According to the Meatingplace – the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef has issued a document for public comment defining the principles and criteria that constitute sustainable beef.
The roundtable defines sustainable beef as a socially responsible, environmentally sound and economically viable product that prioritizes the planet, people, animals and continuous progress – according to roundtable president Cameron Bruett.
The roundtable has defined five sustainable beef principles. Those principles are Natural Resources, People and Community, Animal Health and Welfare, Food, and Efficiency and Innovation. GRSB doesn’t intend to set standards or create a certification program – but a common baseline understanding of sustainable beef that national roundtables and other initiatives can use. The next steps include developing regional-specific indicators.