In further support of the UAE national agenda, the leading dairy cooperative also launched an Emirates-wide recycling initiative
Dubai, UAE, 5 December 2019: FrieslandCampina, one of the world’s leading and largest dairy cooperatives, has launched a limited-edition Rainbow Milk can in the UAE to commemorate the 48th UAE National Day.
Honoring its deep roots in the nation’s culture, the limited-edition can features the UAE’s Year of Tolerance logo. A staple in tea shops, cafes and canteens, Rainbow milk has been the dairy option of choice for karak chai and other hot beverages across the Emirates for decades, with original Rainbow cans even earning a place in the Dubai Museum.
To further celebrate its commitment to the UAE’s vision and its people, FrieslandCampina also used the National Day celebrations as a platform to announce its Emirates-wide sustainability initiative. Taking a step towards a greener UAE, the dairy company is encouraging lovers of Rainbow Milk to recycle by placing their used and empty cans in Rainbow-branded collection recycling bins strategically located at selected Choithrams stores across Dubai, Ajman and Sharjah. Consumers can also drop their used cans off at KM Trading stores in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain.
The recycling initiative is in line with FrieslandCampina’s sustainability ambitions, which focus on investments in sustainable long-term growth for the benefit of future generations. The dairy cooperative’s latest initiative also supports the UAE’s Vision 2021 National Agenda, which is focused on implementing green growth plans and maintaining a sustainable environment and infrastructure.
Sumeet Mathur, Managing Director, FrieslandCampina Middle East, said: “As one of the first dairy companies in the region and one of the UAE’s long-standing favorites, it was fitting that we celebrate this year’s National Day with a limited-edition Rainbow Milk can. But, we also wanted to go a step further by contributing to the nation’s admirable target of diverting 75 per cent of municipal solid waste away from landfills by 2021 by launching our initiative to collect Rainbow Milk cans. We understand that our sustainablily goals can only be achieved in cooperation with our partners.”
Since launching its range of Rainbow evaporated milk products in the UAE in 1955, which marked the arrival of one of the first multi-national brands in the Arab region, FrieslandCampina products have become a much-loved staple in Emirati and expat homes. Rainbow Milk has now been a part of local consumers lives for generations and continues to be the first choice for its creamy, delicious taste and nutritious ingredients.
FrieslandCampina has committed to integrating a sustainability policy into its business strategy to continuously produce more sustainable dairy products. Rainbow Milk’s latest limited-edition can reinforces the company’s commitment towards its loyal consumer base in the UAE while reaffirming its pledge to lower and reduce the company’s environmental impact by investing in sustainable operations.
FrieslandCampina is one of the world’s largest dairy companies and has a cooperative tradition stretching back more than 140 years. FrieslandCampina commands and controls the entire milk production chain from milk to end product – from grass to glass. This guarantees the quality, safety and sustainability of the company’s products. FrieslandCampina Middle East operates across the Arabian Peninsula. Our geographical scope also includes the Levant countries. We are among the first multinational dairy companies that entered the Middle East market. Our popular brand, Rainbow Milk, was launched in the region in an evaporated milk format. Since then, the rich and creamy taste of Rainbow Milk has been loved by the region’s consumers for generations.
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