Moving
Forward
Moving
Forward
Moving
Forward

On the Farm

  FY 2012 FY 2013 FY 2014 FY 2015 FY 2016
Number of Member-Owners 547 523 504 486 460
Total Milk Handled in Millions of Pounds 8,737 8,591 8,766 8,992 9,064
Average Daily Production per NDA Member in Pounds 39,363 41,608 43,906 46,603 49,062
Net Sales in Millions 2,464 2,237 2,593 2,554 2,107
As of 2015, virtually 100% of NDA farmers have successfully undergone a comprehensive on-site animal welfare evaluation.
Many NDA farmers are implementing innovative energy conservation, renewable energy and environmental improvement technologies.
Darigold has begun conducting third-party labor management practice audits and to date 35 farms have been completed.
Every* NDA farmer has a Nutrient Management Plan and, similar to past years, in 2015, 100%* of our members met the commitments in those plans. (* Except in Montana where such plans are not required.)
On many NDA farms, water is re-used up to 7 times, being downgraded in each use from sanitation purposes through flushing operations.
In 2015, NDA held six seminars in Washington, Oregon and Idaho where best practices in human resource management for dairy operations were outlined and reviewed. These were attended by more than 20% of all NDA members representing 42% of our milk supply.

People

  FY 2011 FY 2012 FY 2013 FY 2014 FY 2015
Number of Employees 1514 1130 1215 1346 1358
% of Female Employees 15.0% 13.4% 14.2% 14.6% 14.9%
% of Minority Employees 21.0% 24.0% 24.4% 23.6% 23.2%
% of Management Positions Held by Females 15.8% 17.9% 19.4% 22.2% 21.9%
% of Management Positions Held by Minorities 10.4% 13.5% 13.3% 14.2% 14.5%

Safety

  2005 Baseline Year 2011 Last CSR Report Year 2012 2013 2014 2015 % Improvement From 2011-15 % Improvement From 2005 Baseline to 2015
Total Incident Rate (TIR) (per 200,000 hours worked) 16.71 8.12 8.58 11.35 9.14 8.1 0.30% 51.50%
Lost Time Rate (LTR) (per 200,00 hours worked) 7.82 1.39 3.11 4.81 3.79 2.67 -(92.1%) 65.90%

Operations

Operational improvements reduced our energy use and CO2 emissions:

Since 2011:

Electricity & Natural Gas Comsumption:
Reduced 1.3%

CO2:
Reduced 2.6%

Since Baseline 2005:

Electricity & Natural Gas Comsumption:
Reduced by 15.0%

CO2:
Reduced by 16.0%

(all per pound of milk processed)
We were increasingly more
successful at implementing our
energy conservation program:

The average scores of our
energy program implementation
audits across our 11 plants increased from 50% in 2013 to 80% in 2016.

Major investments for environmental improvements:

We hired Environment, Health & Safety managers in every plant, invested in ammonia cooling system upgrades in every plant (significantly reducing environmental and community risks), made major investments in wastewater treatment facilities, upgraded chemical storage, and completed an extensive upgrade of our Sunnyside, Wash., facility.

Community

Financial Contribution 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Darigold Donations 43,850 57,300 100,750 65,700 53,530
Darigold Matching Funds of Employee Gifts 10,093 12,524 25,013 14,385 18,395