CRSB seeks public’s feedback on Sustainability Indicators for Beef Processing: 60-day consultation open June 29 – August 29, 2017

June 29, 2017

The Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (CRSB) has launched a 60-day public consultation to solicit feedback on its sustainability indicators for beef processing to ensure sustainability challenges and opportunities for this sector are addressed.

The 60-day public consultation period runs from June 29 to August 29, 2017.

Since 2014, the CRSB has worked collaboratively through its multi-stakeholder membership to promote sustainability across the beef industry. Developing a verification framework is part of this work, and the indicators reflect what will be measured to verify sustainable practices. With the completion of public consultation on sustainability indicators for beef production completed earlier this year, the focus has shifted to indicators for beef processing. Note that the current scope of the indicators applies to primary processors.

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Instructions For Comment

  1. Read the ‘CRSB Sustainability Indicators for Beef Processing-Draft 1’ document in its entirety. Available here.
  2. Complete the comment form. Available here.
  3. Submit your completed comment form by August 29, 2017 to Monica Hadarits (

All comments will be reviewed by the CRSB. A public report will be posted on the CRSB website with formal responses to all comments. Following refinement, a subsequent 30-day consultation is expected this fall.

The indicators will be finalized as part of the launch of the Verified Sustainable Beef Framework in late 2017.


Additional Resources

Please contact Andrea White ( if you encounter any issues.


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