Open, transparent and science-based

The U.S. dairy industry is committed to an open, transparent and science-based approach to measuring and communicating our sustainability progress across the dairy value chain, from grass to glass.

Stewardship and Sustainability Guide for U.S. Dairy

The Stewardship and Sustainability Guide for U.S. Dairy supports dairy farms and companies’ efforts to voluntarily measure, report and communicate progress. Dairy producers, processors and manufacturers work with retailers and other stakeholders to draft, test, pilot and refine each phase. View the current version of the guide, and find additional support for producers and processors in the handbooks.

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.

Through this shared commitment, the U.S. dairy industry works together pre-competitively to provide consumers with the nutritious dairy products they want, in a way that makes the industry, people and planet economically, environmentally and socially better.

2012 sustainability report

Tools and resources

The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy® developed science-based tools to help producers and processors establish a baseline and benchmark their progress on key sustainability indicators such as energy use, carbon footprint and animal care.