SUSTAINABLE SUPPLY

Our customers depend on us every day to deliver safe, high-quality products. To help create a sustainable supply from farm to consumer and through our packaging lifecycle, we partner with suppliers who have values like ours and who work to continuously improve the entire supply chain.

We purchase our largest agricultural input, conventional raw milk, from co-ops representing more than 10,000 dairy farmers and from more than 700 independent farms across the U.S. We also buy other food ingredients and packaging materials for our products. Learn more by exploring the topics below. 

 

2020 Sustainable Supply Goal

When Dean Foods expanded its environmental sustainability goals in 2012, we added a goal to create our first sustainable supply goal by the end of 2013. To assure long-term access to the ingredients and materials that make up our products, our sustainable supply goals focus on our largest sources of supply - dairy farms and cooperatives, and food ingredient, packaging and services providers.  We've specifically outlined our goals related to our dairy and non-dairy suppliers throughout this section. 

 

With the completed spin-off of our WhiteWave business and the sale of our Morningstar business in 2013, all sustainability metrics, going back to 2007, have been recalculated to reflect the current structure of Dean Foods.


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