Letter from Our Founder

Marc Peperzak, Founder & CEO

Marc Peperzak, Executive Chairman & Founder

Dear friends of AOD,

When I got my start in the dairy community almost 40 years ago, we learned very quickly that doing things more sustainably – operating our farms in ways that were better for our environment, cows, employees, suppliers, and local communities – was good business.

Years before we committed to 100% organic production in 2003, we reduced the amount of antibiotics used with our animals in our conventional dairies. We reused resources to lessen our impact on the environment, and we always took the best care of our cows and our people.

It was this history and deep experience that led to our unwavering commitment to exclusively produce organic milk. In fact, our Corporate Citizenship efforts are centered on these three pillars of animals, people and planet because this is what is important to our stakeholders.

Our Corporate Citizenship commitment includes tracking and reporting on 18 topics that have social, environmental or economic importance across our supply chain. These topics coincide with nine of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) We are dedicated to these goals and committed to a sustainable future.


Marc Peperzak, Executive Chairman & Founder
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1 Adopted in 2015, the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) recognize the fact that the stability of our planet relies on our ability to address a range of environmental and social challenges. The SDGs are a call for action on 17 interconnected topics relating to protecting the planet, and promoting prosperity, equality, peace, and justice.