Indicator Committee

The Indicator Committee’s mandate was to develop two standards for the Certified Sustainable Beef Framework: the Sustainable Beef Production and Sustainable Beef Processing Standards. The Standards focus on the individual operator (farm, ranch, feedlot, processing facility), which are guided by the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef’s Principles and Criteria. The Sustainable Beef Production and Processing Standards form the basis for what is measured in certified operations under the Certified Sustainable Beef Framework.

Upon launch of the Standards in December 2017, the Indicator Committee was retired in January 2018.

Responsibilities of the Indicator Committee included:

  • Understanding the role sustainability indicators play in the context of the CRSB’s vision, mission, principles and mandate;
  • Evaluating and assessing indicators of interest to the CRSB;
  • Identifying outcome-based indicators that are relevant, realistic and advance the sustainability of the Canadian beef industry, as well as align with the CRSB’s vision, mission, principles and mandate;
  • Identifying strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (risks) associated with the identified indicators;
  • Determining potential approaches to indicator implementation in the beef industry, as well as potential barriers; and
  • Encouraging uptake of the indicators.

 The committee consists of voting members and advisors.

 

Committee Members

Beef Production Indicator Committee

Co-Chairs:

Tim Hardman, World Wildlife Fund
Page Stuart, Alberta Cattle Feeders Association (Co-Chairs)

  • John Arnold, Royal Bank of Canada
  • Philip Astles, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada 
  • Darren Bevans, Beef Cattle Research Council
  • Greg Bowie, Alberta Beef Producers
  • Ryan Clisdell, Cargill High River
  • Jeff Fitzpatrick-Stilwell, McDonald’s
  • Jodi Flaig, Alberta Milk
  • Terry Grajczyk, Verified Beef Production
  • Karen Haugen-Kozyra, Viresco Solutions
  • Jennifer Lambert, Loblaws
  • Harold Martens, Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association
  • Craig Paskal, Alberta Cattle Feeders’ Association
  • Perry Rasmuson, Canadian Cattlemen’s Association 
  • Klaas Vanderveen, Dairy Farmers of Canada
  • Kevin Teneycke, Nature Conservancy of Canada
  • Darren Vanstone, World Animal Protection
  • Advisor: Erin Growerlik
Beef Processor Indicator Committee

Co-Chairs:

Tim Hardman, World Wildlife Fund
Page Stuart, Alberta Cattle Feeders Association (Co-Chairs)

  • Robert Ahimbisibwe, Cargill
  • John Arnold, Royal Bank of Canada
  • Gurneesh Bhandal, Cargill
  • Greg Bowie, Alberta Beef Producers
  • Ryan Clisdell, Cargill High River
  • Jeff Fitzpatrick-Stilwell, McDonald’s
  • Stirling Fox, JBS
  • Terry Grajczyk, Verified Beef Production
  • Jennifer Lambert, Loblaws
  • Harold Martens, Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association
  • Darren Vanstone, World Animal Protection
  • Alan Schlachter, Canadian Meat Council