Sustainability

Dairy Sustainability Alliance®: Our members

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.

Our members

 

Opportunities

Your time commitment to the Dairy Sustainability Alliance® is dependent on your organization’s desired level of involvement (beyond fulfillment of the general Terms of Membership) and its role within the supply chain.

The Dairy Sustainability Alliance® meets in person twice a year: the Dairy Sustainability Forum each spring focuses solely on dairy sustainability topics and is held alongside the U.S. Dairy Sustainability Awards Ceremony, and the Sustainable Agriculture Summit each fall convenes leaders from across the agricultural value chain for the premier sustainability event for production agriculture. Hear directly from partners, sponsors and attendees about the Summit in this video. 

In addition to these in-person meetings, there are occasional webinars conducted by the Dairy Sustainability Alliance® both for members and for specific project working groups. 

Member Responsibilities

Dairy Sustainability Alliance members agree to the following terms:


1. Organizational commitment to support socially responsible, economically viable and environmentally sound dairy food systems that promote the current and future health and well-being of dairy consumers, communities, cows, employees, businesses and the planet
2. Designate appropriate contact(s) within the organization to serve as its representative(s) on the Dairy Sustainability Alliance
3. In-person representation at a minimum of one Dairy Sustainability Alliance meeting per year
4. Active engagement with the dairy community’s social responsibility efforts
5. Ongoing support of dairy communication efforts
6. Completion of an annual member engagement survey

Membership will be evaluated annually based on compliance with the above terms.


An organization’s time commitment is dependent on its desired level of involvement to fulfill the above terms of membership. Some examples of active engagement and communications support include:



Companies and organizations interested in joining or simply learning more about the Dairy Sustainability Alliance should contact Angela.Hessinger@dairy.org.