Early life nutrition
Demand for more sustainable infant milk formula solutions is on the rise. Parents want to give their children the best start and the best future. In fact, 80% of parents say they would consider switching to an IMF brand that provides an environmental claim
RFC sustainability survey with parents, September 2020, N=651, countries Netherlands, Germany, France, Indonesia, China. Survey executed in collaboration with Qualtrics.
At FrieslandCampina Ingredients, we’re always exploring new ways to make our ingredients more sustainable. In line with our ambition to provide climate-neutral dairy by 2050, we have developed reduced carbon solutions and ingredients supporting biodiversity.
Reduced carbon infant formula ingredients
We now offer reduced carbon infant formula ingredients. With these, you can develop lower carbon infant milk formula that meets the needs of today’s planet-conscious parents. They also enable you to achieve a lower carbon footprint that is claimable for your sustainability targets. All our carbon footprint data is verified by a third party. Every ingredient based on milk from our member farmers can be supplied with a reduced carbon footprint.
Carbon footprint reduction is realised at farm level via various emission reduction initiatives like smart breeding and feed additives, deforestation-free and locally produced feed, investments in manure digestors and renewable energy generation.
Ingredients supporting biodiversity
Our consumer research
Qualtrics sustainability survey with parents, September 2020, N=651, countries Netherlands, Germany, France, Indonesia, China
shows that parents are also concerned about our planet’s biodiversity.
Our Bees, Birds and Butterflies concept can be leveraged to meet the demands of nature-conscious parents thanks to its unique biodiversity supporting credentials:
1) Promoting natural landscapes
More trees, hedges, flowers and ditches to house birds, insects and other animals
2) Protecting meadow birds
Meadow birds need grasslands with resting periods for breeding. And during nesting season, mowing should take place later – or not at all.
3) Planting herb-rich grasslands
Important habitats for birds, insects and other small animals.
This concept can be applied to any member milk-based ingredient.
Carbon footprint reduction is calculated in accordance with commonly-used standards, including (but not limited to):
- the GHG Protocol
- ISO 14064
- ISO 14067
- PAS 2050
To meet our own carbon footprint reduction commitments, FrieslandCampina works closely with its member farmers to implement various emission reduction initiatives at farm level. You can find more detail of these here. We report on those reductions annually.
Want to know more about sustainable ingredients?
Get in touch with our team to find out how we can help you achieve your sustainability ambitions. Whether you want to partner on a bespoke solution or benefit from our leading at-farm initiatives, together we can bring sustainable nutrition to life.
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