We are constantly looking for ways to improve the efficiency of our operations while reducing our overall environmental impact. This means understanding that a good idea is a good idea – whether it comes from a plant worker or the CEO. It means taking a fresh look at the way we do things instead of slipping into a routine. And it means listening to our customers and our vendors and responding to their concerns quickly and transparently.
At every step of the production and delivery chain, we find ways to recycle a number of materials, lowering costs and helping the environment along the way. In fact, last year alone we recycled:
Without our dairy herds, we wouldn't exist. That’s why providing them with the finest care possible is in the best interest not only of our cows but also of Hiland Dairy. We go out of our way to make sure that each cow in our herds is treated humanely and has the best available medical care.
In addition, we continuously monitor the following:
Hiland Dairy Foods Company is a proud member of Dairy Farmers of America (DFA)and DFA’s Gold Standard Dairy Program, designed to provide on-farm best-practices evaluations to assess operations in the following areas:
Started in 2007, DFA's Gold Standard Dairy Program was one of the first of its type in the industry. The program assesses, analyzes and provides feedback regarding on-farm practices; encourages continuous improvement; and recognizes farmers’ achievements. As part of the program, the DFA places strong emphasis on follow‐up and continuous improvement actions that can be taken post‐evaluation.Read More
It starts with a simple step and before you know it, all of your efforts to reduce waste and environmental impact really add up.