Stakeholders from 25 countries across the globe joined together at the Global Conference on Sustainable Beef to showcase regional impacts driving continuous improvement in modern beef production. At the Conference the European Roundtable for Beef Sustainability also announced its launch, Deloitte released a new white paper on Blockchain, and the GRSB presented a comprehensive 2018 Sustainability Report.
The Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB) released the 2018 Sustainability Report at the Global Conference on Sustainable Beef, which took place October 9-12, 2018 at the Lyrath Estate in Kilkenny, Ireland. The conference, co-hosted by the newly-formed European Roundtable for Beef Sustainability (ERBS) and Bord Bia, was attended by 234+ registered delegates from more than 25 countries.
The 2018 Sustainability Report, released during the conference, highlights results from sustainability efforts of national roundtables and other regionally focused sustainability initiatives, including those in North America, South America, Southern Africa, Australasia, and Europe.
“GRSB is pleased to present the 2018 Sustainability Report to provide detail about the work being done around the world to drive continuous improvement in the sustainability of beef production. We relied on the collaboration of all of our national and regional roundtable members to create the most comprehensive report possible,” states Nicole Johnson-Hoffman, President of GRSB.
To view the complete 2018 Sustainability report, which includes a full list of GRSB members, GRSB strategic goals, and a complete report of regional impact being made on the ground to improve beef sustainability, click here.
The launch of the European Roundtable for Sustainable Beef was also celebrated at the Global Conference. SAI Platform’s Beef Working Group Lead, Patricia Garci?a-Di?az says “The ERBS will be a catalyst for change across the European Beef sector. It will represent the European beef value chain at the Global stage and welcomes stakeholders from across the chain that support the ERBS mission to improve beef sustainability.”
In addition to Blockchain, attendees learned about a program in Canada that tracks beef through a certified sustainable supply chain all the way to consumers, as well as other innovations being used in the field to improve efficiency like mobile Apps being used by farmers in Southern Africa, and procedures that are driving water savings in some of the biggest beef processing facilities in the world.
Conference proceedings including videos, audios and slide decks will be available online soon.
The Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB) is a global, multi-stakeholder initiative developed to advance continuous improvement in sustainability of the global beef value chain through leadership, science and multi-stakeholder engagement and collaboration. The GRSB envisions a world in which all aspects of the beef value chain are environmentally sound, socially responsible and economically viable.