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Producing sustainable American grass fed beef is a primary focus for Grass Run Farms.

We take a multi-faceted approach to raising great-tasting American grass fed beef and contributing to the long-term viability of our community and planet. That’s why we focus on five core areas to ensure we are continuously improving our sustainability efforts. Learn more about Grass Run Farm’s sustainability commitment and get tips for being a green-minded beef consumer here.

Working Toward a More Sustainable Tomorrow

Our mission is to meet today’s tastes for a more sustainable future, and we believe agriculture can be part of the climate solution. That’s why JBS Foods, which includes Grass Run Farms, was the first global meat and poultry company to pledge to achieve net-zero GHG (greenhouse gas) emissions by 2040. We’re driven to help lead change across the food industry while continuing to support our producers and suppliers throughout the value chain. On the path to net zero, we’ve set these interim goals:

  • 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

Learn more here.

U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef

Grass Run Farms is committed to keeping sustainable grass fed beef on the table by participating as an active member of the U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef. The USRSB has established six high priority indicators for sustainable beef production to include:

  • Animal Health and Well-Being
  • Efficiency and Yield
  • Water Resources
  • Land Resources
  • Air and Greenhouse Gas Emissions
  • Employee Safety and Well-Being

usrsb The USRSB is working to advance continuous improvement of the beef supply chain by also developing practiced-based Metrics and Sustainability Assessment Guides which will measure progress against high priority indicators. On behalf of Grass Run Farms, JBS is a founding member of the U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef and a current member of the board of directors.

U.S. Beef Industry Sustainability Framework

Grass Run Farms is also recognized for its alignment to the U.S. Beef Industry Sustainability Framework. The Framework is an industry-adopted resource that outlines key areas of sustainability and opportunities for improvement across the beef value chain. It is comprised of high-priority indicators, sector specific metrics and sustainability assessment guides. Learn more here.