The national voice for Australian dairy farmers

Social License to Operate

  • Continue to foster mutually-beneficial and transparent relationships with consumers, overseas customers and the community to enhance the industry’s social license to operate.

Having a social licence to operate involves not only doing what we think is the “right thing” for the environment, animal welfare, and food and nutrition, but ensuring our industry has the confidence and trust of communities on environmental, social and economic issues. It can be likened to building up a bank of goodwill and trust that can be drawn on from consumers, customers and community when issues inevitably arise. Building this bank requires the industry to be proactive, honest, and willing to change practices. ADF is committed to helping the Australian dairy industry achieve this.

We do this by continuously exploring ways to have open conversations with communities about what they do in their businesses; the food they produce, and the benefits they provide to communities. 



Contact Details

Level 2 Swann House
22 William Street
Melbourne VIC 3000

Tel: (03) 8621 4200

Fax: (03) 8621 4280

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