In its 2009 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report, FrieslandCampina outlines its CSR ambitions, policy, related activities and the results achieved in the first year following the merger between Friesland Foods and Campina at the end of 2008.
FrieslandCampina has defined five sustainability themes in which it can make a tangible contribution to this goal:
The policy and programmes it has built around these themes are aimed at contributing to economic progress while restricting the environmental impact of its business operations, offering healthy products, encouraging the development of employees and supporting the local communities in which it’s active.
Cees ‘t Hart, CEO of Royal FrieslandCampina, said: “We’re working within the context of our ‘route2020’ strategy to achieve climate-neutral growth throughout the dairy chain. We want to do so by working with our member farmers and partners to improve energy efficiency, reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and boost the production of renewable energy on our dairy farms. Sustainability is thus a key prerequisite in the realisation of our business strategy.”
FrieslandCampina is taking steps to make its dairy farms and raw materials streams more sustainable, and has introduced measures to reduce its environmental impact. CO2 and other greenhouse gas emissions were reduced in 2009 compared with the year before. Energy consumption has also declined, and the recycling of water is another important priority. A new system, Foqus, has been introduced to uphold product quality and the social aspects of the production process.
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