Nestlé and Emmi are launching the ‘KlimaStaR Milk’ climate protection project in collaboration with milk producer organisations aaremilch and the Central Switzerland Milk Producers Cooperative (ZMP).
Through the resource project, the Swiss companies hope to reduce the environmental footprint of milk and dairy products and to also meet the needs and demands of consumers. Approximately 300 farms will be involved in the project.
KlimaStaR Milk’ aims to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by around 20%, by focusing on four key areas: feed, herd management, energy and farmyard manure. To measure progress, scientific-based survey methods and analysis technologies will be established.
Daniel Imhof, head of agricultural affairs at Nestlé Switzerland, said: “Climate protection can only be achieved by joining forces. We are therefore pleased to be able to pull our weight here together with Emmi and make a contribution towards sustainable Swiss dairy farming.”
He added: “Cow’s milk has been an important resource for us since the birth of Nestlé and remains indispensable in the manufacture of infant nutrition and other products at our factory in Konolfingen. We don’t want to replace our cows, but rather help to improve their environmental footprint.”
The project is supported by the Federal Office for Agriculture.
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