Commitments to action

Canadian Beef Sustainability Goals 2030

Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef, Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef, Canadian Cattlemen's Association, Beef Cattle Research Council, National Cattle Feeders Association, Canada Beef, Canadian Meat Council, Canadian Beef Breeds Council

The Canadian Beef Goals 2030 aim to foster long-term continuous improvement in the Canadian beef industry. The Canadian beef industry knows it has a vital role to play in being part of the solution for climate change. The Canadian Beef Advisors consists of the seven national beef organizations responsible for policy, marketing, research and sustainability in the Canadian Beef industry. Building on the National Beef Strategy, a suite of ambitious 10-year goals has been identified that will guide continuous improvement in sustainable practices, product quality, enhancing natural environments, reducing our footprint and embracing innovation that benefit people health, safety and profitability. The goal topics recognize the breadth of benefits from Canadian beef production beyond supplying global protein demand; they address all five principles of beef sustainability adopted here in Canada – Natural Resources, People & Community, Animal Health and Welfare, Food, and Efficiency & Innovation. The topics of the goals are (in no particular order):

  1. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Carbon Sequestration;
  2. Land Use and Biodiversity;
  3. Water and Soil Quality;
  4. Animal Health and Care;
  5. Beef Quality and Food Safety;
  6. People Health and Safety;
  7. Technology and Innovation.

For more details on the rationale, specifics on how the industry will work to achieve them, and FAQs, please visit


Producer organizations

Action Area(s)

Boost Nature-Based Solutions of Production



Key contact

Monica Hadarits, Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef


Sustainability, Carbon Sequestration, Biodiversity


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