Combining strengths, sharing resources, providing guidance and aligning efforts to achieve better outcomes are the guiding principles of the Global Dairy Agenda for Action (GDAA). The initiative has now developed a framework to provide overarching goals and alignment of the sector’s actions globally on the path to sustainability: the Dairy Sustainability Framework (DSF).
The DSF will enable the GDAA to take a holistic approach to sustainability through a common language, alignment of international sustainability activity and through this generate a common sustainability commitment that can be expressed at a global level, but also regional, national and organizational levels.
The Dairy Sustainability Framework Vision
A vibrant dairy sector committed to continuously improving its ability to provide safe and nutritious products from healthy cattle, while:
- Preserving natural resources
- Ensuring decent livelihoods across the industry
The Principles of the Dairy Sustainability Framework
The Dairy Sustainability Framework has been designed on the following three principles:
Align global ambition to regional activity on key sustainability issues in a coherent way.
Map and Connect existing activity addressing regional priorities, allowing for cross-fertilization.
Reveal opportunities for development of new or accelerate existing activity to improve performance.