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The dairy company debuted the first fully renewable milk carton and post-consumer recycled gallon milk jug in the United States.
April 27, 2022
Clover Sonoma — a Certified B Corporation and third-generation family-owned and operated dairy based in Petaluma, Calif. — said it received recognition for sustainable packaging innovation through California Creamery Operators Association’s first Sustainability award.
At the recent 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland, the United States announced that it would join the international Global Methane Pledge, which aims to limit methane emissions by 30%, compared to 2020 levels, by 2030. That’s an ambitious goal, but one that the U.S. dairy industry is already tackling.
The new initiative, which aims to accelerate climate change action and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across the dairy sector, is already backed by organizations representing approximately 30% of global milk production.
September 22, 2021
Pathways to Dairy Net Zero, a ground-breaking new climate initiative, is Sept. 22 during Climate Week and just prior to the United Nations (UN) Food Systems Summit. Forty leading organizations, including 11 of the 20 largest dairy companies in the world, already declared their support for the effort, according to the Global Dairy Platform, Rosemont, Ill.
The organization conducted various dairy-focused educational outreach efforts with key thought leaders who have a shared interest in the outcomes the summit can potentially have on a more nutritious and sustainable future for the world.
September 21, 2021
The ability to nourish people amid unprecedented population growth of close to 10 billion by 2050 with escalating climate concerns takes center stage at the United Nations Food Systems Summit (UNFSS) on Sept. 23.
The United Nations Food Systems Summit (UNFSS) takes place in September with a goal to “launch bold new actions to transform the way the world produces and consumes food, as part of the Decade of Action to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.”
The cooperative said it assembled a team of experts in the field of sustainability across numerous priority areas: from environmental stewardship to employee welfare to animal husbandry and beyond.
June 30, 2021
California Dairies Inc. (CDI), the largest dairy farmer-owned cooperative in California and second largest in the United States, announced the formal launch of an initiative aimed at measuring, validating and further improving sustainable business practices.
Land O’Lakes Inc., The Hershey Co. and the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay collaborate on ‘Sustainable Dairy PA’ initiative to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve water quality on local dairy farms.
June 29, 2021
The Hershey Company, Land O’Lakes Inc. and the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay said they are partnering to implement on-farm best management practices to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help improve water quality in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.
Food and beverage manufacturers have made great strides during the past couple of decades when it comes to sustainability, and dairy processors are no exception. In fact, many — if not most — dairy processors have set ambitious sustainability goals and are working hard to attain them.
Almost 80 winners from more than 270 nominees have been recognized over the past decade.
June 14, 2021
The U.S. Dairy Sustainability Awards program — celebrating its 10-year anniversary — has a new class of seven winners that demonstrate excellence in sustainability and contributions to the industrywide 2050 Environmental Stewardship Goals, as well as positive efforts in communities.