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When Fonterra farmer Tracy Brown won the Sustainability Superstar category at the NZI Sustainability Business Network Awards last week, it was a win for dairy in general says Charles Fergusson.
Fonterra's Head of Farm Source for Canterbury/Marlborough/Tasman, told The Country Early Edition's Rowena Duncum, "we're so proud of Tracy."
"For someone from the dairy industry to win the [sustainability] superstar award it's actually a great win for the entire industry."
Read more: Tracy Brown is a 'Sustainability Superstar'
Sustainability is an important topic for Fonterra and yesterday the co-op released a report covering how it is progressing towards its environmental, social and economic goals.
"At a summary level it shows that we're making good progress against these goals, thanks to the hard work of our farmers and the team at Fonterra, but there's also a lot more work to do."
Also in today's interview: Charles Fergusson goes over the three pillars of the report nutrition, environment and community.
Scroll down to read the report.