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The Dairy Manufacturers Sustainability Council (DMSC) is a nationally recognised Community of Practice which was initiated in 1995 and is composed primarily of environmental and sustainability group managers from Australian dairy processors.

The Dairy Manufacturers Sustainability Council (DMSC) has an industry-wide focus that assists Company Members to improve environmental compliance and the sustainability of their operations. This is achieved by:

  • enabling knowledge-sharing on best practice
  • connecting Company Members with pre-screened technologies and project funding opportunities to accelerate technology transfer
  • monitoring and supporting individual and collective Company Member progress against industry benchmarks for environmental sustainability, which have been established under the Australian Dairy Industry Sustainability Framework, namely, reducing greenhouse gas emissions intensity, consumptive water usage intensity, and waste-to-landfill intensity
  • publicity reporting on collective outcomes
  • drawing upon a collective voice and the support of Dairy Australia to respond to industry issues.

Program Manager
Ian Olmstead
Program Manager – Manufacturing Innovation & Sustainability
Email: ian.olmstead@dairyaustralia.com.au
Phone: 03 9694 3811

Next DMSC meeting date - 26th of October 2017.

Website - http://www.dmsc.com.au/

Major Initiatives

Focus Farms

Dairy Australia has established a network of Focus Farms to support farmer decision making.


DairyBase is a web-based tool that enables dairy farmers to measure and compare their farm business performance over time.

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