The global beef value chain manages natural resources responsibly and enhances ecosystem health.
This principle is based on the concept that ecosystem processes are managed through adoption of practices designed to sustain and restore ecosystem health throughout the beef production system. Such practices enhance biodiversity and provide ecosystem services including carbon sequestration; water recharge, filtration and conservation; resource use efficiency; managing for healthy soil conditions; and contribute to resilience, including the ability of ecosystems to recover from extreme climate and weather events while supporting continued use. This principle is achieved through continuous improvement across all criteria. Compliance with all local, national and international laws applicable to natural resource usage is mandatory.