We Are U.S. Dairy

Dairy farmers founded the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy to bring leaders from across the dairy community together to identify and address category-wide priorities, such as social responsibility.

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The U.S. Dairy Stewardship Commitment is our social responsibility pledge to consumers, customers and other stakeholders.

Areas of Focus

For more information about our priorities and progress, read our 2018 Sustainability Report.

Sustainable Nutrition

Highlight dairy’s role in a sustainable food system that supports consumers’ health and well-being

Animal Care

Demonstrate dairy farmers’ commitment to high-quality, humane and ethical animal care

Environmental Stewardship

Advance the science and practices that protect our natural resources and document dairy’s progress

Food Safety

Protect consumers and minimize risks through industrywide collaboration on food safety

People & Community

Share dairy’s positive societal and economic impacts

Global Insights & Innovation

Identify emerging opportunities and threats for U.S. dairy


Engage consumers and stakeholders in a conversation around dairy

U.S. Dairy Sustainability Awards

The U.S. Dairy Sustainability awards honor the innovative dairy farms, businesses and partnerships that have a socially responsible, economically viable and environmentally sound impact beyond their farm gate or front door.

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2018 Sustainability Report

The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy’s seventh progress report on the status of U.S. dairy’s efforts to provide consumers with the nutritious dairy products they want, in socially responsible, sustainable ways.

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Dairy Sustainability Alliance

The Dairy Sustainability Alliance® is a multi-stakeholder group consisting of individuals from across the dairy community. They work together to improve, measure and communicate dairy’s role in a sustainable food system.

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U.S. Dairy Stewardship Commitment

This is U.S. Dairy’s social responsibility pledge to consumers, customers and other stakeholders. Companies that adopt the Stewardship Commitment meet defined criteria for important areas like animal care, the environment and food safety, and report on impact in a transparent and meaningful way.

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From the U.S. Dairy Sustainability Forum to workshops and webinars, we offer a variety of ways to stay up-to-date on the best safety and sustainability practices in the dairy industry. Sign up for an upcoming event near you.

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Having a unified dairy community starts with having a unified dairy voice. Browse our resource materials to use when sharing dairy's commitment to sustainability and innovation.

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