Want to demonstrate your sustainability to have the opportunity to sell product into a certified supply chain?
If you are a beef producer or primary processor, you can have your farm, ranch, backgrounding operation, feedlot or primary beef processing facility certified against the Sustainable Beef Production Standard or Sustainable Beef Processing Standard.
You can prepare for the audit process by learning about the Certified Sustainable Beef Framework and review the CRSB resource database on materials/programs that may assist you in a successful audit.
Check out the sustainability standard that applies to your point in the beef value chain:
There are several steps to the certification process:
Click here for detailed processes in each of the steps above.
Contact the relevant Certification Body of your choice listed below to learn more about certification, including costs.
|Verified Beef Production Plus|
|Where Food Comes From, Inc.|
|IMI Global, a division of Where Foods Comes From, Inc.|
Producers and processors can find all of the documents regarding the Certified Sustainable Beef Framework Standards and Certification Processes on our Resources Page, and in the blue and green boxes at the bottom of each page.
*Standards are currently available in both English and French; we are working towards translations of other pertinent framework documents.
In addition to the Framework documentation the CRSB has compiled a collection of outside resources (links to tools, programs, information) that may assist you in preparation for a successful certification audit. The resources are categorized by the five Principles of Sustainable Beef.
In October 2017, a pilot project was launched to help develop the processes and infrastructure required to implement the CRSB Certified Framework. Spearheaded by Cargill, the Certified Beef Sustainability Acceleration (CBSA) pilot tracks live cattle and beef from Certified Operations through an audited supply chain. In partnership with Verified Beef Production Plus (VBP+) and BIX Systems, with support from both retail and foodservice operations such as Loblaws, McDonalds, Swiss Chalet & Original Joe's, and most recently, Cactus Club Restaurants, the CBSA Pilot encourages industry participation, in part, by providing financial credits for producers.
To enroll in the pilot and become eligible for financial credits, follow three easy steps:
Once your cattle is verified to have come through Certified Operations across the supply chain, you will be eligible for credits shared equally among all members of the supply chain on a per head of cattle basis.
For more information, visit www.CBSApilot.ca.