The Dairy Sustainability Framework

Providing a global framework for a holistic approach to sustainability

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:

  1. Preserving natural resources
  2. 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

    Align global ambition to regional activity on key sustainability issues in a coherent way.

  • Connect

    Map and Connect existing activity addressing regional priorities, allowing for cross-fertilization.

  • Progress

    Reveal opportunities for development of new or accelerate existing activity to improve performance.