Sustainability and Prairie Farms
What is sustainability?
At Prairie Farms, sustainability is a commitment to producing, processing and delivering dairy products in a manner that improves the state of our land, the lives of our employees, our animals, our communities, our partners and our consumers. Sustainability means reducing, reusing and recycling at every single stage of the production and distribution process.
According to the U.S. Congress, “the term sustainable agriculture means an integrated system of plant and animal production practices having a site-specific application that will, over the long term:
Prairie Farms and Hiland Dairy 2019 Sustainability Report
Corporate Social Responsibility
Community Service and Volunteering
$855,362 in Dairy Product Donations
$186,550 in Cash
26,545 Hours Equivalent to Over 3 Years of Time Given by Employees
total investment in energy saving projects:
Energy Saving Projects:
$1,585,837 Annual Savings
2.45 Million kWh of Electricity - Enough to power approximately 224 American homes for a year.
10.8 Billion cu/ft of Natural Gas - More than enough natural gas to heat 7,500 American homes for 20 years.
Water Saving Projects:
Reduced Consumption by 6.8 Million Gallons of Water
Saving equivalent to about 62 American families' average water use for a year.
22.8 Million Pounds of Material Recycled
100.3 Million Pounds of Material Diverted From Landfills