The U.S. Dairy Stewardship Commitment

Demonstrating U.S. dairy’s positive impact from farm to table.

About the Stewardship Commitment

People depend on nutritious food to support their health and well-being, and it’s vital to produce food in a responsible way to address the needs of our communities and the planet. The Stewardship Commitment is a demonstration of U.S. dairy's long-standing values, and a pledge to uphold those values for today, tomorrow, and the future.

Responsibly Produced

Taking good care of our cows, workers and enhancing the natural resources of the planet.

Nourishing Communities

Cultivating healthy, vibrant communities by providing affordable, nutrient-rich dairy foods and contributing to positive economic impact.

Continuous Improvement

Advancing dairy sustainability through stakeholder aligned metrics and globally recognized standards.

Why Adopt

People have an interest in who grows their food, where it comes from and how it’s made. The U.S. Dairy Stewardship Commitment was developed to provide a transparent way cooperatives and processors collectively demonstrate positive social, environmental and economic impact through collaboration across the value chain.

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What It Means to Adopt

Companies that voluntarily adopt the U.S. Dairy Stewardship Commitment agree to follow a rigorous set of standards that demonstrate positive impact and contribute to U.S. dairy’s ability to track, aggregate and report on progress.  To find out more contact the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy.

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Adopting Companies

Join the many that have committed to upholding and uplifting U.S. dairy’s positive impact for people, our communities, the planet and the future.

Sustainability Alliance®

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. The Dairy Sustainability Alliance provides a forum for stakeholder input that is essential to the rigor of the Stewardship Commitment and U.S. dairy’s ability to credibly measure, report on, and advance social responsibility.

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Commitment Resources

Download the Stewardship Commitment overview and complementary resources that support your company’s sustainability journey.

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About the Innovation Center

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 demonstrates its collective commitment to provide the world responsibly produced dairy foods that nourish people, strengthen communities and foster a sustainable future.

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