Dairy Sustainability

The U.S. dairy community has a strong track record of taking care of animals, air, land and water, and is a leader in environmental stewardship efforts.

The future of sustainable dairy farming is happening today. The dairy community is dedicated to addressing climate change and water quality while providing nutritious and affordable foods that will nourish generations to come.

Every day, dairy farmers impact the land, water and air we all share. But as good environmental stewards, they have always innovated and adopted new practices and technologies to produce the same amount of food using fewer natural resources, yet still provide all the same great nutrition.

U.S. dairy is doing more to drive down greenhouse gas emissions, including methane, and enable renewable energy adoption. We will upcycle more waste into more resources, and we will invest and advance excellence in animal care.

As part of this pledge, the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy, founded by America’s dairy farmers, has set aggressive new environmental sustainability goals to achieve greenhouse gas neutrality, optimize water usage and improve water quality by 2050.

We’re delivering for today while investing in tomorrow through innovation, science and a commitment to meaningfully contribute to a sustainable future for generations to come.

That’s our vision: Dairy as an environmental solution.

Social Responsibility

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