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Our Commitment to Sustainability

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Canadian dairy farmers are committed to sustainability and the environment, from the land and animals they tend to, to the water and air we all share.

Reducing and Recycling Plastic

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Canadian farmers find ways to reduce and recycle agricultural plastics as part of the circular economy.

Supply Management: Cementing Canadian Food Security

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By ensuring farmers produce only enough to meet the needs of Canadians, supply management helps the sector reduce waste and improve sustainability, prevent wild fluctuations in the farm-gate price of milk and enhances Canada’s food sovereignty and security.

Being 'Here for Tomorrow' means planting a tree today.

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As part of Dairy Farmers of Canada’s ongoing commitment to sustainability, DFC and Tree Canada are encouraging Canadians to help us give the planet the gift it really needs – more trees. Planting and nurturing trees helps reduce pollution as they capture carbon and natural forests are an important part of a healthy environment.

Protecting Soil and Conserving Water

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Canadian dairy farms protect soil and conserve water by minimizing tillage, cover crops, rotational grazing, wetland conservation and riparian zones.

Preserving Biodiversity

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Canadian dairy farms preserve biodiversity through perennial conversion, grassland maintenance, tree planting, hedgerows, and shelterbelts.

Managing Water Use on the Farm

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Find out how Canadian dairy farmers are using cutting-edge technology and time-tested techniques to conserve water on dairy farms.

How We're Reducing Emissions

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Dairy Farmers of Canada are committed to reaching net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from farm-level dairy production by the year 2050. Find out how we're doing it.