Annual Update

Click to download the Australian beef industry's first Sustainability Annual Update.

This update:

  • Shows the progress of the Framework against a five-step implementation plan
  • 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

This update has been prepared following the reporting principles of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), but not in accordance with the Standards recognising that the standards have been established for entities and not for whole-of-industry reporting.

Materiality

A formal materiality assessment was undertaken in 2016 based on both the AA1000 AccountAbility Assurance Standard and GRI content principles.

A materiality assessment will be conducted every five years in line with the Meat Industry Strategic Plan's development. Our approach to materiality can be found in more detail here.

Stakeholder inclusiveness

The Framework's Sustainability Steering Group has consulted with over 70 groups through the Consultative Committee forums over the past 12 month period. The diverse list of stakeholders were identified across 12 different sectors of the beef value chain.

We welcome your feedback

As always feedback is welcomed form all industry and external stakeholders.

Click to download the Australian beef industry's first Sustainability Annual Update.

This update:

  • Shows the progress of the Framework against a five-step implementation plan
  • 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

This update has been prepared following the reporting principles of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), but not in accordance with the Standards recognising that the standards have been established for entities and not for whole-of-industry reporting.

Materiality

A formal materiality assessment was undertaken in 2016 based on both the AA1000 AccountAbility Assurance Standard and GRI content principles.

A materiality assessment will be conducted every five years in line with the Meat Industry Strategic Plan's development. Our approach to materiality can be found in more detail here.

Stakeholder inclusiveness

The Framework's Sustainability Steering Group has consulted with over 70 groups through the Consultative Committee forums over the past 12 month period. The diverse list of stakeholders were identified across 12 different sectors of the beef value chain.

We welcome your feedback

As always feedback is welcomed form all industry and external stakeholders.