Norco Sustainability

Norco began in 1895, when a group of 40 farmers gathered under a tree at Clunes, near Byron Bay, to discuss how they could come together to secure a better and more profitable future for the dairy farmers of the Northen Rivers by exercising the principles of collation. They knew then, what we still live by today, that we are stronger together. 129 years later, Norco Co-operative is Australia's largest and oldest dairy co-operative committed to creating a sustainable farming future for generations to come. We are committed to becoming one of the most sustainable dairy manufacturers in Australia.

Norco's sustainability strategy is built on three pillars and six goals to underpin our vision.

Read our full report –
Norco FY23 Sustainability Progress


People are at the centre of all we do. As a co-operative, our commitment to inclusivity and community lies at the heart of our identity. What sets us apart from other dairy businesses is our genuine care for our Members. Our co-operative ethos ensures that we not only thrive as a business but also uplift the well-being of those who contribute to our success. Norco is committed to the health, safety, and wellbeing of everyone. Not just the workers in our business, but also across our supply chain network including our farmers and consumers.



Norco as a business is deeply connected with our planet, with both through a reliance on and an impact on the natural environment. Our farmers depend on the natural resources of their land to produce the raw milk that we rely on for our products. The way we source, produce and package our products has significant impacts on the natural environment, which need to be appropriately measured and managed. We are committed to Thirty by 30 and Fifty by 50. This means a 30% reduction in carbon intensity of our Scope 1 & 2 emissions by FY30, based on a FY20 baseline; and Net Zero by FY50.



Norco is proud to provide great quality products at cost-effective prices, while innovating to keep up with evolving consumer preferences for generations to come. We do this by providing nutritious products with sustainable packaging solutions. Our packaging goals and targets are aligned with APCO’s priority aims to promote packaging circularity.


Sustainability Documents

You can download our Sustainability Commitments here:

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