Working together to improve, measure and communicate dairy’s role in a sustainable food system.
Webinars & Events
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.
Through in-person meetings, webinars and newsletters, Dairy Sustainability Alliance members share knowledge, collaborate on issues affecting the industry at large, accelerate progress toward common sustainability goals and contribute to the long-term viability of the U.S.
The Dairy Sustainability Alliance provides a forum for stakeholder input that is essential as the Innovation Center takes its next steps to credibly measure, report on, and support dairy social responsibility.
About the Innovation Center
Dairy Sustainability Alliance members span the dairy value chain and are committed to being leaders in sustainability. This diverse cross section of more than 160 stakeholder companies and organizations all want to be part of dairy’s sustainability journey and find value in working collaboratively on a shared platform.
Join the Alliance
Industry Suppliers. Food Service & Retail. Agricultural Groups. Organizations all along the dairy supply chain join the Dairy Sustainability Alliance to demonstrate their desire and ability to further the dairy community’s social responsibility goals.
If you’re interested in joining the Dairy Sustainability Alliance, please contact Angela Hessinger ([email protected]).
Our Stakeholder Members
Active engagement with the dairy community’s social responsibility efforts is an integral piece of Dairy Sustainability Alliance membership.
Who We Are
Mark your calendar for upcoming Dairy Sustainability Alliance meetings and webinars. Our Dairy Sustainability Alliance 101 webinar offers the perfect introduction – or refresher – to who we are, what we do and how we do it, as well as a primer on the industry’s key social responsibility initiatives.
Our Collaborative Approach
The Dairy Sustainability Alliance meets twice each year, for its Spring and Fall Meetings. These meetings provide a forum for stakeholder input and opportunities for networking.
A Literature Review of Global Warming Potential* (GWP*)
DSF Strategic Plan 2020 – 2025
DSF 2019 Reporting Results
Changes to DSF GHG Emissions Indicator Metric
How Dairy Cattle Health impacts on GHG Emissions Brochure
DSF 2018 Reporting Results
Climate Change and the Global Dairy Cattle Sector
Global Dairy and GHG Emissions Factsheet
Lechería Global y Emisiones de GEI
Materiality Briefing paper
Members provide subject matter expertise, discuss goal setting and appropriate measures of progress, and collaborate on the shared journey of continuous improvement.
- A primary example of this collaborative approach is the U.S. Dairy Stewardship Commitment, developed by the Innovation Center to recognize and support cooperatives and processors that voluntarily choose to follow a rigorous set of standards that demonstrate positive impact.
- dairy’s industry’s long-standing values, and a pledge to uphold those values for today, tomorrow, and the future. The Dairy Sustainability Alliance promotes a transparent, collaborative and ongoing effort to work toward the benefit of all.
- Additional resources and downloads, including our current and past Sustainability Reports are available in our Resource Library. 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 demonstrate its collective commitment to provide the world responsibly produced dairy foods that nourish people, strengthen communities and foster a sustainable future.