The U.S. Dairy Stewardship Commitment

Demonstrating U.S. dairy’s positive impact from farm to table.

About the Stewardship Commitment

People depend on nutritious food to support their health and well-being, and it’s vital to produce food in a responsible way to address the needs of our communities and the planet. The Stewardship Commitment is a demonstration of U.S. dairy's long-standing values, and a pledge to uphold those values for today, tomorrow, and the future.

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Responsibly Produced

Taking good care of our cows, workers and enhancing the natural resources of the planet.

Nourishing Communities

Cultivating healthy, vibrant communities by providing affordable, nutrient-rich dairy foods and contributing to positive economic impact.

Continuous Improvement

Advancing dairy sustainability through stakeholder aligned metrics and globally recognized standards.

Starting a Sustainability Journey

If your company is getting started or is in the process of developing a sustainability plan, the Innovation Center has developed the Sustainability Resource Guide for U.S. Dairy Processors to help with dairy-specific sustainability resources.

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The Commitment Advantage

Companies can benefit from signing on to the U.S. Dairy Stewardship Commitment, which provides a voluntary platform developed to define and transparently exhibit sustainability progress. To find out more, contact the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy.

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Adopting Companies

Join the many that have committed to upholding and uplifting U.S. dairy’s positive impact for people, our communities, the planet and the future.

Sustainability Alliance®

The Innovation Center’s Dairy Sustainability Alliance® is a multi-stakeholder group consisting of companies and organizations from across the dairy community and others who want to contribute to dairy’s social responsibility journey. The Dairy Sustainability Alliance provides a forum for stakeholder input that is essential to the rigor of the Stewardship Commitment and U.S. dairy’s ability to credibly measure, report on, and advance social responsibility.

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Commitment Resources

Download the Stewardship Commitment overview and complementary resources that support your company’s sustainability journey.

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About the Innovation Center

The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy is a voluntary organization that works with leaders from across the dairy value chain to align on pre-competitive priorities, drive progress and share dairy’s story. Through the Innovation Center, the U.S. dairy community advances a shared social responsibility platform and demonstrates its collective commitment to provide the world responsibly produced dairy foods that nourish people, strengthen communities and foster a sustainable future.

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