Sustainable Dairy Partnership

Promote and communicate continuous improvement in dairy sustainability.

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Why the Sustainable Dairy Partnership

Because dairy sustainability matters.

The Sustainable Dairy Partnership provides a consistent global approach to dairy sustainability in commercial relationships between dairy buyers and processors. The burden of buyer-specific programmes and audits is reduced, restoring focus on what really matters: continuous improvement on dairy farms.

Join your peers in improving dairy sustainability through an industry-wide approach.

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What is the Sustainable Dairy Partnership

A journey to dairy sustainability built on the Dairy Sustainability Framework.

Through the five stages of the Sustainable Dairy Partnership, the processor strengthens their sustainability management system and reports their progress and impacts. It’s a roadmap to sustainability for the dairy processor, resulting in a simple, usable report for dairy buyers.

How it works

Use the Sustainable Dairy Partnership to demonstrate and improve your sustainability progress without duplicating effort.

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Dairy priorities

In consultation with their stakeholders, dairy processors prioritise the 11 DSF Criteria and fulfil its continuous improvement commitments.

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The Sustainable Dairy Partnership recognises and reinforces existing National and Company programmes that can demonstrate impact and improvement at farm level.

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Consistent and credible

The Sustainable Dairy Partnership is designed to accommodate the diversity of dairy systems and supports verification, so it is consistent and credible.

The benefits

The Sustainable Dairy Partnership is relevant, transparent and applicable to everyone, everywhere.

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Dairy Processors

  • Focus on what’s relevant to your business and farmers
  • Use the stages as a roadmap to managing a sustainable dairy business
  • A single programme to meet your customer requirements, reducing the need for customer-specific systems and audits
  • Get credit for things you are already doing through your actions, national programmes, and DSF Membership
  • Build collaboration with shared principles between buyers and processors
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Dairy Buyers

  • One single approach to view sustainability progress from the supply chain
  • Receive verified reports that can be used by procurement and sustainability teams with confidence
  • Understand where your supplying processors are on the sustainability journey and their measurable impact
  • Avoid creating and managing a costly and resource-intensive on farm sustainability system
  • Build collaboration with shared principles between buyers and processors

Why are companies coming together to be a part of the Sustainable Dairy Partnership?

Watch this 3-minute video where we hear from a range of companies on the value they get from the Sustainable Dairy Partnership.

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Sustainable Dairy Partnership resources to help you

SAI Platform members and Sustainable Dairy Partnership users will have access to all technical documents, online training materials and tools through our SDP Learning Centre.

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With two ways to join, you can choose the approach that is right for you.

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