Sustainability

Dairy Sustainability Alliance®

About the Alliance

The Dairy Sustainability Alliance® is a multi-stakeholder group consisting of representatives from across the dairy community, including farmers, processors, manufacturers, retailers, and representatives from nonprofits, trade organizations, government and academia that provides a precompetitive forum for member organizations to share knowledge, collaborate on issues affecting the industry at large and accelerate progress toward common sustainability goals. Collectively, members of the Dairy Sustainability Alliance® strive to measure, improve and communicate dairy’s role in a sustainable food system. We define sustainability as providing consumers with the nutritious products they want in a way that makes the industry, people and the earth economically, environmentally and socially better – now and for future generations.

Get involved

The Dairy Sustainability Alliance® is comprised of organizations all along the dairy supply chain that are committed to being leaders in sustainability. All of our efforts and outcomes are precompetitive and will be made available to the entire industry. If you’re interested in joining the Dairy Sustainability Alliance®, please contact Angela Hessinger to determine the appropriate level of involvement.

US Dairy Sustainability Awards

The U.S. Dairy Sustainability Awards honor outstanding dairy farms, businesses and partnerships for socially responsible, economically viable and environmentally sound practices. Since 2011, an independent panel of judges, who are experts on economic and environmental issues and opportunities for today’s dairy industry, evaluate the nominations. Each year, winners demonstrate how innovation sparked by one farm, one person or one organization can have a ripple effect that goes well beyond their farm gate or front door.

Upcoming events

Check out upcoming events of the Dairy Sustainability Alliance®, from the U.S. Dairy Sustainability Awards to the Dairy Sustainability Forum and the Sustainable Agriculture Summit. 

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.