Anchor Dairy, the globally-known brand of New Zealand Dairy Co-operative Fonterra, is celebrating Earth Day with the launch of its Organic carbonzero™ Certified Butter. New Zealand has one of the lowest on-farm carbon footprint in the world, making Anchor uniquely qualified to offer a butter option to help reduce environmental impact.

The trend towards both clean label and sustainable products continues to increase and consumers are taking these factors into consideration when making purchasing decisions. Audited and verified by Toitū Envirocare, an independent certifier that verifies carbon emissions across the product life cycle, Anchor’s Organic carbonzero Certified Butter helps consumers to live a more sustainable life and support companies dedicated to reducing their carbon footprint.

In order to meet the carbonzero certification requirements of Toitū Envirocare, Fonterra calculated the carbon emissions required in the distribution of Anchor butter from farm to consumers’ homes, developed a plan to reduce emissions further and supported renewable energy projects to offset emissions that couldn’t be reduced.

The climate in New Zealand allows for cows to pasture graze 365 days a year and it’s this pasture-rich diet that gives Anchor’s Organic carbonzero Certified Butter its creamy taste and rich golden hue. The butter is certified USDA organic, meaning it’s non-GMO and free from synthetic fertilizers and pesticides, antibiotics and growth hormones such as rBGH/rBST1.

Carbon zero certified butter
Butter For The Planet: Carbonzero certified butter from Anchor Dairy

The packaging will feature imagery of lush New Zealand pastures as well as a QR code that will direct consumers to, a trusted third-party company dedicated to providing supply chain transparency of everyday products, to show consumers how Anchor’s certifications make for a better environment.

“We’re excited to celebrate Earth Month with the launch of our Organic carbonzero Certified Butter. Not only does it taste great, but our butter can help everyday consumers live a more sustainable life. With sustainability and the environment a core pillar of the Fonterra brand, we’re thrilled to be amongst the first companies to offer U.S. consumers a carbon zero butter option,” says Megan Patterson, Americas Marketing Communication Manager, who is spearheading the consumer launch. The eight oz block of butter will be available starting this month and will be distributed by KeHE at a suggested retail price of $8.00 per package.

1Use of growth hormones is regulated in NZ under the Animals Products Act. For use in the US, the FDA has determined no significant difference has been shown between milk derived from RBST-treated and non-rBST-treated cows.

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