U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef Recognizes Tyson Foods for Beef Sustainability Programs

DENVER, Colo. (March 2, 2020) – Three Tyson Foods, Inc. sustainability programs achieved recognition for alignment to the U.S. Beef Industry Sustainability Framework. The recognition applies to processing facilities under the Tyson Fresh Meats sustainability program as well as to auction market and feedyard partners under the Tyson FarmCheck® Program.

The basis of recognition comes from the U.S. Beef Industry Sustainability Framework, an industry-adopted resource that outlines key areas of sustainability and opportunities for improvement across the beef value chain. The Framework is inclusive of high-priority indicators, sector specific metrics and sustainability assessment guides.

“Our company is committed to continuously improving the sustainability of our beef business and this includes partnering with our livestock suppliers to encourage best practices.” said Shane Miller, senior vice president and general manager of beef enterprise for Tyson Foods. “We’re pleased to be recognized for our efforts in this important area.”
Each Tyson Foods program underwent a third-party review through the U.S. Roundtable of Sustainable Beef (USRSB) recognition program to demonstrate alignment to the Framework. These reviews assessed each program’s approach to sustainability and incorporation of Framework principles, including animal welfare, land and water resources, and air and greenhouse gas emissions, among other areas.

“This recognition demonstrates a commitment of Tyson Foods to continuous improvement and sustainability in the beef supply chain,” said USRSB Chair Ben Weinheimer. “The U.S. Beef Industry Sustainability Framework was designed to help communicate the great strides the industry has and continues to make in beef sustainability. Partnering with organizations like Tyson Foods demonstrates our commitment to beef sustainability across the entire supply chain, which, in turn, continues to improve trust in US beef among consumers.”

To learn more about Tyson Foods sustainability efforts, visit www.tysonsustainability.com. To explore the U.S. Beef Industry Sustainability Framework, visit www.beefsustainability.us.

Disclaimer: The USRSB Recognition Program does not allow for product claims related to the U.S. Beef Industry Sustainability Framework. Recognition of organizations under the USRSB Recognition Program does not imply endorsement or recommendation by the USRSB.

The U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (USRSB) is a multi-stakeholder initiative developed to advance, support and communicate continuous improvement in sustainability of the U.S. beef value chain. The USRSB achieves this through leadership, innovation, multi-stakeholder engagement and collaboration. For more information please visit the USRSB website at www.usrsb.org or email usrsb@beef.org

By Brian Allmer - The BARN

Brian Allmer & the BARN are members of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB), the Colorado FFA Foundation, the Colorado 4H Foundation, the Colorado Farm Show Marketing Committee, 1867 Club Board Member, Denver Ag & Livestock Club Member, the Weld County Fair Board, the Briggsdale FFA Advisory Council, Briggsdale 4H Club Beef Leader & Founder / Coordinator of the Briggsdale Classic Open Jackpot Show.