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

Reduce the use of scare

natural resources

Positive impact on farmer, society
and planet

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 2020, 75% 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 2020, 75 percent of FrieslandCampina’s products, on the basis of sales volume, comply with the Global Nutritional Standards (2020 target: minimum 70 percent). This percentage has increased by 18 percentage points since 2015. 

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. In 2020, the percentage of basic products for daily consumption is 78 percent (2019: 79 percent)

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 2020, over 57,000 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 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.

Growth Nigeria with Dairy Development

Now and for  generations to come

We aim to provide the growing world population with high quality and affordable nutrition, produced in balance with climate and nature and give dairy farmers a sustainable basis for generating a good living. With our sustainability programme Nourishing a better planet we aim to make a positive contribution for farmers, society and the planet. The focus is on six themes.

Better nutrition,
affordable for everyone

Our aim is to always comply with the
FrieslandCampina Global Nutritional Standards and to expand access to nutrition for lower
income groups/ countries.

Better living for farmers

Our objective is to always have the highest possible performance price for member dairy farmers and to train 75,000 local dairy farmers in 2025 through means of the Dairy Development

87.3 percent of the total FrieslandCampina packaging portfolio was recyclable in 2020

Better climate,
carbon-neutral future

FrieslandCampina is focused on creating a CO2-neutral chain: from grass to glass. This starts off with the step-by-step reduction of CO2 emissions on farms and in the production and transport chain. In addition, FrieslandCampina aims to substantially increase the use of renewable energy, for example by increasing the share of renewable energy generated on farms.

By 2030 we aim to reduce CO2-equivalent
emissions at production facilities and in transport
to production facilities by 40 percent and by
33 percent at member dairy farms, in comparison to 2015.

Better nature
improving biodiversity

Preservation of flora and fauna (biodiversity) is top priority as well. Nature is the engine of every dairy farm. Growth of crops and milk production
are dependent on the natural ecosystem, and consequently on biodiversity. The Dutch dairy farmers manage more than one third of the countryside. The Biodiversity Monitor is used to measure the impact of dairy farms on their
natural living environment, with indicators that measure the impact on the environment, land use, and nature and landscape management. 

The goal is to have a positive biodiversity impact
by 2050. By 2022, FrieslandCampina aims to have produced a scientifically developed integrated score for biodiversity on dairy farms.

Better packaging
100% circular

Packaging keeps our dairy products safe and fresh. It ensures that products have a longer shelf life and allows us to minimise food waste. We believe that packaging should be reusable.

By 2025, 100% of our packaging must be
recyclable/reusable and more than 99% of our waste materials must be reused.

Better sourcing
100% responsible

Apart from milk, the production of dairy products involves a wide range of other agricultural raw materials and packaging. By 2025, FrieslandCampina aims to only purchase agricultural raw materials and paper packaging acquired from fully sustainably managed sources. Furthermore, FrieslandCampina aims to have 92 percent of all materials traceable to source.

Climate-neutral growth 2010-2020