Not a Standard or a Certification Scheme – A Framework model that adapts to local needs
Not a ‘point in time’ reporting tool – an inclusive and innovative approach that reports Continuous Improvement
The dairy sector’s global monitoring and reporting platform for environmental, social and economic progress
A platform where members share solutions to common global sustainability challenges
A pre-competitive and collaborative framework that connects and aligns the whole dairy value chain around 11 sustainability criteria
Demonstrating the dairy sector’s role and contribution towards the delivery of the Sustainable Development Goals
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.
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.
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.
The Dairy Sustainability Framework by the Numbers
The DSF accounts for 30% of global milk production
25 million +
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With three different membership categories, all organizations with an interest in global dairy sustainability can join the DSF.
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