Singapore: FrieslandCampina, one of the world’s biggest dairy companies, was announced the winner of ‘Best Use of CSR Practices’ at CMO Asia’s 6th Best CSR Practices Awards 2016 ceremony held in Singapore today. This is the second consecutive win by the Company.
The award recognises corporate sustainability and responsibility programmes that have made a positive impact on the lives of the communities in which companies operate. FrieslandCampina’s multi-stakeholder approach to its CSR programmes, combined with its aim of Creating Shared Value across the entire dairy value chain from suppliers to consumers won over the judges for demonstrating sustainability and long-term commitment and impact.
FrieslandCampina actively works with multiple stakeholders from governments to businesses and civil society through public-private partnerships and stakeholder engagement activities in all of its initiatives with the aim of addressing food and nutrition security challenges in Asia. These initiatives are driven by the Company’s “Nourishing by Nature” purpose, which is to provide better nutrition for the world, and better livelihoods for farmers now and for generations to come.
In its Dairy Development Programme for instance, FrieslandCampina works with 45,000 farmers across the region, local governments, employees and non-governmental organisations to raise the productivity, quantity and quality of milk produced by smallholder farms. These have led to increased incomes and improved livelihoods for smallholders in Asia.
Commenting on the award, Mr. Piet Hilarides, Chief Operating Officer Consumer Products Asia,FrieslandCampina, said: “Working together with our partners is integral to our CSR strategy and the way we do business.
“Via multi-stakeholder partnerships, we collaborate with and align our CSR goals with that of local governments and key stakeholders. This not only enables us to achieve food and nutrition security for the region, but also ensures that our license to operate in the countries we work in is maintained long into the future.”
The 6th Best CSR Practices Awards 2016 is presented by CMO Asia.