The relationships we have with our farmers are pivotal to our business. We are proud to have always paid a premium for our milk but want to ensure we don’t stop there.
We are on a journey to improve the animal welfare and environmental plans we have in place at each and every farm.
This year we’ve been investing in and building on our global animal welfare programme, which goes above and beyond in ensuring the proper care for animals on our supplier farms. The programme meets globally recognised standards set by the World Organisation for Animal Health and upholds the Five Freedoms framework for animal welfare.
The principles of the framework address the most material aspects of environmental management in the dairy industry:
1. Lowering GHG emissions
2. Managing water quality and efficiency
3. Managing soil quality
4. Boosting on-farm biodiversity
5. Improved nutrient (effluent) management
Our Farm Environmental Plans are a critical foundation for our on-farm sustainability initiatives. Consistent standards and data will help us to identify priority areas for investment, measure improvement, and reward positive performance.