To make the tastiest, most sustainable cheese, our employees work with our livestock farmers, suppliers, clients and civil society organizations. These partners are represented in the various working groups in the Caring Dairy program. Each working group focuses on making a specific link in the chain from cow to cheese more sustainable. The advisory board works with organizations such as Solidaridad, the World Wildlife Fund and the Natuur&Milieu foundation; the Sounding Board works with livestock farmers to evaluate the workshops; and CONO employees familiarize consumers, authorities and organizations with Caring Dairy.
Ben & Jerry's aim is to make the best possible ice cream in the most agreeable way. To that end they use the best ingredients, which are sustainably produced. Ben & Jerry’s is working with CONO Cheesemakers on the Caring Dairy program to ensure that their ice cream and our cheese are made from sustainably produced milk.To benjerry.nl
Solidaridad believes that honest and sustainable trade is the best way to permanently improve people’s living standard in developing countries. The development organization is particularly well known as the driving force behind Max Havelaar, Oké fruit, Kuyichi jeans, the fashion label MADE-BY and UTZ Certified coffee. Solidaridad is a partner in the Soy Producer Support Initiative (SOYPSI) and advises CONO Cheesemakers in the area of sustainable cattle feed.To solidaridad.nl
Natuur & Milieu promotes sustainable solutions for nature and environmental problems and brings them to the attention of authorities, companies and politicians. For several years now, the foundation has acted as advisor to the Caring Dairy program and supports CONO Cheesemakers in the area of sustainable cattle feed. “The fact that Beemster and Ben & Jerry’s have switched to sustainable soy is an important step towards making soy cultivation sustainable. This is an example that definitely deserves to be emulated,” says Mirjam de Rijk, director of Natuur & Milieu.To natuurenmilieu.nl
WWF stands for protecting the wealth of plant and animal life on earth, for present and future generations. Like Solidaridad and Natuur&Milieu, it has a seat on the advisory council of the Caring Dairy program.To wnf.nl
Nature is vital for one and all! Landschap Noord-Holland (North Holland Landscape) buys, develops and manages land to protect parts of nature and the landscape. The foundation provides advice and conducts research on ecology, cultural heritage and the landscape. It manages and develops eighty of its own estates and many private and state-owned estates.To landschapnoordholland.nl