SINGAPORE, March 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- FrieslandCampina, one of the world's leading dairy companies, today announced that it has won the CSR Leadership Award (Silver) at the 9th Annual Global CSR Awards 2017.
Given to an organisation that has made significant contributions to the promotion of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), the award honours FrieslandCampina's work in ensuring sustainability throughout its value chain, and for the execution of its signature CSR initiative, the Dairy Development Programme (DDP).
Since the establishment of the DDP in 2012, the programme has reached over 45,000 smallholder farmers directly and indirectly in Asia, empowering them with the resources to run their businesses sustainably, as well as increase their yield and output through capacity building efforts such as training and the provision of access to inclusive finance.
Commenting on the award win, Mr. Piet Hilarides, Chief Operating Officer, Consumer Products Asia, FrieslandCampina said: "This CSR Leadership Award is an affirmation and reminder of the important responsibility that we as a corporation have in creating shared value for the communities in which we live and operate in.
"We are humbled and grateful to all our partners for their constant support of our DDP initiatives to ensure that smallholder farmers around the region continue to benefit from the programme and are able to make a good living now and for generations to come."
The CSR Leadership Award was presented at a ceremony held yesterday evening as part of the 9th Annual Global CSR Summit and Awards in Langkawi, Malaysia. The awards honour companies for outstanding, innovative and world-class programmes and projects that demonstrate an on-going commitment to ethical values, a respect for communities and the environment in the way it does business.
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About Royal FrieslandCampina
Every day Royal FrieslandCampina provides millions of consumers all over the world with food that is rich in valuable nutrients. With annual revenue of 11 billion euros, FrieslandCampina is one of the world's largest dairy companies, supplying consumer and professional products, as well as ingredients and half-finished products to manufacturers of infant & toddler nutrition, the food industry and the pharmaceutical sector around the world. FrieslandCampina has offices in 33 countries and over 22,000 employees, and its products are available in more than 100 countries. The Company is fully owned by Zuivelcooperatie FrieslandCampina U.A, with almost 20,000 member dairy farmers in the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium -- making it one of the world's largest dairy cooperatives.
For more information please visit: www.frieslandcampina.com.
About FrieslandCampina Consumer Products Asia
FrieslandCampina Consumer Products Asia comprises of operating companies that are active in the consumer products segment in Asia. Over the last 90 years, FrieslandCampina's consumer products brands have acquired market leading positions in many countries across the region. The Company has expanded its range of products to include: milk powder, condensed milk, infant and children's nutrition, dairy drinks, yoghurt and dessert. The Company's leading brands include: Dutch Lady, Foremost, and Frisian Flag.
FrieslandCampina Consumer Products Asia has over 6,000 employees working in nine markets across the region: Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Pakistan, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. As one of the region's largest dairy companies, FrieslandCampina spreads the goodness of dairy by actively contributing to food and nutrition security initiatives across the region, and is committed to being a responsible business with the goal of creating a sustainable future for the business and communities that it serves.
For more information please visit: www.frieslandcampina.com/en/countries/frieslandcampina-asia
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