Step 7: Half-yearly Consultative Committee forums

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Half-yearly Consultative Committee forums

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 next Consultative Committee forum is scheduled for August 2020.

Organisations and companies represented at the 2019 and 2020 Consultative Committee forums


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.

A great example of the Consultative Committee in action was collectively selecting five priority areas to guide industry focus. The Sustainability Steering Group selected a sixth, health and safety of people in the industry.

Consultative Committee forum one: August 29 2017.

Consultative Committee forum two: 20 February 2018.

Consultative Committee forum three: 21 August 2018.

Consultative Committee forum four: 21 February 2019.

Consultative Committee forum five: 20 August 2019.

Consultative Committee forum six: 25 February 2020

Half-yearly Consultative Committee forums

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 next Consultative Committee forum is scheduled for August 2020.

Organisations and companies represented at the 2019 and 2020 Consultative Committee forums


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.

A great example of the Consultative Committee in action was collectively selecting five priority areas to guide industry focus. The Sustainability Steering Group selected a sixth, health and safety of people in the industry.

Consultative Committee forum one: August 29 2017.

Consultative Committee forum two: 20 February 2018.

Consultative Committee forum three: 21 August 2018.

Consultative Committee forum four: 21 February 2019.

Consultative Committee forum five: 20 August 2019.

Consultative Committee forum six: 25 February 2020