The global beef industry supports millions of people worldwide and the global demand for beef is projected to rise significantly by 2050, placing greater constraints on the planet’s resources.

From across the global beef industry the following companies and organizations are hosting and supporting the Global Conference on Sustainable Beef, working to share better management practices, bringing together stakeholders from across the industry to have constructive dialog on the science and data, and building consensus on the key production impacts to identify the way forward.

Aliança da Terra (Land Alliance) is a Brazilian non-governmental organization that advocates environmentally responsible land management in the Amazon rainforest. The organization seeks economic incentives to encourage farmers and ranchers in the Amazon basin to practice good land stewardship. The goal is slowing, stopping and even reversing the deforestation of the Amazon. More

Dedicated to animal identification, Allflex is the world leader in design technology, manufacture and delivery of animal identification for traceability systems across all production animal species and companion animals. Allflex has brought cutting-edge, practical applications of visual, electronic and radio frequency in animal identification technology across the world for more than 50 years, contributing to a safer global food supply. More

Consumers around the world deserve safe, quality, affordable, flavorful and nutritious beef produced sustainably as part of their diet. Providing sustainably produced beef will allow those doing so to maximize the utilization of resources and provide meat to a hungry planet for generations to come. This is critically important as the global population continues to increase. Dating to Cargill’s origin as a grain company established in rural Iowa in 1865, its ties to the earth and respect for what the land produces has formed the company’s foundation and remains an ongoing part of its values. Cargill believes that, in collaboration with other key stakeholder organizations, it can contribute to successfully and mutually solving challenges for feeding the increasing number of inhabitants of our planet. More

By 2050, our growing global population is projected to require 100 percent more food. With limited additional arable land and potentially fewer water resources, 70 percent of the doubling must come from technology, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization. Already 1 in 6 people globally suffer from hunger and malnutrition. And there are 200,000 more mouths to feed on our planet each day. Elanco believes technology is a critical component for meeting the increasing need for safe, affordable, abundant food while protecting our planet. Further, Elanco seeks to create greater understanding of sustainability in beef production throughout the food chain, and believes success can only be achieved through collaboration. More

The Working Group on Sustainable Beef (Grupo de Trabalho da Pecuaria Sustentavel) is comprised of representatives from different sectors that make up the value chain of cattle production in Brazil. Attended by representatives of industries and industry organizations, associations of farmers, retailers, banks, civil society organizations, research centers and universities, the goal of GTPS is to discuss and formulate—in a transparent manner—principles, standards and common practices to be adopted by the sector, which contribute to the development of sustainable cattle ranching that is socially just, environmentally friendly, and economically viable. More

JBS is proud to join partners from across the beef supply chain to promote and enhance the global sustainability of beef production, distribution and consumption worldwide. At JBS, we understand the challenges of feeding a growing world population. The Global Sustainable Beef Conference will provide an opportunity for producers, industry experts, and other interested stakeholders to identify ways to meet this challenge in a socially responsible and environmentally sustainable manner. More

McDonald’s is working with partners across the beef industry on efforts, including the Global Sustainable Beef Conference, aimed at addressing sustainability in beef production globally. McDonald’s recognize that beef production has significant impacts on the environment, people, and animals – positive and negative. McDonald’s believes that all beef production systems can make important contributions towards improved sustainability and we want to help highlight and promote the better management practices that could drive those contributions more quickly. WWF has been a partner of McDonald’s in the past and we look forward to continuing that relationship. More

Merck Animal Health is working with partners from across the beef industry to address sustainable beef production on a global basis. The Global Sustainable Beef Conference will foster the sharing and adoption of better management practices that contribute to environmental, economic and social sustainability as producers strive to meet growing global demands for beef. More

The National Wildlife Federation is America’s largest conservation organization. We work with more than 4 million members, partners and supporters in communities across the country to protect and restore wildlife habitat, confront global warming and connect with nature. More

Although idealistic motives drove the establishment of our farmers’ cooperative a century ago, realism characterises our way of working as a 21st century global leading bank. Our values, focus on the food and agribusiness (F&A) sector, and dedicated mentality have not changed over time. Our F&A clients remain at the heart of our international proposition. More

The Rainforest Alliance works to conserve biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods by transforming land-use practices, business practices and consumer behavior. The organization believes that the best way to keep forests standing is by ensuring that forest conservation is profitable for businesses and communities. This means helping farmers, ranchers, forest managers and tourism businesses realize greater economic benefits by ensuring ecosystems within and around their operations are protected, and that their workers are well-trained and enjoy safe conditions, proper sanitation, health care and housing. Once businesses meet certain environmental and social standards, the Rainforest Alliance links them up to the global marketplace where demand for sustainability is growing steadily. More

The Roundtable for Sustainable Beef Australia (RSBA) is a multi-stakeholder strategic group comprising of significant supply chain participants who reflect the interests of all sectors of the beef supply chain in advancing continuous improvements in the sustainability of beef production throughout Australia. More

Solidaridad’s worldwide network works with producers and brands to improve sustainability, enabling farmers in developing countries to get a better margin for their products and protect the environment. Solidaridad develops triple bottom line business concepts in developing countries and supports companies’ CSR initiatives by linking them to suppliers. We also support marketing and communication on CSR to inform our partners and the public. We train farmers in techniques to produce more with less, protect and value their ecosystems, and strengthen their organizations. Solidaridad enables producers to access knowledge, inputs, finance and markets. We develop certification initiatives for sustainable and ethical production and assist producers and companies to reach these standards. More

The Nature Conservancy is an international conservation organization founded in 1951 in the United States and currently active in 36 countries around the world. Its mission is to conserve the lands and waters that global biodiversity needs to survive. It is science-driven, emphasizes practical conservation results in the field and has a tradition of pragmatic engagement with all those who care about the environment, irrespective of political and other affiliations. More

At Walmart, we have learned that collaborating with others that share a commitment and passion for sustaining the environment can benefit entire business sectors around the globe. The Global Sustainable Beef Conference is an opportunity to partner with organizations up and down the supply chain to reduce the global environmental impact of beef, which will ultimately allow us to provide our customers with higher-quality, more environmentally preferable products. More

WWF has long known that the planet is a delicate and complex set of relationships between species, people, habitats, governments and global market forces, and meaningful conservation cannot take place without focusing on them all. WWF is transforming the most significant forces that threaten people and nature. In collaboration with a wide range of partners WWF convenes multi-stakeholder roundtables that define and measurably reduce the impacts of growing priority commodities, identify and implement better management practices that protect the environment and producers’ bottom line; create financial incentives to encourage biodiversity conservation; improve agricultural policies; and identify new income opportunities for producers to ensure their economic viability. More