Our Work

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The CRSB’s objective is to promote sustainability throughout the Canadian beef industry through three pillars of focus. 
  1. Sustainability Benchmarking
  2. A voluntary Certification Framework
  3. Sustainability Projects


Sustainability Benchmarking

NBSA summary report coverThe National Beef Sustainability Assessment benchmarks the environmental, social and economic performance of the Canadian beef industry. It highlights the areas where industry is doing well, and identifies opportunities for improvement.

The first assessment, completed in 2016, informed the development of the CRSB’s Sustainability Strategy to help target future work, particularly under the CRSB’s Sustainability Projects pillar.

Subsequent assessments will be conducted every 5-7 years to measure progress.


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Certified Sustainable Beef Framework

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CRSB Certification Mark rgb TMThe Certified Sustainable Beef Framework, developed by the CRSB, provides a tool to certify farms, ranches and processing facilities against sustainability standards, supports retail and foodservice companies to meet sustainable sourcing commitments, and provides sustainability messaging for consumers through marketing labels and claims enabling purchasing of beef from Certified Operations.

The multi-stakeholder membership of the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef developed the Certified Sustainable Beef Framework with the mission of driving the advancement and recognition of beef sustainability in Canada through a world class operation–level certification program.

Click here to access the Certified Sustainable Beef Framework website.


projects pillar labelsSustainability Projects


One of the pillars of the CRSB is to facilitate sustainability projects that help advance the continuous improvement for sustainability in the Canadian beef industry.  

These projects will build on the strategies and goals of the National Beef Sustainability Assessment and Strategy.


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