The dairy industry has stepped up its commitment to reducing its environmental impact by extending its Milk Roadmap to cover all dairy products.

Currently the Roadmap only set environmental targets for liquid milk but by extending it to cover all dairy goods, the industry was demonstrating its serious commitment to greener practice, said Roadmap chairman Tim Bennett.

"This will ensure we maintain a competitive industry and reinforce our position as world leaders in tackling the environmental impact of dairy farming."