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FrieslandCampina unveils measures for sustainable dairy operations

FBR Staff Writer Published 31 May 2013

Dutch dairy cooperative Royal FrieslandCampina has announced its measures to achieve further sustainable dairy operations.

The cooperative is adding less sugar and salt to its products, has made a 4% energy efficiency gain at its production facilities.

It launched new initiatives to support small-scale farmers in Asia and Africa as part of the Dairy Development program, entered into a partnership with the aid organization Agriterra and started the Foqus planet program to encourage sustainable dairy farming.

The cooperative's member dairy farmers currently supply 40% of the electricity used at its Dutch production facilities.

Royal FrieslandCampina CEO Cees 't Hart said that sustainability is thus an integral part of the company's route2020 growth strategy.

"Not just because consumers, customers and society in general increasingly expect it, but also because we take our responsibility towards our many stakeholders seriously, want to guarantee the continuity of our own organisation and hope to make our earnings model resilient to future challenges to sustainability," Hart added.