Conserving natural resources
“Optimisation of soil and water management is the basis of our sustainability programme at our farms.”
The global beef value chain manages natural resources responsibly and enhances ecosystem health. This principle is based on the concept that ecosystem processes are managed through adopting practices designed to sustain and restore ecosystem health throughout the beef production system. Such practices enhance biodiversity and provide ecosystem services including water recharge, filtration and conservation, ensuring healthy soil conditions and contributing to resilience, including the ability of ecosystems to recover from extreme climate and weather events. This principle is achieved through continuous improvement across all criteria, in which the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef plays an important role. Compliance with all local, national and international laws applicable to natural resource usage is mandatory.
We practice what we preach. At the basis of our sustainability program at our farms in Brazil lies the optimisation of soil and water management. By using modern technologies, we have cultivated dry and arid ground preventing further erosion and degradation of the lands. We also ensure that from every farm a minimum of 20% of the land remains pristine natural forest, thus preserving the biodiversity and ecological systems.
A minimum of 20% of the land remains pristine natural forest