Innovation

Innovation is central to long-term value creation. We continuously evolve to deliver new and unique product offerings which cater to consumers’ changing needs, for example, towards more beverage choices, flexibility and affordability. Through innovation, we also improve the operational efficiency of our manufacturing processes and better manage our impacts on the environment. Further guided by the ‘circular economy’ principle of decoupling our activities from the consumption of finite resources, we continuously innovate for longer shelf life and better recyclability of our product packaging.

Our 2025 Commitment
Innovation
  • 10% product innovation for commercialised F&N products by 2025

We innovate through an Research & Development team in Singapore to develop new products and eco-friendly packaging that meet evolving tastes and lifestyles. For food packaging, the team collaborates with Nanyang Technological University (NTU). The result is more choice of beverages, in packaging that is fit for purpose.

The goals of R&D at F&NHB are guided by the following principles:

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Over the past year, we launched new healthier product options and more convenient packaging to meet the diverse needs of our consumers. We have also been implementing employee-driven innovative manufacturing processes that increase productivity and improve environmental performance such as lower Greenhouse Gas (GHG emissions), waste reduction and water savings.

 

Product Innovation: Meeting consumer’s evolving needs through product choice and availability

Process Innovation: Improving our operations to increase resource efficiency, reduce environmental impact and contribute to a circular economy

 

To promote continuous improvement in productivity, quality, cost, delivery, safety, ethics and environment, we organised an annual competition since 2007, which encouraged manufacturing teams to propose and implement innovative and cost saving initiatives. Participants work in groups and are empowered to implement their ideas. The innovative ideas initiated through the convention have already successfully achieved an average saving/avoidance of RM10 million per annum.