Commitment & Strategy

Commitment to corporate social responsibility (CSR) is ingrained in us as a 100-year-old, farmer-owned, Northwest cooperative. Today that historical commitment is strengthened by measuring the specific impacts of the dairy supply chain. Measurement gives us the opportunity to assess how we are doing and continuously improve.

CSR Commitment & Strategy


Our CSR commitment was formalized to ensure we are performing well and meeting our goals of constant improvement in:

  • Ensuring the highest quality products for our customers.
  • Striving to reduce energy and water consumption and increase resource efficiency in our processing plants.
  • Working to improve safety.
  • Being a good neighbor.
  • Giving back to our communities.


We are committed to accomplishing our CSR goals in a responsible way in every step of our value chain:

  • In the nutritional value and high quality of our dairy products.
  • In encouraging rigorous animal care, environmental stewardship and responsible labor management on our members’ farms.
  • In how we strive for efficient and environmentally sound operations in our processing plants, transportation practices, and packaging design.
  • In the safety standards of our work environment and caring for employees.
  • In how we give back to the communities where we live and work through financial, product and volunteer time donations.
  • In our leadership in the dairy industry.