DENVER – The US Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (USRSB) announced on Jan. 28 that JBS USA was recognized for its supply chain alignment with the US Beef Industry Framework.
USRB stated that the framework is a resource that outlines key areas of sustainability and opportunities for improvement across the beef value chain. High-priority indicators, sector specific metrics and sustainability assessment guides are all included in the framework.
JBS USA’s nine beef production facilities received recognition including Cactus, Texas; Grand Island, Nebraska; Greeley, Colorado; Green Bay, Wisconsin; Hyrum, Utah; Omaha, Nebraska; Plainwell, Michigan; Souderton, Pennsylvania and Tolleson, Arizona.
“JBS USA has been on a journey to elevate our sustainability programs, validate our progress and produce great-tasting, sustainable food that our customers and consumers are proud to serve their family and friends,” said Dr. Kim Stackhouse, JBS USA director of sustainability. “This important recognition by the US Roundtable for Sustainable Beef illustrates our ongoing commitment to beef sustainability. Across four brands, various feedyard partners and nine production facilities, the Framework helps us document sustainability performance and assess our progress.”
All programs were under third-party reviews with the USRSB recognition program for alignment with the framework. Each review looked at sustainability principles such as animal welfare, land and water resources and air and greenhouse gas emissions among other areas.
“Efforts to seek alignment to the US Beef Industry Sustainability Framework demonstrate the commitment of our supply chain partners to showcase the unmatched sustainability performance of the US beef industry,” said USRSB Chair Ben Weinheimer. “It also helps communicate the great strides of the industry to reduce the environmental footprint of US beef, improve profitability across the supply chain and ensure quality that consumers expect through voluntary, holistic practices. We’re proud JBS USA is taking this step to tell the industry’s sustainability story.”
More information on the US Beef Industry Sustainability Framework can be found here.