Manufacturing Sustainability

Dairy Australia supports dairy manufacturers to address changing sustainability challenges, ensuring they have the right skills and operations to access competitive and environmentally conscious global markets.

Sustainability targets

Australian dairy promises to provide nutritious food for a healthier world. Through the Australian Dairy Industry Sustainability Framework, we report against our promise and commitments to dairy people, the wellbeing of the community, our animals and the environment.

The ambition in our whole-of-industry framework is aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, the global blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all.

The framework includes guidance to Australian dairy manufacturers on measuring and publicly reporting on sustainability issues along the value chain. Until 2030, Australian dairy manufacturers have set sustainability targets for greenhouse gas emissions, consumptive water and waste-to-landfill intensity.

Access information and resources about sustainability targets and practices for Australian dairy manufacturers.


Farmers can also receive support from Dairy Australia’s farm system experts by attending a two-day workshop. It offers a great opportunity to connect with and learn from other farmers that are considering a farm system change.

The workshop will enable farmers to:

  • Outline their business objectives to determine the most suitable farm system.
  • Share initial versions of their strategic and action plans for group feedback.
  • Make an informed decision about the options and considerations for investing in a new system.
  • Get ready to start the planning, implementation and operation of their chosen system.

Register your interest in future workshops or request further information using the form below.

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