The DSF is a tool that allows the dairy sector to connect at a global level and align their sustainability efforts working towards a focused and common sustainability agenda.

It is very different to a standard that requires certain fixed criteria to be achieved. The DSF allows individual groups, regions or organizations to develop different initiatives and programs on a local basis that work towards addressing the Criteria and Strategic Intents of the framework.
This approach also allows the dairy sector to develop initiatives that accommodate wherever they are on their sustainability journey. It is recognized that global dairy supply chains are at different developmental stages of their sustainability programs, and as such the framework is not there to judge or compareā€¦ It purely seeks to demonstrate continuous improvement via a range of shared activities that are captured and shared via the DSF.