All of these components were adopted by the farmer owners and have been in practice for multiple years. They are a source for continual advancement and improvement. The underlying principles are setting high standards and minimum expectations for all co-op farmer-members, measuring and evaluating against those standards in objectively validated ways, and driving cycles of continuous improvement through training, tools, coaching and investments in the farms and people.
The components of this program are rooted in the farmer owners’ bedrock values and commitment to their community.
In addition, the Northwest Dairy Association and Darigold have proudly adopted the U.S. Dairy Stewardship Commitment, affirming to our customers, our consumers and the global marketplace Darigold’s pledge to responsible dairy production as we nourish the communities we serve. For more information about the U.S. Dairy Stewardship Commitment, go to: http://commitment.usdairy.com/.