Dairy makes progress on sustainability targets

The 2023 Sustainability Report from the Australian dairy industry highlights sustainability progress across the dairy supply chain.

The Australian Dairy Industry Sustainability Framework is built upon Australian dairy’s core promise to provide nutritious food for a healthier world. Through the framework, the industry reports against that promise and its commitments to dairy people, the community’s wellbeing, animals and the environment. 

New data captured in the 2023 report shows that there have been significant improvements in animal welfare, including increases in calf disbudding prior to two months of age with pain relief and the end of tail docking.

The environmental impacts of farming have been reduced, with 83 per cent of farmers now excluding stock from some waterways, up from 75 per cent in 2019/20. Soil and nutrient management plans have also been adopted by 59 per cent of farmers, up from 49 per cent in 2015. Four out of five farmers recycle water from their dairy sheds.

Dairy manufacturers continue to work towards reducing their emissions intensity. The latest figures show that overall, there has been a 25.5 per cent reduction in dairy manufacturers’ emissions intensity since 2010/11.

For information on the Australian Dairy Industry Sustainability Framework or to download the 2023 Sustainability Report visit dairy.com.au/sustainabilityframework.

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