HOW WE WORK WITH FARMERS
Fresh milk is an essential part of British life and you’ll find it in 96% of fridges.
We buy a fifth of all milk produced on Britain’s farms and we’re pioneering news ways of thinking to ensure a sustainable future milk supply.
Read about our commitments to responsible sourcing and find out about our various sustainability goals, targets and ambitions in our Müller UK & Ireland Strategy.
We want to be the partner of choice for our customers, farmers and suppliers.
So we are incentivising up to 500 Müller Direct farmers in Britain to participate in Müller Advantage. This programme provides supplying farmers with the tools and support that they need to address a range of issues that are important for our consumers and customers.
Müller Advantage aims to help dairy farmers not only operate successful and progressive enterprises, but proactively address areas like supply chain collaboration, responsible sourcing and reductions in environmental impact.
Take carbon reduction on farm as an example, by adopting new technologies, ways of working and using the latest information and data, we are targeting a 30% reduction in emissions from supplying farms by 2030.
Did you know?
Our milk can be in fridges within two days of leaving the farm with first-class shelf life consistency
Did you know?
Our fresh and flavoured milk bottles are already 100% recyclable
Did you know?
Müller Direct farmers who commit to improving supply chain collaboration, responsible sourcing and reductions in environmental impact are offered an additional 1.0 pence per litre
Did you know?
We’ve removed 10,000 tonnes of plastic from milk bottles since 2016
UK SOY MANIFESTO
In September 2022, Müller UK & Ireland became a signatory of the UK Soy Manifesto, a collective industry commitment to work together to ensure all physical shipments of soy to the UK are deforestation and conversion-free by 2025.
Click below to see our roadmap detailing why we want to achieve that commitment, and the steps we’ll take to do so.
MÜLLER ADVANTAGE NEXT GENERATION
Through our Müller Advantage Next Generation initiative we’re helping to develop and enhance the skills of ambitious young farmers, enabling them to build sustainable and profitable dairy businesses.
The programme, which is fully supported and funded by Müller and the Muller Milk Group, and delivered in collaboration with Kite Consulting, includes workshops, farm visits, and even face time with elite athletes as part of the company’s status as Official Supporter of British Athletics and Athletics Ireland, and visits to Müller sites (in person if safe to do so, or online).
Focus areas include the environment and sustainability, leadership and delegation, market analysis, succession planning, marketing, communication and business improvement planning.
The group meet three times per year, enabling the farmers to share best practice and knowledge.
One of the main things that attracted me to the Müller Next Generation programme was the chance to meet and learn from like-minded people, we are a group of younger producers who share many of the same business challenges and plans for the future. Being able to discuss and examine issues from each other’s businesses is a great way of bringing ideas home. Farming can be quite an isolated industry and this programme gave us great access to a lively, innovative and supportive group.- FRANCES HERDMAN
NEXT GENERATION PROGRAMME FARMER
Who was one of the 25 farmers selected to join the first Next Generation programme, which completed in 2021.
MÜLLER FARMER PORTAL
The online farmer portal provides easy access to key information and data. This includes latest milk supply volumes, milk quality results and copies of milk statements and key contractual documents.
We have invested in our Agriculture team so we can provide excellent service and support to our farmers.
Within the team there is extensive knowledge and experience of operational and technical matters relating to milk supply, including milk quality and contract performance.
Tel: 01630 650200
Building a consumer centric
& sustainable business
Find out more about our various sustainability goals, targets and ambitions.
About Müller UK & Ireland
Müller is the nation’s favourite dairy brand, sourcing milk from 1,600 farmers in Britain to develop, manufacture and market a wide range products for the UK.