2013 Sustainability Report

2013 U.S. Dairy Sustainability Report

The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy® published its third progress report to update stakeholders on the status of our Sustainability Commitment.

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Nominate for the 2015 Sustainability Awards

Learn about two new categories that honor innovative approaches to resource stewardship and community partnerships. Nominations accepted now through Nov. 7.

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Recent News

Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy seeking next class of stewardship stars

The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy®, established under the leadership of dairy farmers, is now accepting nominations for the 2015 U.S. Dairy Sustainability Awards. The awards recognize outstanding dairy farms, businesses and partnerships for socially responsible, economically viable and environmentally sound practices.

Blog: Share the sustainability responsibility

It’s not enough to say the dairy industry is doing something about sustainability, we need to measure and demonstrate progress. The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy teamed up with McDonald’s and Prairie Farms Dairy to test Smart Tools from farm to fleet to processing plant.

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Health & Wellness

Cheese and sodium market snapshot

This brochure includes consumer and product research, challenges and opportunities, industry updates and business thought-starters.

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Trends & Initiatives

Executive summary: Understanding the dairy opportunity among Hispanic consumers

Understanding Hispanic consumers’ beliefs, customs, experiences and behaviors will help dairy meet the needs of these consumers.

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Trends and initiatives

Product Categories

Cheese and healthy eating: audience brochure

This primer offers background information on the nutritional value of cheese for industry to educate general audiences.

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Uniting the Industry, Driving Growth

The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy® provides a forum for the dairy industry to work together pre-competitively. Collectively, we address barriers and opportunities to foster innovation and increase sales.


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Do people know this about the food industry?

Imagine the positive impact the food industry could have on public health if they leveraged their scale, marketing capabilities and branding skills to develop appealing, great-tasting healthy foods. Many companies are doing just that.

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