The mission of the Certified Sustainable Beef Framework is to drive the advancement and recognition of beef sustainability in Canada through a world class operation-level certification program.
The purpose of the Certified Sustainable Beef Framework is multi-faceted.
Consumer interest in supporting sustainable food systems is growing;
At the same time, NGO’s are keenly interested in supporting sustainable agriculture systems and ensuring high standards of animal care.
Given these numerous factors, the Certified Sustainable Beef Framework was developed with multiple purposes in mind:
Implementation of the Certified Sustainable Beef Framework is guided by the following principles:
|Credible to all stakeholders securing trust through robust assurances, transparency, inclusivity and vigorous scientific review|
|Effective in driving the advancement and understanding of sustainable beef production|
|Economically viable for the CRSB to manage and stakeholders to use|
|Valuable to industry participants and consumers|
Aligned with the Five Principles of Sustainable Beef as set by the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef
*Note there is no significance in the order of the principles
Wherever possible, the CRSB has followed the International Social and Environmental Accreditation and Labelling (ISEAL) Standard-Setting and Assurance Codes to ensure good practices are followed throughout the framework development process. The CRSB is currently a subscriber to ISEAL, which is an initial step to full membership commonly used by programs in their early development stages.