability

Working together, for tomorrow

We’re committed to producing dairy nutrition in a way that cares for people, animals and our environment, and brings value to our communities.

Our New Zealand farmers are already among the most efficient in the world, with one of the lowest on-farm carbon footprints in the world. But we’re not stopping there.

We know we have the opportunity, and the responsibility, to influence for good and make a difference for New Zealand and the world.

Our Sustainability Report shows the progress we’re making towards our environmental, social, and economic targets – while also recognising there is more work to be done.

Our approach

A sustainable future for our Co-operative is core to our strategy – it’s how we create long-term value for future generations.

To deliver this we are taking an integrated approach that include People and Culture, Nature and Working Together.

People and culture involves caring for people to make a positive social impact, Nature is about achieving a healthy environment for farming and society, and Working together recognises that we can deliver more through collaboration and strong relationships.

Our commitments 

Our commitments underline the kind of long-term positive difference we want to make for our people and our planet.

We were the first dairy company in New Zealand to have our emission reduction targets validated by the Science Based Target initiative. This is just one of many targets we’ve set, and we’re focused on accelerating progress towards these.

Our progress

Our Co-op measures its performance across an integrated scorecard covering our social, environmental and economic performance.

Over the past year we’ve made good progress in all areas, but we know we have more work still to do to achieve our long-term targets.

Working together, for tomorrow.


Our Sustainability Report is a discussion around the kind of world we want to leave for future generations and how we’re measuring ourselves against that ambition.

Fonterra’s Climate Change Commission Submission

Read our submission to the Climate Change Commission’s draft recommendations and how broadly speaking the commissions views are in line with the direction we’re already taking as part of our strategy to put sustainability at the core everything we do.