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Celebrating 10 years of reporting the global dairy sector’s sustainability progress

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Demonstrating the dairy sector’s role and contribution towards the delivery of the Sustainable Development Goals

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Not a ‘point in time’ reporting tool – an inclusive and innovative approach that reports Continuous Improvement

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Not a Standard or a Certification Scheme – A Framework model that adapts to local needs

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A platform where members share solutions to common global sustainability challenges

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The dairy sector’s global monitoring and reporting platform for environmental, social and economic progress

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A pre-competitive and collaborative framework that connects and aligns the whole dairy value chain around 11 sustainability criteria

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DSF Annual Sustainability Progress – 2022 Calendar Year Reporting
Focus on – 14/10/2023

DSF Annual Sustainability Progress – 2022 Calendar Year Reporting

The DSF have published the annual sustainability progress reporting results for the 2022 calendar year. Covering environmental, economic and social sustainability through 11 Criteria and associated indicator metrics, this report provides an aggregate analysis of the sector’s performance. The DSF currently accounts for 30% of global (cow & buffalo) milk production which is equivalent to 50% of the global formal milk market.

Download the DSF Annual Sustainability Progress – 2022 Calendar Year Reporting.  Available also in Chinese, French, Japanese, Portuguese & Spanish.

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Case Studies
Focus on – 14/09/2023

Case Studies

The DSF is developing a growing range of case studies that we hope will be valuable to prospective, new and existing Members, providing an outline of the process of implementing an aspect of the DSF, with key learnings and outcomes.

Implementing the DSF: four case studies are available from Dairy for Social Impact, a project funded by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and Global Dairy Platform (GDP).  Pilots in Kenya, Rwanda, Vietnam and India have been written up capturing the experiences of implementing the DSF to provide guidance for others.

Examples of Members’ Sustainability Programs: these case studies are for Members only and are examples of the positive work addressing one of the DSF criteria. They can be downloaded from the DSF Members area of the website.  We hope these will inspire other Members as they seek to continuously improve.

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DSF Community of Interest Groups
Focus on – 12/10/2022

DSF Community of Interest Groups

These groups provide a platform for DSF Aggregating and Implementing Members to share and compare actions that they are implementing across the globe with the aim of sharing successes and finding solutions to common challenges. Started in 2021, Animal Care and GHG Emissions groups are meeting regularly, and more recently a Soils Community and Biodiversity Community have got underway. Contact the DSF for more information.

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The Dairy Sustainability Framework by the Numbers

The DSF accounts for 30% of global milk production

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DSF Annual Sustainability Progress – 2022 Calendar Year Reporting
14/10/2023

DSF Annual Sustainability Progress – 2022 Calendar Year Reporting

The DSF have now published the annual sustainability progress reporting results for the 2022 calendar year. Covering environmental, economic and social sustainability through 11 Criteria and associate...
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With three different membership categories, all organizations with an interest in global dairy sustainability can join the DSF.

News

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17/10/2023

10 Years of monitoring & reporting dairy sustainability progress!

DSF 2023 Annual Meeting, Chicago Celebrations got underway at the DSF Annual Meeting in Chicago on 14th October, where over 80 delegates from six continents gathered in-person and online, with the...
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15/09/2023

Dairy for Social Impact Case Studies published

Four case studies now available from Dairy for Social Impact, a project funded by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and Global Dairy Platform (GDP).  The recently completed f...
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18/07/2023

Register now for your place at the DSF Annual Meeting!

DSF Annual Meeting, Chicago Saturday, October 14, 2023  Keeping ahead of the sustainability curve is this year’s theme at our first time back to a face to face DSF annual meeting since Septembe...
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Dr Margrethe Jonkman shares the fantastic work of the Dairy Nourishes Africa initiative. Benefits evident in so many ways, not just climate!

The Chairman and Director of the Dairy Sustainability Framework discussing how the DSF as the Monitoring and Reporting mechanism for global dairy sustainability is crucial to the success of the Pathways to Dairy Net Zero initiative at the COP meeting in Egypt

Donald Moore of GDP explains the dairy sector has been working on sustainability for many years with the Pathways for Dairy Net Zero initiative building on the start the sector has already made…

Minister for Agriculture Uruguay,Fernando Mattos providing opening remarks at the Pathways to Dairy Net Zero side event at COP27.

Dairy- providing so much more than sustainable nutrition! The key message from the IICA Pavilion side event this morning.

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