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FrieslandCampina’s mission: ‘For Việt Nam to Leap Forward and Reach Higher’

Update: June, 17/2021 - 08:00

HCM CITY FrieslandCampina Việt Nam is continuing to carry out its mission of “For Việt Nam to Leap Forward and Reach Higher”, striving to provide high-quality and nutritious dairy products to Vietnamese consumers, especially children.

FrieslandCampina Việt Nam, with the goal of nourishing by nature, has been offering millions of consumers all over the world valuable nutrition from milk and products made with milk.

During its 150 years of establishment and 25 years of presence in Việt Nam, the group has focused on the development of high-quality human resources as its long-term vision. 

The company has developed training courses focusing on leadership and management skills, a winning culture, and lifestyle choices that inspire female employees to further develop at work while taking care of their health and well-being.

 

Phan Nam Trân, HR director of FrieslandCampina Việt Nam, said: “We inspire female employees to make more progress at work and to make informed decisions on their health and well-being.” Photo courtesy of FrieslandCampina

Phan Nam Trân, HR director of FrieslandCampina Việt Nam, said human-resource development is considered a key factor in building strong businesses.

“We offer equal opportunities for female employees and candidates in a full life-cycle of employment. We inspire female employees to make more progress at work and to make informed decisions about their health and well-being,” she said.

The group last year received two prestigious awards at the UN Women 2020 Asia-Pacific Women’s Empowerment Principles Awards in the categories Gender-Inclusive Workplace and Gender-Responsive Marketplace.

Following the success of projects such as the Đèn Đom Đóm Study Encouragement Programme and the Drink-Move-Be Strong campaign at schools, benefiting millions of children across the country over the last 25 years, the group’s flagship brand in Việt Nam, Dutch Lady, launched a programme last year to provide education and nutrition to Vietnamese children.

The brand has cooperated with the Ministry of Education and Training on a five-year programme worth VNĐ55 billion to improve primary school students’ awareness about nutrients and physical health.

As of the end of last year, the programme had benefited 290,000 students at 200 primary schools in Bình Dương, Đồng Nai, An Giang, and Bà Rịa - Vũng Tàu provinces and Cần Thơ City.

 

 

A Dutch farmer trains a Vietnamese farmer in cow farming techniques in Duy Tiên District in Hà Nam Province under the FrieslandCampina’s dairy development programme. The group has provided farmers access to information about finance and markets through the dairy development programme. Photo courtesy of FrieslandCampina

The group has also played a role in improving the lives of Vietnamese, especially farmers, through a dairy development programme, an effective and successful community assistance model that provides knowledge about finance and markets.

Farmers have been able to access safe and sustainable farming knowledge and ensure a stable market to help improve their lives and improve the competitiveness of the dairy industry. 

FrieslandCampina has provided more than 3,000 farming households with professional knowledge and skills in breeding milch cows to Dutch quality standards since 1996.

As one of the founding members of the Packaging Recycling Organisation Việt Nam, which aims to promote a circular economy, especially recycling packaging, in order to achieve a clean and green Việt Nam, the group has carried out highly practical programmes to improve consumer awareness about sorting, recycling, and the reuse of packaging.

The group’s factories have implemented programmes to separate waste at source to minimise the volume of landfilled waste by 30 per cent compared to the same period in 2017. 

 

 

Students’ height is measured at Phú Hòa 3 primary school in Thủ Dầu Một City in Bình Dương Province. FrieslandCampina’s Dutch Lady brand has implemented a programme to provide education and nutrition for children in Vietnamese primary schools. Photo courtesy of FrieslandCampina

FrieslandCampina has also taken efforts to create an effective and sustainable production chain by joining the Packaging Recycling Organisation and the implementation of environmental protection activities, such as reducing the use of fossil fuels and discharge of CO2 and plastic waste into the environment, saving water, and enhancing waste recycling. 

The Friso brand, with its line of powder milk products, for instance, has pioneered the replacement of plastic straws with paper straws, with the aim of reducing plastic waste from straws by 2.3 tonnes a year.

In addition, FrieslandCampina has cooperated with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment to organise contests on initiatives to respond to climate change, environmental-protection measures, campaigns to exchange milk boxes for gifts, promotions to use ceramic cups instead of plastic cups and paper cups, and a painting contest on environmental protection.

Sustainable development is the first requirement to ensure the long-term development of FrieslandCampina Việt Nam. More than 98 per cent of the waste in the factory is reused. The company’s target is to bury zero waste in the next few years.

FrieslandCampina is one of the world’s largest producers of milk. The group operates in some 34 countries, with more than 18,645 member farmers, supplying around 30,000 tonnes of milk worldwide every day.    

 

 

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