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Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB) Launched 2018 Sustainability Report at 2018 Global Conference on Sustainable Beef

OVERIJSSEL NETHERLANDS, (October 23, 2018) – 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.

Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB) and the Responsible Leather Round Table (RLRT) collaborate to Discuss Sustainability at the 2018 Global Conference on Sustainable Beef

OVERIJSSEL NETHERLANDS, (October 3, 2018) – For the first time ever, the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB) and Textile Exchange’s Responsible Leather Round Table (RLRT) are collaborating to present on the issues surrounding farming, food, and fashion. The Global Conference on Sustainable Beef, Oct. 9-12, 2018 at the Lyrath Estate in Kilkenny, Ireland is co-hosted by GRSB, the European Roundtable for Beef Sustainability (ERBS) and Bord Bia. The Global Forum on Responsible Leather, hosted by RLRT, will follow the conference on Friday 12th. The Forum will cover sustainability topics including deforestation, animal welfare, and efficiency with sessions bringing together brands such as IKEA, Clarks, and Volvo to discuss sustainability and opportunities for collaboration.

SAI Platform Launches the European Roundtable for Beef Sustainability

BRUSSELS (October 2, 2018) – Major players from across the European beef industry will gather on 10 October to launch the European Roundtable for Beef Sustainability (ERBS). This launch will take place during the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB) four-day conference in Kilkenny, Ireland. Having evolved from SAI Platform’s Beef Working Group, the ERBS will be a multi-stakeholder platform focussed on beef sustainability across the European region and across all aspects of the value chain, from farm to fork.

Global Conference on Sustainable Beef to Offer Three Irish Beef Sustainability Tours

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (August 29, 2018) – The Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB) is pleased to announce three global beef sustainability tour options which will be offered to the attendees at the Global Conference on Sustainable Beef (GCSB) to be held in Kilkenny, Ireland at the Lyrath Estate, October 9-12, 2018.

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Rabobank Financial Sustainability Expert and Ruminant Nutritionist from Rothamsted Research to Speak at Global Conference on Sustainable Beef in Ireland

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (August 3, 2018) – The Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB) is proud to announce two key global industry leaders who will join the important conversations surrounding global beef sustainability at the Global Conference on Sustainable Beef (GCSB) to be held in Kilkenny, Ireland at the Lyrath Estate, October 9-12, 2018.

Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef Issued Statement on Antimicrobial Stewardship

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (August 1, 2018) – The membership of the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB) has voted overwhelmingly to approve a global Statement on Antimicrobial Stewardship to recognize the urgency with which action against the development of Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) needs to be taken.

Global Conference on Sustainable Beef Coming to Ireland

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (July 12, 2018) - The Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB) is proud to announce the Global Conference on Sustainable Beef (GCSB) will be held in Kilkenny, Ireland at the Lyrath Estate, October 9-12, 2018.

GRSB Announces 2018 Executive Committee

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (January 8, 2018) - The Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB) is proud to announce the election of Ms. Nicole Johnson-Hoffman, Chief Sustainability Officer and Senior Vice President for OSI Group, as President of the GRSB. Additionally, Dr. Leon Mol, Director of Product Safety & Social Compliance for Ahold Delhaize has been elected Vice President, and Cameron Bruett, Head of Corporate Affairs for JBS, has been re-elected Executive Committee Member At-Large.

Johnson-Hoffman Elected as GRSB Vice President

August 14, 2017 

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (August 14, 2017) - The Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB) is proud to announce the election of Ms. Nicole Johnson-Hoffman as the new Vice President of the GRSB.  Ms. Johnson Hoffman was elected to the position by the GRSB Board of Directors following the stepping down of former Vice President Mr. Francisco Beduschi Neto.

A Review of Sustainability Enhancements in the Beef Value Chain: State-of-the-Art and Recommendations of Future Improvements

March 23, 2017 

OVERIJSSEL, Netherlands, March 23, 2017 – To better address consumer concerns, the beef sector is working on strategies to enhance the sustainability of all aspects of the beef supply chain. Among these strategies are (1) the development of science-based frameworks and indicators capable of measuring progress at all stages of beef production; (2) the engagement of different stakeholders along the beef supply chain at regional and global levels; and (3) the improvement of communication among stakeholders and transparency towards consumers.

Global Conference Advances Beef Sustainability

October 14, 2016 

BANFF, Alberta, October 14, 2016 – Advancing zero deforestation in beef production, assessing the overall sustainability of the beef value chain and connecting consumers and sustainability were just a few of the topics discussed at the 2016 Global Conference on Sustainable Beef (GCSB) held October 4–7 at the Fairmont Hotel in Banff Springs, Alberta, Canada. Nearly 225 beef value chain stakeholders from 15 countries around the world participated in seminars and moderated discussions focused on advocating for continuous improvement in the global beef value chain.

Launch of the National Beef Sustainability Assessment and Strategy on October 5 in Banff

September 30, 2016

CALGARY, AB, Canada, September 30, 2016  The Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (CRSB) will release the results of the National Beef Sustainability Assessment and Strategy on October 5, 2016 at the Global Conference on Sustainable Beef in Banff, Alberta. Media are invited to attend the conference.

Advancing Zero Deforestation Beef Production to be part of Global Beef Sustainability Conference

August 31, 2016  

OVERIJSSEL, Netherlands, August 31, 2016 – The Global Conference on Sustainable Beef, to be held October 4-7 at the Fairmont Hotel in Banff Springs, Alberta, Canada, is featuring a dedicated breakout session focusing on work being done in South America to support forest conservation and sustainable beef production.

Global Conference on Sustainable Beef Keynote Speaker Announced

June 13, 2016  

OVERIJSSEL, Netherlands, June 13, 2016 – Dr. David Hughes, Emeritus Professor of Food Marketing at Imperial College London, has been named Keynote Speaker for the 2016 Global Conference on Sustainable Beef. Dr. Hughes is a much sought-after speaker on a wide variety of global food industry topics, including retail and consumer trends. He also serves as a consultant to food and beverage companies worldwide to assist them in management training, strategy, and leadership level decision making. 

Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef Approves Five-Year Strategic Plan

May 17, 2016  

OVERIJSSEL, Netherlands, May 16, 2016 – A five-year strategic plan was approved by a unanimous vote from the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef Board of Directors at the GRSB Semi-Annual Board Meeting in Chicago, Illinois last month. The Strategic Plan for 2016 – 2021 was developed to ensure the success of the organization, providing a framework for prioritizing goals and objectives that will guide the work of the GRSB, its members, board and staff, in meeting various challenges and opportunities ahead. 

The Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef Launches Public Consultation On Sustainability Indicators for Beef Operations

February 9, 2016  Press Release

The Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (CRSB) is seeking the public’s comments on the first draft of its sustainability “indicators” for beef operations. The indicators are part of the verified sustainable beef framework the organization is developing, and reflect what will be measured in terms of sustainability on individual operations.

Consumer Reports’ Food Safety and Sustainability Center’s Beef Report Incorrectly Defines Sustainable Beef

August 27, 2015   

The Beef Report released by Consumer Reports’ Food Safety and Sustainability Center investigated the safety of “conventional” and “sustainable” meat products. Cattle raised in “confined systems” represented “conventional” beef in the report, while “sustainable” beef was characterized by cattle raised in organic operations, or cattle that were fed grass-based diets.

The scientific validity and credibility of the report is being challenged by both scientific and industry communities. The Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (CRSB) would like to clarify:





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