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Exploring sustainable choices for a better tomorrow
Our commitment to looking after the planet
At Cow and Gate, we’re not contrary about our dairy. We’re committed to making our baby milks in a way that reduces our impact on the planet, not just now, but in the future too.
From the cow’s that go moo and the farmers that milk them, to the ingredients we select and the energy used to prepare them, take a look at how we’re caring for the environment whilst feeding your baby.
When making our baby formula powders, we:
- Work with farmers to support them to implement sustainability projects
- Produced in factories using 100% renewable electricity
Reducing our carbon footprint, one baby step at a time
When it comes to how we make our formula milks, we’re working hard to reduce our carbon emissions at every single step.
From the ingredients leaving the farm, to the milk being ready for your baby to drink, it’s our aim to make our baby formula production net zero by 2050. And we’re progressing well, with our factory in Wexford already powered by 100% renewable energy sources.
No added palm oil. We’re listening to what matters to you
At Cow and Gate, the things that matter to you as parents matter to us too.
We’re removing palm oil from the blend of oils we use in our formula milks, and throughout 2021 and early 2022, we’ll be updating all our Cow and Gate Standard Range formulations.
We’ve already updated the majority of our powder formulations and the full range will be updated early 2022.
If you’ve got any questions, we’re here to help.
*Palm oil removed from the blend of oils in the recipe
100% recyclable packaging by 2025
At Cow & Gate, we’re exploring new ideas and innovative ways to improve the sustainability of our packaging, without compromising on the quality, convenience, and most of all safety of our milks, for your baby.
Our ready to feed milk bottles are already recyclable from home, and we’re working hard to make sure that all of our packaging is 100% recyclable by 2024.
Working with farmers and their families
When it comes to raising your baby, it’s all about letting them do things naturally and in their own good time. The farmers we work with feel exactly the same way about their cows and the milk they produce.
Just as we’ve supported generations of babies and families, we source our milk ingredients from dairy farms cooperatives with a heritage of supporting the next generation of farmers.
From empowering farmers, to promoting animal welfare, we’re promoting regenerative agriculture. That’s why we’re committed to working collaboratively, and:
- Supporting farmers who make efforts to improve milk quality and sustainability
- Involving the farmers we work with in the decisions we make
- Collaborating with on-farm projects to support farmers with carbon reductions
- Working with farms that really take care of their animals and produce the ingredients for our baby milks in harmony with nature.
- Researching ways to protect the planet and conserve natural resources such as energy and water.