The Australian Beef Sustainability Framework

The Framework defines what ‘sustainable beef production’ looks like in practice and annually tracks how the industry is performing over a series of indicators.

It was developed by the Australian beef industry in 2017 to meet the changing expectations of customers, investors, and other stakeholders.

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The Framework defines what ‘sustainable beef production’ looks like in practice and annually tracks how the industry is performing over a series of indicators.

It was developed by the Australian beef industry in 2017 to meet the changing expectations of customers, investors, and other stakeholders.

What is Beef Sustainability?

Sustainability is the production of beef in a manner that is socially, environmentally and economically responsible. We do this through the care of natural resources, people and the community, the health and welfare of animals, and the drive for continuous improvement.

What is Beef Sustainability?

The Australian Beef Sustainability Framework

The Framework defines sustainable beef production and tracks performance over a series of indicators annually. The Framework is used to advise industry investment for continuous improvement to promote the longevity and prosperity of the industry. The Framework consists of four themes:

Annual Update

Australian beef industry's third Sustainability Annual Update.

This update:

  • Outlines activity underway or planned for six key priority areas selected by stakeholders
  • Provides a situation statement and, where data permits, reports on industry performance across 23 priority areas
  • Provides case studies of sustainable practice through the value chain
Annual Update


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