Nestlé UK & Ireland has confirmed the completion of a new long term contract with First Milk.
First Milk has supplied fresh British milk to Nestlé UK & Ireland since 2003, in a relationship that has focused on building a long term sustainable supply chain that supports farmers and the environment. The Nestlé First Milk Partnership comprises 101 farmers in Ayrshire and Cumbria.
Robin Sundaram, Responsible Sourcing Lead - Milk Buyer, Nestlé UK & Ireland, said:
“We are delighted to renew our commitment to First Milk and to our Nestlé farmers. Good quality milk is a key ingredient in some of our iconic brands such as Nescafé Frothy Coffee and KitKat. We look forward to continuing our strategic long-term partnership to drive our vision of supporting our farmers and our environment.”
Mike Gallacher, Chief Executive Office, First Milk, said:
“Nestlé are a hugely important customer for First Milk and I am delighted to see this relationship renewed for the long term. Nestlé have consistently supported British Dairy farmers and are at the forefront of driving best practice on responsible sourcing and sustainability. Initiatives like our shared Next Generation Young Farmer Program demonstrate a long term and strategic commitment to the UK supply chain.”
First Milk supplies fresh British milk to two Nestlé’s manufacturing sites: Girvan in Scotland, which produces chocolate crumb and Dalston in Cumbria which makes beverage products, such as Nescafé Frothy Coffee.
In February 2016, Nestlé and First Milk launched the Next Generation Dairy Leaders Programme, a scheme for young farmers that aims to identify, nurture and develop the next generation of dairy leaders.
The programme forms part of Nestlé’s long-term partnership with First Milk to improve the sustainability of their farms and develop a more sustainable and efficient supply chain with a reduced environmental impact.
More information about Nestlé and First Milk’s Next Generation Dairy Leaders Programme can be found here: http://www.nestle.co.uk/media/pressreleases/next-generation-dairy-leaders-programme