AUSTRALIA, Brisbane. Australia’s first organic beef marketing company has now become the only Australian beef company to join the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative, the UN Global Compact.
OBE Organic Managing Director Dalene Wray said supporting the UN Global Compact as a Signatory underlines the farmer-owned company’s commitment to running a sustainable beef supply chain.
“We began to formalise this work in 2015 with our Flourish sustainability program, which involved our entire company working together to identify environment, animals, people and product topics we need to manage well. Joining the UN Global Compact requires little change to our existing sustainability work, but it does show our customers around the world we are serious about producing ethical and sustainable beef that consumers can feel good about buying,” he further explained.
OBE Organic’s sustainability program goes beyond organic certification, and aims to manage risks and opportunities in a way that further reduces its impact and creates benefits along the supply chain.
By doing this in a strategic way, it is also contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) – a key ambition of the UN Global Compact. Some of its actions include: