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FrieslandCampina and Danone partnership cuts greenhouse gas emissions

February 4, 2022
Consumer Packaged Goods

FrieslandCampina has announced that a three-year collaboration with Danone has resulted in a 17% reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

The reduction – which applies specifically to dairy ingredients provided to Danone – has been achieved through the implementation of sustainable farming practices and green energy projects by FrieslandCampina’s dairy farmers.

Both companies have committed to reaching net zero alongside improving soil health and biodiversity.

Yann-Gaël Rio, Danone’s global vice president for nature and agriculture, said: “Sustainable dairy farming is a key priority in Danone’s journey to achieving net-zero emissions. This partnership demonstrates that by combining our expertise, we can accelerate the adoption of regenerative agriculture practices to help reduce the climate impact of dairy farming. While this is a great step, there is more to be done and we are looking forward to supporting more farmers in their transition by extending this partnership for an additional three years.”

FrieslandCampina uses the ‘Annual Nutrient Cycling Assessment’ to track progress resulting from sustainable farming practices. This tool gives farm-specific insights, such as on carbon footprint size. The positive results from this partnership have meant the companies have extended the collaboration for an additional three years.

The two will aim to reduce GHG emissions resulting from the production of ingredients sourced from FrieslandCampina by a further around 7%.

By Lauren Ford


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