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Sustainability hub

Sustainability hub

The Australian red meat and livestock industry prides itself as being world leaders in sustainability of our environment, our livestock, our people and businesses and our climate. Sustainability goes hand in hand with productivity, profitability and industry longevity. It sits squarely with our 2025 Red Meat strategy to double to value of our products as the trusted source of the highest quality protein and our industry ambition to be carbon neutral by 2030.

Sustainability Impact Update 2023

The Sustainability Impact Report 2023 highlights major industry achievements in sustainability. This includes industry’s ongoing reduction in methane emissions, the release of new tools to help producers manage pasture for productivity and sustainability, and an ongoing commitment to successful integrity systems and biosecurity.

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Our sustainability story

How our red meat industry’s guardianship of land, livestock and communities makes us part of the climate solution

MLA’s special edition of Feedback magazine delved into our industry’s sustainability journey to 2022 and answered questions about how red meat producers can take climate action on-farm.

The purpose of the MLA Sustainability Update (2021) was to capture in one place the significant level of MLA’s investments in sustainability across the red meat supply chain as aligned to industry’s priority areas to 2021. This update captured industry’s rigorous and significant compliance requirements as required by relevant federal and state government legislation and regulations and our alignment to critical international benchmarks and best practice. 

Sustainability videos

MLA’s new sustainability producer-led videos capture the innovation, tools and practice change our livestock producers and the value chain are applying to their businesses to improve their profitability and sustainability.

The long form videos capture the tools and practice change producers and  the value chain are implementing in their business around animal husbandry and welfare, natural capital and biodiversity and carbon neutrality to support their businesses and climate resilience.

The short form videos share with our consumers and the community the stories of sustainability and provenance of Australian red meat and how our producers are caring for their animals, their land and the environment and are part of the climate solution.

Interactive map - Australian livestock stakeholder sustainability case studies
Click on the icons in the map below to watch our videos about the tools, technology and practice changes our innovative producers, processors and supply chains are using to meet sustainability commitments and market opportunities.