Issue #41, January 2022
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In this issue...

We report on recent DSF activities along with topical items for those engaged in sustainability efforts in the dairy sector... 

2021 DSF Members Meeting

The Annual DSF Members meeting was held virtually on 30 November 2021 with over 120 delegates from 22 countries. The packed 3-hour session focused on Enhancing member interaction for effective progress. The plenary session featured an update on Pathways to Dairy Net Zero by Kevin Burkum of Global Dairy Platform and Hayden Montgomery of…

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Prof David Hughes

2020 DSF Members Reporting published

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The 2020 DSF reporting was published at the annual DSF Members meeting.  The data is from the 2020 calendar year.  This report provides an aggregate analysis of the sector’s performance, covering environmental, economic and social sustainability through the 11 DSF Criteria. DSF membership currently accounts for…

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Life Cycle Assessment methodology review

Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is an acknowledged environmental impact assessment tool to calculate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of dairy production. To help the global dairy sector value chain to have a robust benchmark for calculating carbon footprints for pre-competitive discussions and to make continued progress in…

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LCA methodology briefing note

Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) and Sustainable Development Goals - guidance released

AMR and UN SDG guidance


The World Health Organisation and other members of the AMR Tripartite have recently published guidance which highlights that rising levels of antimicrobial resistance will thwart progress towards many of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in particular those focusing on health and well-being, poverty reduction, food security,…

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Is the grass always greener elsewhere?

Can we learn from how other industries are tackling GHG challenges?  Here are an interesting couple of items exploring how other sectors are tackling the intricacies of carbon footprinting and mitigating GHG emissions.

  • Sustainability Consultancy Finch & Beak’s piece spotlights the construction industry, with materials such as steel and cement, and their progress…
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EU Sustainable Dairy Energy Efficiencies and innovations fact book published

The Dairy Council for Northern Ireland has recently published its 2021 EU Sustainable Dairy Fact Book in conjunction with the EU and the European Milk Forum (EMF).  The publication sets out examples of how Northern Ireland dairy processing businesses make energy savings as well as reducing…

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Dairy Council for N Ireland EU Sustainable Dairy Fact Book 2021

January’s Food for thought…
  • CSIRO in race with Dutch corporate giant DSM to get low emissions cattle feed to market
  • What humanity should eat to stay healthy and save the planet
  • Protein is not protein. Here’s why
  • Is some saturated fat better for health than we think?

CSIRO in race with Dutch corporate…

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Sustainability News from DSF Members

We continue to share dairy sustainability news from around the membership.

Dairy Sustainability eNews from Australia

If you have sustainability materials or news you would like to share, please contact the DSF Secretariat.

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If you have any forthcoming events that you think would be of interest to the DSF community, please send details to the DSF Secretariat and we will do our best to include them in future newsletters.
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