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Exploring sustainable choices for a better tomorrow


Exploring sustainable choices for a better tomorrow

Our commitment to looking after the planet 

At Cow & Gate, we’re not contrary about our dairy. We’re committed to making our baby milks in a way that reduces our impact on the planet, not just now, but in the future too.

From the cows that go moo and the farmers that milk them, to the ingredients we select and the energy used to prepare them, take a look at how we’re caring for the environment whilst feeding your baby.


Reducing our carbon footprint, one baby step at a time

When it comes to how we make our formula milks, we’re working hard to reduce our carbon emissions at every single step.

From the ingredients leaving the farm, to the milk being ready for your baby to drink, it’s our aim to make our baby formula production net zero by 2050. And we’re on track, with our factory in Wexford having already been certified as carbon neutral by the Carbon Trust.

When making our baby formula powders, we:

  • Work with farmers to support them to implement sustainability projects
  • Produce in factories using 100% renewable electricity

No added palm oil. We’re listening to what matters to you

At Cow & Gate, the things that matter to you as parents matter to us too.

We’re removing palm oil from the blend of oils we use in our formula milks, and throughout 2021 and early 2022, we’ll be updating all our Cow and Gate Standard Range formulations.

We’ve already updated the majority of our powder formulations and the full range will be updated early 2022.

If you’ve got any questions, we’re here to help.

Find out more


*Palm oil removed from the blend of oils in the recipe

100% recyclable packaging by 2025

At Cow & Gate, we’re exploring new ideas and innovative ways to improve the sustainability of our packaging, without compromising on the quality, convenience, and most of all safety of our milks, for your baby.    

Our ready to feed milk bottles are already recyclable from home, and we’re working hard to make sure that all of our packaging is 100% recyclable by 2024.


Working with farmers and their families

When it comes to raising your baby, it’s all about letting them do things naturally and in their own good time. The farmers we work with feel exactly the same way about their cows and the milk they produce.

Just as we’ve supported generations of babies and families, we source our milk ingredients from dairy farm cooperatives with a heritage of supporting the next generation of farmers.

From empowering farmers to promoting animal welfare, we’re promoting regenerative agriculture. That’s why we’re committed to working collaboratively, and:

  • Supporting farmers who make efforts to improve milk quality and sustainability
  • Involving the farmers we work with in the decisions we make
  • Collaborating with on-farm projects to support farmers with carbon reductions
  • Working with farms that really take care of their animals and produce the ingredients for our baby milks in harmony with nature
  • Researching ways to protect the planet and conserve natural resources such as energy and water

Quality Assurance

At Cow & Gate our Baby and Toddler Milks are made to the highest standards possible and are subject to the most stringent hygiene and quality control measures.

During the production process itself, apart from numerous quality control checks and regular product sampling at all stages, the strictest hygiene standards possible are constantly maintained.

Every care is taken during the manufacture and packaging of our products to ensure that they are received by our consumers in a first class condition.

For more information or queries please call our Careline at 1800 570 570 (open Monday – Friday 08:30 – 17:30) or chat to us online here.

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