Nourishing by nature




Our purpose nourishing by nature stands for better nutrition for the world’s consumers, a good living for our farmers, now and for generations to come. We are focused on the world of today, but we also keep our eyes on the long term.

 Better nutrition
for the world

Feed the growing

world population

Optimise the nutritional

value of dairy products

Ensure the availability

of affordable nutrition

 A good living
for our farmers

An appealing cooperative for

member dairy farmers

Support for dairy farmers in Asia,

Africa and Eastern Europe

Offer prospects for

young dairy farmers

 Now and for
generations to come

Invest in sustainable

long-term growth

Climate-neutral growth

Reduce the use of scare

natural resources

Better nutrition 
for the world

A healthy product range, clear product information, continuous improvement of product recipes and making sure that dairy products remain affordable so as to provide as many people as possible with essential nutrients from milk and give more people access to food: FrieslandCampina works on better nutrition for the world’s consumers.

Dairy proteïn

Nutrients from milk are good for bones and muscles. The proteins in milk are important for developing and maintaining the muscles and calcium is needed for strong bones. Dairy products form part of a healthy diet and can contribute to feeding the growing world population.

In the year 2019, 70% of the product portfolio complied with the FrieslandCampina Global Nutritional Standards

Better products 

By constantly working on lowering fat, salt and sugar contents we make our products healthier. In the year 2020, the composition of 70 percent of our consumer products complies with the scientific nutritional criteria captured in the FrieslandCampina Global Nutritional Standards. We also aim for a product portfolio with a good balance between basic products for daily consumption and indulgence products for occasional consumption. Our objective is to make sure that a minimum of 70 percent of all products are basic nutritional products suitable for daily consumption.

Accessibility of food 

Daily intake of sufficient nutrients is important. Unfortunately, this is not achievable for everyone. For instance, iodine, vitamin A and iron deficiency is a serious threat to women and children in low-income countries. FrieslandCampina intends to make dairy available to as many people as possible, especially to people with low incomes.

Healthy growth

A good living 
for our farmers

The member dairy farmers of the FrieslandCampina cooperative supply milk to the company, which in turn processes the milk into products for various markets all over the world.

An attractive cooperative

By adding as much as possible value to the milk supplied, FrieslandCampina can maximise its contribution to the income of its member dairy farmers and the continuity of their dairy farms. Now and for generations to come. In this way, FrieslandCampina remains an attractive company for its member dairy farmers and future generations.

Together with our member dairy farmers we control the entire production chain from grass to glass. This helps us to stand out and profile ourselves in our sales markets. The 'from grass to glass' concept is of great value to many of our customers and it creates confidence in FrieslandCampina as a producer of high-quality dairy products.

Sustainable milk flows

Sustainable milk repays itself. The demand for more sustainable and special milk flows is growing. FrieslandCampina is focusing on various special, sustainable milk flows in response to various consumer needs. Here think, for instance, of organic milk, VLOG cheese and PlanetProof dairy. Member dairy farmers making an effort to contribute to this, receive higher payments for the milk they supply.

In 2019, almost 80,000 local farmers participated in training programmes in the context of the DDP in Nigeria, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Pakistan and Romania.

Support for dairy farmers in Asia, Africa and Eastern Europe

FrieslandCampina has almost 150-year-long experience in dairy farming and in the dairy industry. This experience yields a treasure-trove of knowledge that is used to further develop dairy farms in Asia, Africa and Eastern Europe. All this is done through the Dairy Development Programme (DDP). This programme supports dairy farmers in improving the quality of the milk they supply, in increasing the productivity per cow and in acquiring access to the market. Member dairy farmers as well as special teams of employees are committed to the DDP.

Dairy Village Indonesia

Now and for  generations to come

Lead with sustainability: this is an important task that FrieslandCampina, including both the cooperative and the company, has set for itself. Milk production is very efficient in the Netherlands.

Reduce the ecological footprint

In the Netherlands, the emission of greenhouse gases per kilogram milk is almost half the global average. Together with our member dairy farmers we are working on further reducing our ecological footprint. This also includes reduced energy consumption and lower CO2 emissions.

Furthermore, FrieslandCampina encourages the efforts of member dairy farmers in the areas of pasturing, biodiversity and animal welfare, and works on reducing the use of scarce natural resources, such as water, raw materials and fossil fuels.

Energy efficiency

The Dutch dairy sector aims at a two-percent improvement in energy efficiency every two years. By saving energy and producing renewable energy we contribute to reducing the use of fossil fuels and greenhouse gas emissions, such as carbon dioxide CO2, nitrous oxide and methane. FrieslandCampina has been using green electricity since 2017. In 2019, the worldwide share of green electricity was 94 percent, and in Europe it was 100 percent. 25 percent of all green electricity was purchased from member dairy farmers in 2019.

In 2019, FrieslandCampina introduced various technical and technological energy saving process innovations at various locations with which the company aims to reduce its energy consumption by at least eight percent over a period of three years. Energy consumption declined by 3.8 percent to 2.79 GJ/tonne during the year under review. This is due to the completion of a number of projects, continuous improvement programmes and the closure of facilities in Gütersloh (Germany) and Jeddah (Saudi Arabia).

In 2019, 83 percent of FrieslandCampina's member dairy farmers in the Netherlands practised some form of pasturing.

Sustainable procurement

Apart from milk, the production of dairy products involves a wide range of other agricultural raw materials and packaging. FrieslandCampina aims to only purchase these materials from fully sustainably managed sources by the year 2020. Agricultural raw materials that are already (partially) purchased from sustainably managed sources include cocoa, soy oil, palm oil, coconut oil, cane sugar, beet sugar, starch and paper for packaging.

Animal health and animal welfare 

A cow that is properly taken care of lives longer, requires less medicines and produces high-quality milk. We work together with certified cattle veterinarians. The use of antibiotics has shown a decline for years.

Pasturing and biodiversity

For many people a cow in the pasture is a part of the Dutch landscape. A bonus on top of the milk price stimulates member dairy farmers to put their cows out into the pasture during the summer months.

Preservation of flora and fauna (biodiversity) is top priority as well. The Dutch dairy farmers manage more than one third of the countryside. FrieslandCampina's member dairy farmers consider strengthening biodiversity to be of great importance. The member dairy farmers are compensated for preserving flora and fauna.

Dairy farms as producers of electricity