Dairy industry sustainability report
The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy has released a Sustainability Progress Report, in which 200 stakeholders including NGOs, academics, producers, retailers have contributed to come up with suggestions on how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and produce value.
The result of the project that was started in 2008, was a clear vision for a sustainability commitment and ten projects worth more than $200 million and a 10% reduction in US dairy’s overall greenhouse gas footprint.
Erin Fitzgerald, vice president of sustainability at The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy, says in an interview with Progressive Dairyman: “The goal of this report is to serve as a resource to stakeholders who are increasingly asking qualitatively and quantitatively what the dairy industry is doing toward sustainability.”
In the interview she also says that “a dairy producer should be incredibly proud of their industry’s willingness to be a leader in sustainability. I think this report and its framework give producers the right language to express their story of stewardship to their neighbors and communities.”
Read the whole interview with Erin Fitzgerald in the Progressive Dairyman>
More than 30 dairies, producers and co-ops contributed to this report, one of them being Fiscalini Farms, which you can read more about in our Dairy Farms section.