Twelve organizations representing farmers and companies in the United States meat, poultry, dairy, and animal feed and ingredients sectors have formed the Protein PACT for the People, Animals, and Climate of Tomorrow, a joint initiative to accelerate momentum and verify progress toward global sustainable development goals across all animal protein sectors.
The Protein PACT has been submitted to the United Nations Food Systems Summit, and sustainable livestock and poultry production will be featured in an event at the upcoming Food Systems Summit in Rome on July 27.
Coinciding with the debut of the Protein PACT, the North American Meat Institute (NAMI) released a draft sustainability framework and said is soliciting public comments to inform the organization's efforts to set transparent baselines and measure progress toward ambitious sustainability goals.
"The Protein PACT is the first initiative to unite meat, poultry, and dairy farmers and processors in a common vision for transparent communication, continuous improvement, and ambitious commitments to ensure the sustainability of the high-quality protein foods Americans rely on every day," NAMI President and CEO Julie Anna Potts said in a press release.
In Canada, the Sustainable Beef Roundtable was launched in 2014 with the goal of reducing the beef industry’s carbon footprint by a third by 2030.