Producing Sustainable Natural Angus Beef Remains Our Primary Focus
At Aspen Ridge® Natural Angus Beef, we are committed to raising wholesome, Natural Angus beef that delivers an exceptional eating experience while contributing to the long-term viability of our community and planet. That’s why our producers use a variety of production methods in an effort to ensure sustainable forage sources and a consistent supply of cattle that qualify for the Aspen Ridge Natural Angus beef program.
Focused on Lowering Our Emissions
Aspen Ridge Natural Angus Beef believes that agriculture, including beef production, can be part of the climate solution and a sustainable food system. We’re dedicated to lowering our emissions while supporting producer and supplier partners throughout the value chain. That’s why JBS Foods, which includes Aspen Ridge Natural Angus Beef, has pledged to achieve net-zero GHG (greenhouse gas) emissions. Here are some of our interim goals on our path toward net zero:
- Invest more than $1 billion in upgrading facilities and equipment by 2030
- Invest $100 million in research and development projects by 2030
- Reduce emissions intensity in all our facilities by 30% by 2030
- Use 100% renewable electricity by 2040
- Tie environmental performance to executive compensation to ensure accountability
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U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef
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. USRSB has one mission—to advance, support and communicate continuous improvement of sustainability across the U.S. beef value chain, with emphasis on the following priority indicators:
- Animal Health and Well-Being
- Efficiency and Yield
- Water Resources
- Land Resources
- Air and Greenhouse Gas Emissions
- Employee Safety and Well-Being
The USRSB is working to advance continuous improvement of the beef supply chain by also developing practice-based Metrics and Sustainability Assessment Guides which will measure progress against the high priority indicators. Our active involvement in this organization shows our commitment to keeping sustainable natural beef on the table.