DeLaval Sponsors U.S. Dairy Sustainability Awards

September 24, 2012 06:45 AM

Awards honor the ‘best of the best’ dairies that manage environmental impact and contribute to local communities while building business value.

Source: DeLaval news release

Earlier this year DeLaval announced its new vision: To make sustainable food production possible.

In an effort to support this continuous ambition and recognize American dairy producers and businesses currently making a positive contribution, DeLaval is proud to be a gold-level sponsor of the second annual U.S. Dairy Sustainability Awards.

The awards are organized by the Sustainability Council at the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy, which was established under the leadership of dairy farmers. DeLaval has been a member of the Council since 2010.

The U.S. Dairy Sustainability Awards honor the ‘best of the best’ dairies that manage environmental impact and contribute to local communities while building business value. Four awards are offered:

• Outstanding Dairy Farm Sustainability;

• Outstanding Dairy Processing & Manufacturing Sustainability;

• Outstanding Achievement in Renewable Energy, new this year;

• Outstanding Achievement in Energy Efficiency, new this year.

Applications for the awards are due Nov. 15, 2012. There is no fee to enter. Awards will be announced in April 2013. For more information, visit DeLaval at World Dairy Expo (stand EH3011-3315), or go to

Christian Poggensee, DeLaval Regional President, North America, said the company’s vision recognizes a big challenge within the dairy industry.

“We are part of a value chain that needs to ensure food safety and security for a growing world population,” Poggensee said. “While food producers are facing demands to increase productivity, they also need to reduce their environmental impact. By teaming up with customers, DeLaval can support them with the technology and knowledge they need to be more efficient – to do more with less. With the support of DeLaval and other sponsors, the U.S. Dairy Sustainability Awards will highlight the industry’s most innovative management practices and help promote dairying as a responsible player within the agricultural sector.”

Sustainable Dairy Farming, as defined by DeLaval, is based on four interlinked pillars: Environment, Animal welfare, Social responsibility and Farm profitability. Today, DeLaval offers numerous solutions to help producers reduce their environmental footprint, while improving milk production, farm profitability and the well-being of the people and animals involved.

Click here for more information about DeLaval Sustainable Dairy Farming solutions.

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