NESCAFÉ GOLD and the Milk Plan
Our unique First Milk partnership
We have a responsibility to make a positive impact on all the people involved in producing our coffees, starting with the farmers who supply the milk that goes in to our frothy coffees. That’s why we have a partnership with First Milk, a British farmer owned dairy co-operative.
We’ve been working together since 2003, in a relationship that has focused on building a long term sustainable supply chain that supports farmers and the environment, and produces the best quality milk for the frothy coffee you love.
The Nestlé First Milk Partnership is made up of 86 farmers in Ayrshire and Cumbria. First Milk supplies fresh British milk for our manufacturing site in Dalston, Cumbria, which makes our NESCAFÉ GOLD Cappuccino, NESCAFÉ GOLD Flat White and NESCAFÉ GOLD Latte instant coffee as well as a number of other coffee flavours in the frothy coffee range.
For our milk farmers, animal welfare and sustainable farming go hand in hand, and they know they can rely on the support from Nestlé and First Milk to help reduce their environmental impact.
Responsible Resource Use
The milk farmers supplying our Dalston factory attend around four sustainability workshops per year, which give them the tools and techniques to use less water and energy and therefore reduce their greenhouse gas emissions
Nestlé farmers help to bring the classroom to the countryside, by opening their doors to children from the local area in order to teach them about farming and the environment, the day in the life of a milk cow, and how milk gets from the cow to the factory.