FrieslandCampina Vietnam pursues sustainable development

January 17, 2022 | 14:56
Dutch-backed FrieslandCampina is pursuing sustainable development as one of its key drivers to success in Vietnam.

FrieslandCampina welcomed important milestones in the world and Vietnam in 2021 when the group became the first dairy group in the world to win the top 3 position in the Access To Nutrition Initiative. This result came from the strong cooperation between FrieslandCampina with farmers in many nations, and from FrieslandCampina ‘s non-stop improvements in quality under a path of sustainable development.

In order for FrieslandCampina to achieve today’s success from its 150-year development journey, FrieslandCampina boasts its unique DNA which is based on the group’s philosophy of fostering nature. This DNA has expanded globally to all places home to FrieslandCampina’s presence, featured through key activities such as quality management, sustainable development, and continuous improvements.

FrieslandCampina Vietnam pursues sustainable development
FrieslandCampina Vietnam ‘s pursuit of sustainable development has earned the company a series of awards

Sustainable development in Vietnam

FrieslandCampina considers Vietnam as one of its key markets as the country boasts a young population, and strongly growing demand for nutritious products. Vietnamese consumers’ increasing demands are prompting FrieslandCampina to boost its research and development activities in the country.

FrieslandCampina pays special importance to bringing high-quality nutritions to the Vietnamese people via three key pillars including providing education and nutrition for children; improving the life quality of people and partner dairy cow households; and environmental protection and sustainable development.

After many years of implementing the scholarhip fund named “Den dom dom”, since 2020, FrieslandCampina Vietnam has been cooperating with the Ministry of Education and Training to develop a project named “For Vietnam to leap forward and reach higher” with total investment capital of VND55 billion ($2.4 million) within five years.

In addition, FrieslandCampina has also taken the lead in a programme on developing the Vietnamese milk sector. Under the support of Dutch experts, by 2020, the model of “great farmer family” had been implemented in Vietnam, with the participaltion of more than 2,500 dairy farmer households. This contribution is quite significant in helping Vietnam improve its competitiveness in the milk sector, especially in the context of the entry into force of the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement.

Full of outcomes

Weathering all difficulties in the world and in Vietnam caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, FrieslandCampina Vietnam has continue carrying out its great mission of “For Vietnam to leap forward and reach higher” via a series of flexible and novel initiatives, including programmes on supporting nurses and doctors fighting against the pandemic, and assisting people in access to milk products. This is in line with the government’s dual goal of both economic development and pandemic fighting.

FrieslandCampina Vietnam pursues sustainable development
FrieslandCampina Vietnam has also harvested an award name “Best Companies to Work for in Asia” offered by HR Asia magazine

FrieslandCampina Vietnam’s efforts and contributions have brought about good business results to the company but also earned it many high-profile awards offered by authorised agencies and partners under strict criteria.

Specifically, FrieslandCampina Ha Nam won the merit certificate of “Excellent Enterprise in 2021” granted by the northern province of Ha Nam’s People Committee on October 13. Despite massive difficulties caused by COVID-19, FrieslandCampina Ha Nam reaped positive results. This certificate is a big encouragement for the factory in the coming time.

Meanwhile, based on independent research by Vietnam Report on food and beverage (F&B) businesses, FrieslandCampina has been named in the list of Top 10 prestigious F&B companies in 2021.

FrieslandCampina Vietnam has also initiated and successfully implemented various activities and campaign, continue keeping its strong commitment to bringing the best nutrition to Vietnamese people.

In addition, FrieslandCampina Vietnam has also had its name called in the list of Top 100 best product and service for families and children organised by Labour and Society Newspaper. This award honours units and enterprises with excellent performance amid the health crisis. According to the award’s organising board, consumers have voted for the candidates which have been carefully appraised by the appraisal council. This showed that the winners have not only enhanced their products and brandnames, but have also won big confidence from consumers nationwide.

Besides that FrieslandCampina Vietnam has also recently reaped another award name “Best Companies to Work for in Asia” offered by HR Asia magazine. This has been the second time for the company to win this high-profile award.

All of these awards have demonstrated FrieslandCampina Vietnam’s right path for sustainable development, with its strong commitment to bring the best nutrition to Vietnamese people.

By Thanh Thu

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