Wednesday, 25 November 2020 10:15

Fonterra launches 'carbonzero' specialty milks

Written by  Sudesh Kissun
Fonterra senior sustainability manager, Lara Phillips. Fonterra senior sustainability manager, Lara Phillips.

Fonterra says the launch of its carbonzero-certified speciality milks signals that it is serious about acting on sustainability.

Anchor’s range of specialty milks is being certified as Toitū carbonzero this month as part of the co-op’s commitment to reduce its carbon footprint.

The specialty milks are Anchor Organic, Anchor Protein+, Anchor Zero Lacto, Anchor Silver Top, and Anchor Calci+.

The co-op’s senior manager sustainability solutions, Lara Phillips says Fonterra is serious about putting sustainability at the heart of its business.

“And we are extremely proud to share our latest environmental initiative with Kiwis,” she says.

“Anchor Organic milk comes from pasture based, certified organic farms, ensuring the land and cows are free from synthetic herbicides, pesticides, antibiotics and growth hormones – and now this milk has the added benefit that it is also Toitū carbonzero certified,” she says.

As part of the Toitū carbonzero certification programme, Anchor has procured carbon offsets from three high quality projects approved by Toitū.

The three credit projects support native forest regeneration in Kaikoura, New Zealand, a windfarm in New Caledonia, and a solar energy installation in India, respectively.

As climate change is a global challenge, Anchor appreciates that to deliver globally positive outcomes, solutions must span beyond our backyard, says Phillips. 

All five milk variants will be available across multiple retailers, supermarkets, restaurants, and cafes, nationwide aside from Anchor Calci+, which will be available with carbonzero certification in the North Island only.

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