Our Definition & Pledge to Sustainability is...
Living within our means and ensuring the means to live.
We feel this effectively incorporates the major elements of our sustainability program: multiple bottom lines, vital capitals, human well-being and, by extension, our stakeholders.
In addition, it dovetails nicely with our commitment to the principles of cooperation, including supporting the communities in which we are present. Our cooperative's typical member is a multi-generational dairy farm family, a trend we endeavor to extend for a long time to come.
Sustainability Through & Through
As a cooperative, the scope of our sustainability work is very broad - literally from farm-to-fork. In particular, we recognize our impacts from cow-to-creamery-to-customer as a critical focus of our sustainability efforts.
Our diagram depicts what we see as our scope, both on the Farm or cooperative side (cow-to-creamery) and on the Brand or commercial side (creamery-to-customer). We know that consumers are becoming more and more interested in all of these elements as they decide which brands they wish to support with their purchases.