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FrieslandCampina Adds €24m To Its Annual Sustainability Budget

By Dayeeta Das
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FrieslandCampina Adds €24m To Its Annual Sustainability Budget

FrieslandCampina has announced an additional annual investment of €24 million to improve sustainability practices in the dairy farms of its farmer members.

The extra investment is in line with the Dutch dairy giant's strategy to emerge as a leader in sustainability measures and offer nutritious products with minimal environmental impact.

Chief executive, Hein Schumacher, said, "FrieslandCampina wants to lead with sustainability, and we aim for a carbon-neutral chain. That is hard work and that is what our members do.

"To further stimulate this, we are paying out an additional €24 million per year for sustainability efforts. Because we monitor how well our members are doing in a variety of areas at the farm level [...] we can also reward them very specifically."

Sustainability Score

FrieslandCampina allots funds to dairy farmers based on their performance in the quality and sustainability programme, Foqus Planet.

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The programme measures the environmental impact of a dairy farm, such as the amount of feed produced, greenhouse gas emissions, nitrogen soil balance, ammonia emissions, permanent grassland, animal welfare and health, and several other factors.

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