Dairy organization releases sustainability guide

The Innovation Center for US Dairy released two new resources for dairy producers and processors designed to improve sustainability performance through better tracking and communication across the supply chain. A draft of “Stewardship and Sustainability Guide for US Dairy: A voluntary framework for tracking and communicating progress” is available for a 60-day stakeholder consultation period, and the 2012 US Dairy Sustainability Report is now available at http://www.USDairy.com/SustinabilityReporting.  The Stewardship and Sustainability Guide identifies the most important factors for assessing sustainability based on scientific life cycle assessment studies and practical experience of industry members and experts.