Consultative Committee

Consultative committee

The Consultative Committee serves as a reference group for the Framework. Consulting with the group has provided valuable insight and perspective into the activities and expectations of our non-industry stakeholders. Their input was used to determine the six key priorities.

The Consultative Committee includes Australian and overseas retailers, banks, investors, environment and welfare non-government organisations, agribusiness, researchers, government, policy organisations and industry groups. The organisations represented at the Consultative Committee forums in August 2019 and February 2020 are listed below.

The Consultative Committee meets twice a year to:

  • Share information about emerging trends, issues and opportunities for sustainable food production
  • Identify emerging issues and opportunities for industry
  • Confirm the priority areas of sustainable beef production for reporting progress to stakeholders and the wider community
  • Enable the SSG (and therefore, industry) to better anticipate emerging focus areas for customers and other stakeholders
  • Provide the SSG with more information to better implement the Framework

The establishment of the Consultative Committee recognises those within and outside of the industry must work together for the Framework to be valuable, relevant and robust. The commitment made to the Consultative Committee is that all views are listened to and considered, with clear reporting of why or why not suggestions were actioned.

Organisations Represented:

AgForce Hort Innovation
AgriFutures JBS
Aldi John Dee
Alltech Keystone
Animal Health Australia McDonald's
ANZ Meat & Livestock Australia
Australian Agricultural Company NAB
Australian Country Choice National Farmers' Federation
Australian Dairy Sustainability Framework NCMC
Australian Livestock Exporters' Council North Australia Pastoral Company
Australian Livestock Markets Association NRM Regions Australia
Australian Lot Feeders' Association NSW Department of Primary Industries
Australian Meat Industry Corporation NSW Farmers
Australian Meat Processor Corporation OBE Organic
Australian National University Olga's
Australian Veterinary Association OSI
BrightWater Primary Purpose
Cattle Council of Australia PrimeSafe
Charles Sturt University Rabobank
CIBO Labs Racing Australia
Climate Works Rangeland NRM Alliance
Coles Rangeland Quality Meats
Comgroup Supplies Red Meat Advisory Council
Commonwealth Bank Robert's Meats
Consolidated Pastoral Company RSPCA
Costco Wholesale Teys Australia
Dairy Australia The Guardian
David Jones The University of Queensland
Department of Agriculture, Water, and Environment The University of Sydney
Desert Channels Queensland The Wilderness Society
Elders Westpac
Farmers for Climate Action Woolworths
Fulton Market Group World Perspectives
Future Farmers Network World Wildlife Fund
Gippsland Food Adventures Youth Food Movement Australia
Gundamain Feedlot