GRSB Featured on TopSoil Podcast

Ruaraidh Petre, Executive Director of GRSB was recently featured on the podcast TopSoil. Petre and Mitchell Hora discussed different types of regenerative grazing and how the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef began. To listen to the podcast, click here.

Global beef roundtable announces conference agenda to power progress in sustainable beef

Global beef roundtable announces conference agenda to power progress in sustainable beef

October 2022

  • The Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef is set to host a global conference in Denver, Colorado, USA
  • The event runs from the 7 – 10 November
  • Attendees of the ‘Reaching New Heights’ conference will gather to discuss global trends, consumer behaviour, industry progress and breakthroughs, and future plans
  • The event will host a range of speakers including the National Wildlife Federation, Tyson Foods and JBS

In November, The Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB) will be hosting its global conference in Denver, Colorado. Over four days, the event will bring together a global network of likeminded individuals with an interest in powering a future of beef sustainability.

Throughout the event, which runs from the 7th – 10th November 2022, attendees will benefit from panel discussions, networking events and breakout sessions giving insights into the full scope of beef sustainability and action to improve it. Leading with GRSB’s Climate, Nature Positive and Animal Welfare Goals, related issues to be explored include global markets, supply chain, and cattle genetics. Attendees will also see first-hand how GRSB’s members are actively progressing the global goals through tours at member sites including Cargill, Agricultural Research, Development, and Education Center (ARDEC) Colorado State University and Leachman Cattle of Colorado.

Last year, GRSB launched its sustainability goals focusing on climate, animal health and nature positive production practices. These goals support members’ commitment to reduce the net global warming impact of beef by 30% by 2030.

Confirmed speakers at the event include; Jason Weller, newly appointed Chief Global Sustainability Officer at JBS; Marcelo Gonzalez, Paraguayan Vice Minister of Agriculture; Tim Bettington, EVP and President of Operations at Zoetis, Peter Byck, Arizona State University and Francisco Dallmeier, Smithsonian Institute.   Alongside keynote speakers GRSB will spotlight work on its global goals and provide a clear path to future progress.

Highlights include:

  • Monday, 7 November: The Communicators Summit, panel event and networking dinner
  • Tuesday, 8 November: Updates on the GRSB Global Goals and a ‘Nature Positive Production’ panel discussion
  • Wednesday, 9 November: Discussions on ‘Balancing Production, Consumption and Nutritional Needs’ and ‘Animal Health and Welfare’, and a ‘Concerning Genetics’ panel discussion
  • Thursday, 10 November: Three different tour opportunities to various locations discovering new beef sustainability practices

For the full GRSB Global Conference on Sustainable Beef agenda, visit here

Ruaraidh Petre, Executive Director of the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef, said: “This conference affords us the opportunity to showcase the outstanding work being undertaken by our organization and its members. We look forward to welcoming like-minded businesses and individuals across the entire beef supply chain to inspire progress and positive change in the sustainable beef industry.”

News Release – GRSB Launches Beef Carbon Footprint Guideline

GRSB launches the Beef Carbon Footprint Guideline to support consistency in emissions reporting worldwide

23 March 2022

The Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB) Scientific Advisory Council has launched the Beef Carbon Footprint Guideline, to allow for sector-wide consistency in the calculation of the carbon footprint of beef cattle.

The creation of the guideline was made possible by a number of notable members of the organization. This included financial support from McDonald’s Corporation and DSM. Blonk Consultants supported by advising on the methodological approach and developing the guideline.

Together, GRSB and its members noticed, that across the sector, businesses and organizations globally were using different methodologies and data to measure their carbon impact – leading to inconsistencies. As such, comparable and consistent measuring across companies, countries and continents was difficult.

This new Beef Carbon Footprint Guideline has therefore been developed based on UN FAO’s LEAP guidance to:

  • Quantify emissions from cradle to farm gate or cradle to processing gate
  • Allow monitoring of GHG emissions through time for a specific system
  • Identify main drivers for GHG emissions in the beef cattle life cycle
  • Allow comparisons within the context of the same study
  • Complement the dairy sector’s LCA work, also based on FAO LEAP guideline

This announcement builds on the established progress by GRSB and its members to ensure a joint global approach to sustainable beef production. Last year, GRSB launched its global sustainability goals – commitments to advance and improve the sustainability of the global beef value chain. The goals focused on three key areas – climate, nature positive, and animal health and welfare.

Ruaraidh Petre, Executive Director of the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef said: “A key part of GRSB’s mission is to ensure transparency when it comes to evaluating and reporting key sustainability metrics. However, the global beef carbon footprint has, to date, been challenging to effectively track and report.”

“Launching this new guideline will help to create consistency in the global beef sector. There is growing momentum in the industry to protect and nurture the earth’s natural resources and having a clearer carbon footprint guideline will allow us to do this better than ever before.”

To access the Guideline, please click here.

GRSB Executive Director, Ruaraidh Petre [email protected]
MHP Mischief [email protected]

About the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef

The Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB) is a worldwide network of the people and organizations powering progress in sustainable beef. Across its global roundtable and 12 regional roundtables, GRSB has over 500 members, working in 24 different countries. Collectively, its members are responsible for more than two thirds of cross-border beef trade.

GRSB powers progress in sustainable beef by setting ambitious goals around reducing greenhouse gas emissions, improving land use and animal welfare. To help achieve these goals, GRSB champions best practice, facilitates the exchange of knowledge and fosters a collaborative approach.

AACo and ANZ join global roundtable to power progress in sustainable beef

Australia’s oldest agriculture company – AACo – and one of the nation’s biggest banks – ANZ – have joined forces with the likes of the WWF, Zoetis, and JBS as part of a worldwide network of the people and organisations powering progress in sustainable beef – the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB).

The two new Australian members will join cattle farmers, beef processors, researchers, and investors from all over the world, to help develop a more environmentally responsible, economically resilient, and socially beneficial global beef supply chain.

GRSB Global Goals – 2021 (Public – PT)