Dairy Farmers of Canada recognized for sustainable practices
SASKATOON – Dairy Farmers of Canada received international recognition from Unilever for its commitments towards sustainable milk production practices. Unilever concluded that 100 per cent of milk produced in Canada is sustainably sourced in accordance with their Sustainable Agriculture Code.
In 2010, Unilever launched the Sustainable Agriculture Code, which has become a major tool in sustainable sourcing programs. The code aims to codify important aspects of sustainability in farming and to apply them to the supply chain.
Dairy Farmers of Canada has achieved equivalency to Unilever’s Sustainable Agriculture Code after comparing their code’s standard to the way milk is produced in Canada, by considering provincial environmental regulations and labour laws and the national supply management system, as well as the commitments made and being carried out through proAction®, Dairy Farmers of Canada’s robust quality assurance program.