Rogue Creamery Crowned Winner of the U.S. Dairy Sustainability Award
Rogue Creamery, an artisan cheese-making company located in Central Point, Oregon, was announced the winner of the U.S. Dairy Sustainability Award for Outstanding Dairy Processing and Manufacturing.
The Sustainability Awards has been run annually by the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy for the past ten years. This award recognizes dairy companies that go above and beyond to respect animals, the land and the local community.
The dedication to sustainability is an essential part of Rogue Creamery's mission. According to the company's 2020 Corporate Responsibility Report, they have implemented many initiatives to positively affect social, economic, and environmental well-being, such as an Innovative Dairy waste water recycling system, repurposing programs for whey, equipment, vehicles, fencing, and other supplies, water-conserving irrigation and drought-resistant landscaping, and a robotic milking system that produces a happy, health herd. Rogue Creamery also has solar panel systems at their factory and dairy.
Rogue Creamery has been a certified B Corporation since 2014, and is the first ever company to be given the certification in the state of Oregon. This stringent assessment evaluates a company's environmental, social, and community impacts and is only awarded to business that exhibit the highest commitment to these initiatives.
Rogue Creamery is not the first Oregon dairy company to wholeheartedly embrace sustainability: Rickreall Dairy, Tillamook Creamery, and Threemile Canyon Farms are all Sustainability Award winners located in Oregon. Check out Rogue Creamery's line of delicious, sustainably-made cheeses here!