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Fonterra is one of the world's leading dairy exporters. Its branded products are consumed in over 130 countries globally, accounting for one quarter of New Zealand’s total exports. The company has a leading market presence in Australia, Brazil, Chile, China, Indonesia and Malaysia, with 95% of its products exported to these and other overseas markets. Like many of its dairy industry peers, Fonterra is a cooperative, owned by 10,000 farmer shareholders with a processing capacity of over 16 billion litres of milk annually across 30 nationwide manufacturing sites. It came into existence in 2001 with the merger of New Zealand Dairy Group and Kiwi Cooperative Dairies, at the time the two largest dairy cooperatives in the country. Fonterra is branching out to non-dairy ingredients and solutions through its new wellbeing nutrion brand, Nutiani.

Ranking position
#17 /380
Total score
36.1 /100
Industry Rank
Animal proteins #3
Food and beverage manufacturers/processors #11
Food and agriculture #16
Measurement area Score Rank (0-380)

Governance and strategy

#1 63.8 /100 #4

Ecosystems and biodiversity

#1 29.5 /100 #17

Social inclusion and community impact

#1 35.2 /100 #48
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Auckland, New Zealand
Number of employees
Group revenue
USD 14,527,215,190
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This company is part of the SDG2000, the 2000 most influential companies

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