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 DSF 11 criteria and its continuous improvement commitments.

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The SDP recognises and reinforces existing National and Company programs that can demonstrate impact and improvement at farm level.

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Consistent and credible

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

The benefits

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

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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
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SDP Learning Centre

Sustainable Dairy Partnership resources to help you on your journey to dairy sustainability.

SAI Platform members and Sustainable Dairy Partnership users get have access to video tuition, technical documents, training materials and tools through in the SDP Learning Centre. Available through My SAI Platform.

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SDP Reporting Hub

Start sharing your data in a simple, secure and flexible way.

Meet your value chain expectations of sustainably produced milk and milk products with SAI Platform’s SDP Reporting Hub.

Available exclusively for SAI Platform members and Sustainable Dairy Partnership (SDP) users, the hub displays key features including a supplier directory, personalised dashboard and reports and secure repository for shared information among others.

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

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Ahold Delhaize

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Barry Callebaut

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Bord Bia

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California Dairies

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Cayuga Marketing

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Coca Cola

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Dairy Australia

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Dairy Farmers of America

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Darigold / Northwest Dairy Association

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DMK Group

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Friesland Campina

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Innovation Center for US Dairy

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Kerry Group

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Kraft Heinz Company

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Lakeland Dairies

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Lindt & Sprungli

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Mondelez International

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Savencia Fromage & Dairy

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Sodiaal Union

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