A zero emissions target has been set by dairy firm Fonterra after it joined New
Zealand’s Ministry for the Environment in developing a roadmap for a lower
emissions future.

The business has set the target for its global operations by 2050, with a 30 per
cent reduction by 2030 from a 2015 baseline.

Fonterra’s chief operating officer of global operations, Robert Spurway, said: “The
roadmap identifies actions to reduce emissions, improve energy efficiency, and
reduce costs. This is an exciting and ambitious partnership, which will have a material impact on climate emissions. We are committed to helping New Zealand
achieve its Paris Climate Agreement commitments. That’s why we’ve set new
targets to reduce both our on-site and on-farm emissions. The target will be
achieved by making changes at Fonterra’s manufacturing sites and adopting new
technologies.”