The Certified Sustainable Beef Framework is an operation-level 3rd party audited certification program.
Its standards serve as a checklist to recognize sustainable beef practices across the nation, to enable sustainable beef sourcing, and to build consumer confidence backed by credible, science-based claims.
Recognizing responsible practices against beef sustainability standards through 3rd party certification.
Enabling sourcing for retail & foodservice companies to meet their sustainability commitments
Building consumer confidence through credible, science-based assurances
If anyone understands responsible beef production practices, it’s you the producer. The CRSB’s beef sustainability certification recognizes the best practices you already have in place on your farm or ranch, and invites you on a journey of continuous improvement.
Processing is a crucial part of bringing beef to tables across Canada. You play an important role in getting the beef from Certified Sustainable farms and ranches to the stores and restaurant were consumer can purchase it.
Marketing beef as certified sustainable appeals to people who are seeking to make responsible food choices. It also helps recognize the producers and processors who are working hard to bring sustainably-raised beef to your store or restaurant.
When you purchase beef from certified sustainable farms and ranches, you are demonstrating that sustainability is important to you. You are supporting the people who are producing your food, and encouraging stores and restaurants where you shop and eat to source products certified to sustainability standards.
Beef sustainability is centred around five main principles that encompass the environmental, social and economic perspectives.
People & The Community
Animal Health & Welfare
Efficiency & Innovation
Connecting the Dots
This Framework brings together the whole beef value chain from producer to consumer, and all the steps in between. It recognizes sustainable practices used by beef producers and processors, supports the supply chain to source sustainably raised products, and builds consumer confidence about how beef is raised in Canada, backed by an independent, science-based verification system.
Independent Certification Bodies certify farms, ranches and processors to the CRSB’s Sustainability Standards, and audit the systems used to track the cattle and beef from Certified Operations through the chain.
We acknowledge the [financial] support of the Government of Canada and the Government of Alberta through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership.