Reducing environmental impact
We commit to meeting the challenge of climate change and providing good stewardship of our natural resources.
Like other agricultural industries, dairy is dependent on natural resources. We are very mindful of our stewardship role and the need to look after water, biodiversity and soil, as well as reduce our waste and emissions.
To ensure we tackle climate change head on and are part of the solution, we are committed through the Australian Dairy Industry Sustainability Framework to achieving the following goals by 2030:
- Improve land management (Framework Goal 8)
- Increase water use efficiency (Framework Goal 9)
- Reduce greenhouse gas emissions intensity (Framework Goal 10)
- Reduce waste (Framework Goal 11)
Check out our progress on our goals against baseline and 2030 targets in the 2020 Summary Scorecard.
Australian dairy is committed to managing land responsibly. Discover case studies, articles and more here.
Water is a critical resource for the Australian dairy industry. We're committed to improving water use efficiency. Discover how we're taking action with case studies, programs, research and more here.
Australian dairy has a clear goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions intensity by 30% by 2030. Learn more about how we are doing this across farming and manufacturing here.
Stakeholders expect the dairy industry to be accountable for waste from farm to manufacturing and beyond. Click here to discover how Australian dairy is being proactive in this area through industry partnerships and more.
30 Ways Australian Dairy is Tackling Climate Change
Dairy farmers and processors across the country are adapting their practices to take action on climate change.
Read about the 30 ways Australian dairy is meeting the challenge of climate change and reducing environmental impact, ensuring a more sustainable industry into the future.
Pathways to Dairy Net Zero
The global dairy sector is committed to cutting greenhouse gas emissions while delivering high-quality nutrition and supporting livelihoods for one billion people. Read more about Pathways to Dairy Net Zero.
30 Ways Australian dairy is tackling climate change
Australian dairy is committed to climate action. As part of our response, we'll mitigate our own greenhouse gas emissions and reduce water intensity in manufacturing and on farms. We’ll protect our land and increase biodiversity of plants and animals.Read more
Australian Dairy Sustainability Framework
Australian dairy is serious about being sustainable. Learn about our internationally recognised Sustainability Framework and our commitments to our people, animals, the community and planet.Read more
The dairy industry contributes billions to the economy and employs thousands but volatile markets, a changing climate and other challenges make dairy farming difficult for many.Read more