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Our Climate Ambition Targets


2030 Targets


absolute reduction in Scope 1 & 2 GHG emissions from an FY18 base year.

2030 Targets


intensity reduction in Scope 1 and Scope 3 FLAG GHG emissions from dairy from an FY18 base year.

2050 Ambition

Net Zero

emissions by 2050.






The Fonterra Climate Roadmap: Our strategy to net zero 2050

Climate change is the biggest challenge facing the planet, our future depends on protecting the natural environment, for the sake of future generations, we need to act now.


The Fonterra Climate Roadmap outlines our current emissions position, what makes us different, our targets and why we believe we have the right plans, people, data and mindsets to help.

Charlotte Rutherford - Director of Sustainability

Charlotte Rutherford has spent 20 years with Fonterra supporting and driving how the Co-operative tackles sustainability opportunities and challenges.  She has led the teams responsible for water, climate, research and development, animal welfare and food safety for New Zealand’s largest dairy processor.

In this short video, Charlotte explains why it is important that we have a climate roadmap and what it means for Fonterra and our customers.


Kailyn Smith - Senior Manager Sustainability Strategy and Climate Change 

Kailyn has over 12 years experience in sustainabilty, in her role at Fonterra she helps to influence the sustainability strategy with a particular focus on climate mitigation and adaptation. She is an Infrastructure Sustainability Accredited Professional and in 2019 she was a finalist in the Deloitte Young Energy Professional of the year awards. 

Outlining Fonterra's climate ambition, Kailyn explains what 2030 targets are.  


Anne Douglas - Group Director, Farm Source 

Anne Douglas joined the co-operative over 10 years ago and has held a variety of roles within Farm Source. In her current role as Group Director of Farm Source, she oversees the teams who are the primary points of engagement for our Fonterra farmers. 

Anne explains why our on-farm footprint is our opportunity to make the biggest difference, and how our Fonterra farmers are committed to helping achieve our targets.

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Land and water

Healthy soil, water, and ecosystems are essential to the long-term success of our industry, and to our communities.

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Packaging and waste

We are on a mission to achieve zero waste across our entire value chain.

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Animal wellbeing

We are committed to ensuring our cows are well-fed, comfortable, healthy and content.

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Climate change

We are committed to mitigating climate change and protecting what we’ve got for our future generations.

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New Zealand electricity is around 85% renewable

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Read more about our Sustainability commitments

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