The UK Dairy Roadmap is a pioneering cross-industry initiative which brings the entire dairy community together as part of a commitment to continuously improve the sustainability of the sector.
The UK Dairy Roadmap sets ambitious targets for environmental improvements within the industry, from emissions to water use, to energy efficiency, biodiversity and waste – and many others.
First launched in 2008 under the umbrella of the Dairy Roadmap, the industry’s farmers and processors have already reduced their energy and water usage, as well as the waste that goes to landfill. They have also worked hard to address biodiversity and improve air quality.
In 2021 the UK Dairy Roadmap raised its ambitions for the UK dairy sector even further, publishing its climate ambition paper, outlining its commitment to reach Net Zero by 2050.
It is through the Roadmap and its ambitions and targets that the UK dairy sector has become one of the most sustainable in the world, and provides a blueprint of best practice for other industries across the globe.
All food production has an environmental cost but we are committed to continuously improving our environmental practices to reach net zero.