Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search


Fonterra Farmers Committed To Sustainable Practices: Brown


20 February 2013

Results Show Fonterra Farmers’ Committed To Sustainable Practices: Brown

The final Dairying and Clean Streams Accord (DCSA) findings have illustrated the positive effect Fonterra Farmers’ sustainability efforts have had on the environment.

Ian Brown, Chairman of the Fonterra Shareholders’ Council which represents Fonterra Farmers’ interests, said the outcome was a fantastic result and a tangible confirmation of the hard work done by Farmers.

“Ultimately the success of these initiatives rests with our Farmers’ commitment to the cause and in this regard they deserve high praise for their efforts.

“We are becoming more aware that the actions we take on farm can have an effect at a local environmental level and in turn on perceptions and requirements in our communities and overseas markets.”

With the DCSA coming to an end Mr Brown said Fonterra Farmers would continue to work to support the dairy industry’s new initiative – the Sustainable Dairying: Water Accord (SDWA) which continues the focus on protecting and improving water quality.

Mr Brown said the industry wide initiative took into account the interests of all stakeholders in trying to find a balance between economic and environmental requirements.

“We understand that managing to limits and protecting our resources also ties into the long-term viability and success of our businesses.

“Increasing Farmer awareness of sustainability requirements and initiatives and ensuring the support of the Co-op is behind them in their compliance efforts is vital to improving on these results.
“It takes a lot of hard work and Farmers will continue to play their part.”

The Fonterra Shareholders’ Council represents the interests of Fonterra Farmers to the Board of the Co-operative and plays an active role in monitoring and assessing the governance and performance of Fonterra. There are 35 Councillors who are all Shareholders elected by their fellow Farmers in wards across New Zealand.


© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


Land & Water Forum: Fourth Report On Water Management

The Land and Water Forum (LWF) today published its fourth report, outlining 60 new consensus recommendations for how New Zealand should improve its management of fresh water and calling on the Government to urgently adopt all of its recommendations from earlier reports. More>>



Welcome Home: Record High Migration Stokes 41-Year High Population Growth

New Zealand annual net migration hit a new high in October as more people arrived from than departed for Australia for the first time in more than 20 years. More>>


Citizens' Advice Bureau: Report Shows Desperate Housing Situation Throughout NZ

CAB's in-depth analysis of over 2000 client enquiries about emergency accommodation shows vulnerable families, pregnant women and children living in cars and garages, even after seeking assistance from the Ministry of Social Development and Housing New Zealand. More>>


Speaking For The Bees: Greens Call For Neonicotinoid Pesticide Ban

The National Government should ban the use of controversial pesticides called neonicotinoids after evidence has revealed that even at low doses they cause harm to bee populations, the Green Party said today. More>>


Get More From Scoop

Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news