Dedicated to animal identification, Allflex is the world leader in design technology, manufacture and delivery of animal identification for traceability systems across all production animal species and companion animals. Allflex has brought cutting-edge, practical applications of visual, electronic and radio frequency in animal identification technology across the world for more than 50 years, contributing to a safer global food supply.
As the national “voice” of Canada’s 83,000 beef producers, the Canadian Cattlemen's Association (CCA) structure represents every phase of the production system; the purebred, cow/calf, backgrounding and feedlot sectors. Our association was founded by producers and is led by a producer-elected board of directors from across Canada. The CCA works with other sectors of the agriculture and food industries on matters of mutual concern. The CCA’s vision is to have a dynamic, profitable Canadian beef industry with high-quality beef products recognized as the most outstanding by customers at home and around the world.
By 2050, the world’s food production systems must support an estimated 9 billion people, with a shrinking base of agricultural land and limited water resources. Dow AgroSciences combines the power of science and technology with the “human element” to discover and develop innovative agricultural solutions for a more sustainable world. We are committed to increasing crop productivity through higher yields, better varieties, and more targeted pest management. We develop innovative chemical and biotechnology solutions to meet the food, feed, and fiber needs of the world.
The BRSL - Brazilian Roundtable on Sustainable Livestock was created in late 2007 and formally constituted in June 2009. It consists of representatives from different sectors that make up the value chain of cattle production in Brazil. Attended by representatives of industries and industry organizations, associations of farmers, retailers, banks, civil society organizations, research centers and universities.
The goal of the RT is to discuss and formulate, in a transparent manner, principles, standards and common practices to be adopted by the sector, which contribute to the development of a sustainable cattle ranching, socially just, environmentally friend and economically viable. In this context, the involvement of all segments that make up the value chain, and also civil society is fundamental to achieving this goal.
JBS is proud to join partners from across the beef supply chain to promote and enhance the global sustainability of beef production, distribution and consumption worldwide. At JBS, we understand the challenges of feeding a growing world population. The Global Sustainable Beef Conference will provide an opportunity for producers, industry experts, and other interested stakeholders to identify ways to meet this challenge in a socially responsible and environmentally sustainable manner.
McDonald’s is working with partners across the beef industry on efforts, including the Global Sustainable Beef Conference, aimed at addressing sustainability in beef production globally. McDonald’s recognize that beef production has significant impacts on the environment, people, and animals – positive and negative. McDonald’s believes that all beef production systems can make important contributions towards improved sustainability and we want to help highlight and promote the better management practices that could drive those contributions more quickly. WWF has been a partner of McDonald’s in the past and we look forward to continuing that relationship.
Merck Animal Health is working with partners from across the beef industry to address sustainable beef production on a global basis. The Global Sustainable Beef Conference will foster the sharing and adoption of better management practices that contribute to environmental, economic and social sustainability as producers strive to meet growing global demands for beef.
The National Wildlife Federation is America’s largest conservation organization. We work with more than 4 million members, partners and supporters in communities across the country to protect and restore wildlife habitat, confront global warming and connect with nature.
The Rainforest Alliance works to conserve biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods by transforming land-use practices, business practices and consumer behavior. The organization believes that the best way to keep forests standing is by ensuring that forest conservation is profitable for businesses and communities. This means helping farmers, ranchers, forest managers and tourism businesses realize greater economic benefits by ensuring ecosystems within and around their operations are protected, and that their workers are well-trained and enjoy safe conditions, proper sanitation, health care and housing. Once businesses meet certain environmental and social standards, the Rainforest Alliance links them up to the global marketplace where demand for sustainability is growing steadily.
At Walmart, we have learned that collaborating with others that share a commitment and passion for sustaining the environment can benefit entire business sectors around the globe. The Global Sustainable Beef Conference is an opportunity to partner with organizations up and down the supply chain to reduce the global environmental impact of beef, which will ultimately allow us to provide our customers with higher-quality, more environmentally preferable products.
SAI Sustainable Beef Production Working Group
The objective of the Sustainable Beef Production Working Group is to collaborate on a pre-competitive basis in seeking understanding, consensus and solutions to the sustainability challenges faced by the beef supply chain. Members of the Working Group on Beef are the following: ABP, Board Bia, Dawn Meats, EBLEX, Inalca, Livestock & Meat Commission (LMC) for Northern Ireland, McDonald's, McKey Food Services, Nestle, OSI Food Solutions, Quality Meat Scotland, Unilever and Vion.
Zandbergen has a clear philosophy with regard to our role in creating a sustainable environment for our generation and those to come. In all our endeavours, whether in Europe or abroad, we live by a certain set of values; respect everyone’s family, work, customs, cultures and religions. Likewise we ensure that we meet the needs of the animals and the lands they live on, as they are our livelihood and legacy.
Dr. Judith Capper, Washington State Univ., WA, USA
Dr. Holly Gibbs, University of Wisconsin, WI, USA
Mr. Jack Hanson, Willow Creek Ranch, CA, USA
Dr. Sandi Jephcott, Queensland, AU