Every year, we process around 1.6 billion kilograms of milk at our facilities throughout the world. This milk doesn’t come from our own farms, but is supplied to us from several thousand dairy farmers. By far the largest volume of milk (1 billion kilograms per year) is processed in Switzerland, where it is supplied to us by around 6,500 Swiss dairy farmers. By 2020, these suppliers will have to meet a catalogue of sustainability criteria.
These include, for example, that dairy cows must be kept in conditions that exceed animal welfare open pasture requirements and mainly be fed on grass and hay.
If soy is used as supplementary animal feed, it must be sustainably grown.
Another of our central requirements is that Swiss milk is not only of outstanding quality, but continues to be produced free of GMO and production-enhancing hormones.
In turn, we pay dairy farmers above-average prices for their milk.
Member of KOMETIAN (Complementary Animal Medicine Offering)
Member of AgroCleanTech (Energy and Climate Protection Agency for Agriculture)