Guiding Principles

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 Framework for U.S. Dairy

The Stewardship and Sustainability Framework for U.S. Dairy supports dairy farms and companies’ efforts to voluntarily measure, report and communicate progress. The Innovation Center, in partnership with our stakeholders, will update the Framework on a regular basis to reflect the latest scientific information and generally accepted best practices. The most current version of the Framework is below.

U.S. Dairy Sustainability Report

The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy® published its sixth 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.