The Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB) has announced a commitment to reduce the net global warming impact of beef by 30 per cent by 2030. It was part of the roundtable’s announcement to global goals to “advance and improve” the global beef value chain’s sustainability.
“One of the biggest challenges facing the world today is climate change and the global beef industry has a key role to play in mitigating it. Through its worldwide network of members, GRSB intends to power progress in sustainable beef by setting ambitious goals around reducing greenhouse gas emissions, improving land use, and enhancing best practices in animal welfare,” the group said.
Three key areas of focus were outlined in the framework of GRSB’s mission to ensure beef maintains a sustainable global supply chain and solidifies its role as part of a sustainable food system.
Climate: Reduce the net global warming impact of beef by 30%
Land Use: Ensure the beef value chain is a net positive contributor to nature
Animal Health and Welfare: Provide cattle with an environment in which they can thrive, achieved through increased adoption of best practices
Australian members of the GRSB are the Cattle Council of Australia, ComGroup and Meat & Livestock Australia.
GRSB is a worldwide network of the people and organisations powering progress in sustainable beef. Across its global roundtable and 12 regional roundtables, GRSB has over 500 members, working in 24 different countries. Collectively, its members are responsible for more than two thirds of cross-border beef trade.