Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef seeks final public input on sustainability indicators for beef processing: Comment period open October 5 – November 4, 2017

October 5, 2017

The Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (CRSB) works collaboratively through its multi-stakeholder membership to promote sustainability in the Canadian beef industry. As part of a Verified Sustainable Beef Framework the CRSB is developing, a series of sustainability indicators reflect what will be measured to evaluate sustainable practices across the beef value chain. The CRSB conducted an initial consultation on sustainability indicators for the beef processing sector this summer. Based on the responses during the initial consultation, these indicators have been refined, and CRSB is now seeking additional public input on the updated draft. Comments received came from a variety of diverse perspectives, and CRSB appreciates all who offered their valuable feedback.

A final 30-day public consultation was launched today, and runs from October 5 to November 4, 2017. Relevant materials can be found below on this page. All comments will be reviewed, and written responses to each comment will be summarized on the CRSB website following the consultation. Along with verification protocols, chain of custody guidelines and sustainability claims, the final production and processing indicators will form part of the CRSB’s Verified Sustainable Beef Framework being launched in December of this year.

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Instructions For Comment

  1. Read the ‘CRSB Sustainability Indicators for Beef Processing-Draft 2’ document in its entirety. Available here.
  2. Complete the comment form. Available here.
  3. Submit your completed comment form by November 4, 2017 to Monica Hadarits (hadaritsm@cattle.ca)

All comments will be reviewed by the CRSB. A public report will be posted on the CRSB website with formal responses to all comments.

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

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