Australia’s beef industry is taking its commitment to sustainability to a new level with the Australian Beef Sustainability Framework (ABSF) 2023 Annual Update reporting a decrease in carbon emissions and more forest on grazing lands.
The ABSF Annual Update is a yearly scorecard and snapshot of the sustainability performance of the industry, reporting on priority issues to monitor progress against recognised standards and metrics. This year, in its sixth edition, it has increased the number of indicators to 54, spanning the four foundational themes of: best animal care; environmental stewardship; economic resilience; and people and the community. Among the many highlights in the report, the industry’s commitment to environmental sustainability shone brightly. Australia’s red meat industry has set a target of being carbon neutral by 2030, known as CN30, and progress towards this goal is evident, with net carbon dioxide-equivalent emissions in 2020 of 45.21Mt, which is 64.07% below 2005 levels.
Read the full report.