Sustainability

We are a dairy manufacturer with more than 100 years of experience in a highly competitive industry.

Franklin Foods has always had to manage its resources consciously in order to operate efficiently, keep up with our competition, and satisfy customers. Today, many of the practices that Franklin Foods has developed and implemented for decades are the same principles and practices that are now synonymous with sustainability and corporate responsibility. In the past, this approach was called “using good common sense” or “being a good neighbor” or “serving the customer.” Today, it has evolved into sustainability efforts and accomplishment not only for ourselves, but our community.

Several years ago, Franklin Foods embarked on a bold new mission to “Re-invent Cream Cheese®” for consumers and culinary professionals. This mission has ushered in reinvention across our entire company. We have made great strides in three key initiatives:

        1. Reinventing manufacturing processes and procurement to mindfully fuel continued growth;
        2. Reinventing products for the next generation of cream cheese consumers and culinary professionals; and
        3. Strengthening our dedicated employees and supporting our neighboring communities and local businesses.

Here are a few other examples of Franklins Foods’ continued commitment to sustainability.

U.S. Dairy Stewardship Commitment US Dairy Stewardship Commitment

Franklin Foods has proudly adopted the U.S. Dairy Stewardship Commitment, affirming to our customers, our consumers and the global marketplace Franklin Foods pledge to responsible dairy production as we nourish the communities we serve. For more information about the U.S. Dairy Stewardship Commitment, go to: commitment.usdairy.com.

Responsible Sourcing of Milk and Cream

Franklin sources all of its milk and cream from local dairy farmers to ensure the highest quality and freshest taste. These farmers are members of the National Dairy FARM Program, assuring responsible animal well-being. The FARM program is a robust program that includes education, training, assessment, and verification. FARM offers a continuous improvement process to ensure a high level of on-farm animal care, including:

      • Promoting use of best management practices
      • Conducting Second-Party Evaluations on U.S. dairy farms  (Beginning of 2016: 38,500 evaluations and more than 94% of the milk supply is enrolled in the program)
      • Confirming that producers are providing appropriate care for their animals through Third-Party Verification

Sustainability ProcessSymbiotic Cream Cheese Production Process Striving Towards Zero Waste

Beginning on a dairy farm, the milk from cows contains over 90% water. The milk is transformed into cream cheese. A natural bi-product of the production process is whey. The whey is naturally processed and the resulting “sugar water” is returned back to the dairy farm and used to boost cow feed with extra nutrition, thus reducing the amount of outside feed farmers need to purchase.