The Standards

Components of the Framework

The Certified Sustainable Beef Framework includes four main components, centered around Sustainability Standards for beef production and processing.crsb indicators

  1. The Standards:
    1. Sustainable Beef Production Standard: the indicators of sustainability that are audited on farms and ranches.
    2. Sustainable Beef Processing Standard: the indicators of sustainability that are audited in beef processing facilities.
  2. Assurance Protocols: guidance and requirements for the certification process.
  3. Chain of Custody Requirements: technical and administrative requirements for tracking beef and claims about beef sourced from certified operations.
  4. Sustainability Claims: guidance on how to communicate about beef sustainability, participation in the Framework, and sourcing from CRSB Certified Operations.