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.
The Stewardship and Sustainability Guide for U.S. Dairy is the result of an industrywide vision to understand what matters most in dairy sustainability so that:
- Baseline impacts can be understood
- Continuous improvements can be measured and communicated
- Retailers, consumers and other interested stakeholders can have confidence in our products
View these resources to learn more about our approach to measuring dairy sustainability and how to use the guide and handbooks to measure your progress. Or check out our Frequently Asked Questions.
The U.S. dairy industry is working toward a harmonized approach for measurement that is based on science and developed from farm to retail. We do this because we believe that by working together we can learn, share, test and identify what really matters, what the best ways of measuring are, and where to focus our efforts for improvement along the value chain.