News from the beef sustainability world

FCC Supports Beef Sustainability

FCC Supports Beef Sustainability

FCC Launches Sustainability Incentive Program Supporting Beef Sustainability Farm Credit Canada (FCC) has created a new offering to attract and recognize Canadian beef producers certified to sustainability standards set by the...

Wetlands and Resilient Landscapes: A Match made in Canada

Wetlands and Resilient Landscapes: A Match made in Canada

Natural areas are a climate solution. There is a growing need to consider habitats such as wetlands and grasslands as on-farm assets that provide economic benefits as well as support the resiliency of our agricultural landscapes.

In particular, wetlands stand out as a powerful defense system. They sequester carbon and filter water, support pollinators and biodiversity, and provide habitat for countless wildlife including many species at risk.

Loblaw Expands Commitment to Sustainable Beef Sourcing

Loblaw Expands Commitment to Sustainable Beef Sourcing

The Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (CRSB) is pleased to announce that Loblaw Companies Ltd.  is expanding its commitment to beef sustainability in Canada with a purchase of three million additional pounds of beef sourced from CRSB Certified Sustainable farms and ranches by 2023, tripling its initial purchase of one million pounds in 2020. The beef will be purchased from CRSB Certified farms in partnership with the Ontario Corn Fed beef program, according to standards set by the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef.

Covid-19 Exception Policy extended for the Certified Sustainable Beef Framework

Covid-19 Exception Policy extended for the Certified Sustainable Beef Framework

Certified Sustainable Beef Framework Canada has extended its temporary exception for all Certification Bodies (CBs) due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Standards and Requirements have not changed, but this exception gives CBs alternative ways of verifying that these have been met, given the range of Covid-19 restrictions and impacts. 

This exception will remain in effect until June 30, 2022, or until withdrawn by the CRSB, at its discretion.  

Walmart Canada is beefing up their sustainability commitments

Walmart Canada is beefing up their sustainability commitments

Walmart Canada will purchase the largest known quantity of beef from CRSB certified sustainable Canadian farms and ranches ever sourced by a single retailer.

Beef purchased through this commitment will support the environmental, social and economic sustainability of Canadian farmers and ranchers whose operations are certified through a third-party audited system, in accordance with sustainability standards set by the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (CRSB).