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Our Commitments

As a proud industry we are committed to providing nutritious food for a healthier world. To do this, we have made a number of sustainability commitments to our customers, communities, investors and to our own dairy people.

Food is at the centre of many sustainability challenges facing the world and, as a result, the world’s food production systems are changing. Land degradation, biodiversity loss, food security, climate change, population growth, water scarcity, public health, human rights and technological disruption are changing the way food is made.

As an industry that requires land, water and animals, and employs people to provide human nutrition, the Australian dairy industry has been redefining its position in the global food chain.

The Australian dairy industry intends to be an integral part of the national and global effort to address the world’s biggest sustainability challenges.

Our internationally recognised Sustainability Framework demonstrates our sustainability commitments and allows us to measure and publicly report against them.

In 2018, we set new goals for 2030 which reflects a renewed sense of purpose for continuous improvement and practice change where necessary.

Our dairy promise is to provide nutritious food for a healthier world. To do this, we are committed to:

1. Providing the best care for all our animals

2. Improving the wellbeing of people

3. Enhancing farmer livelihoods

4. Reducing environmental impact

We know there are many challenges the industry still needs to face and that we still have a lot of work to do – but the new goals for 2030 confirm our ambition to continue to make changes for the better.

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Australian dairy has a strong commitment to sustainability.

View the latest Australian Dairy Industry Sustainability Report and discover more about the industry's goals and actions and how we measure and publicly report our progress.