Aus Beef Sustainability Framework welcomes global beef sustainability goals

Guest Author, 06/08/2021

Australia’s Beef Sustainability Framework (ABSF) has welcomed the goals recently announced by the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB).

Picture: Australian Beef Sustainability Framework.

The GRSB, a worldwide network of organisations powering progress in sustainable beef, announced a commitment to reduce net global warming impact of beef by 30 percent by 2030 through global sustainability goals.

See Beef’s Central’s earlier story on the GRSB goals announced in early July here.

Chair of the Sustainability Steering Group that drives the ABSF, Tess Herbert, said the Australian red meat industry had its sights firmly set on ambitious targets of its own.

“The Australian red meat industry has set a goal to be carbon neutral by 2030, which sends a clear message to global customers and consumers that we’re serious about being part of the climate solution, without compromising on animal numbers or land productivity. Emissions from red meat production are now less than half what they were in 2005,” Ms Herbert said.

“The beef industry is also working towards 100 percent use of pain relief by 2030 for routine and invasive procedures.

“It’s important to understand where the global beef industry is headed – we want to ensure we maintain ongoing consumer support but also build market access opportunities through demonstrating our long-term viability.”

Ms Herbert said the ABSF was constantly reviewing its indicators and data sources to ensure the industry meets global stakeholder expectations, and is key to ensuring Australia lives up to its reputation as world leaders in animal welfare, environment, and food safety.

“The Australian beef industry is constantly identifying opportunities to improve and showcase its sustainability credentials through tracking performance against industry priorities to ensure Australian beef remains in high demand in international markets.”

The ABSF was developed by the Australian beef industry, and is well placed to answer any expectations or goals from customers, consumers, investors, and other external stakeholders.

Source: Australian Beef Sustainability Framework. For more information visit the Australian Beef Sustainability website


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  1. Paul+D.+Butler, 06/08/2021

    Once you accept the idea that beef production is not sustainable or that you need to prove beef production sustainability under some entities guidelines………….you have lost the battle.

    Nature and natural processes have been proven to be sustainable for tens of thousands of years……….why would we accept that certain men have decided otherwise? That arrogance is unbelievable.

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