what we do

The DSF is focused on eleven sustainability criteria and has established ambitions for each. When a DSF Member prioritises a particular criteria, they commit towards working towards the high level ambition (Strategic Intent).

The DSF allows individual groups, regions or organizations to develop different initiatives and programs on a local basis that work towards addressing the Criteria and Strategic Intents of the framework.

Each Global Criteria listed below has a high level indicator established on which the DSF will report on an aggregated basis for the global dairy value chain. Click on a criteria to view details

Animal Care


Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Market Development

Product Safety and Quality

Rural Economies

Soil Nutrients

Soil Quality and Retention


Water availability and quality

Working Conditions