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Asia Pacific: FrieslandCampina wins CSR award

FrieslandCampina won the ‘CSR Impact Award’ category at the 2016 Asian CSR Awards in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar.

The award, which has been conferred on FrieslandCampina’s Dairy Development Programme (DDP), honors corporate social responsibility or CSR initiatives that have demonstrated an on-going track record of significant and sustainable impact.

Programmes considered for the award also have to be innovative, replicable and scalable.

With its purpose of ‘Nourishing by Nature’, the company works with partners at all levels of the value chain to address the challenges of food and nutrition security in Asia, and seeks to provide better nutrition for the world, and better livelihoods for farmers now and for generations to come.

DDP empowers local smallholder dairy farmers to run their businesses in an environmentally and financially sustainable way, while also enabling them to raise the quality and quantity of their milk production.

Partnering with key stakeholders such as local governments, businesses and non-governmental organizations, FrieslandCampina reaches over 100,000 farmers directly and indirectly across the region and, through the Programme, secures and advances the farming industry for the next generation.

This year’s awards attracted nominations from 112 companies.

The Asian CSR Awards are presented in conjunction with the Asian Forum on Corporate Social Responsibility.