Recently, the North American Meat Institute (NAMI) announced it will be joining a new coalition. Rooted in the preservation of our environment, the U.S. government-led multistakeholder Coalition of Action on Sustainable Productivity Growth for Food Security and Resource Conservation will be launched by the Biden administration at the United Nations (UN) Food Systems Summit.
“High-quality animal protein is at the center of healthy diets, and our commitments to economic, social, and environmental sustainability also place us at the center of solutions for a healthy future,” President and Chief Executive Officer Julie Anna Potts commented. “We are proud to join the U.S.-led coalition on sustainable agricultural productivity and to feature the Protein PACT in UN Food Systems Summit outcomes as the first initiative of its kind to unite farmers and processors in a common vision for transparent communication, continuous improvement, and ambitious commitments to ensure the sustainability of the beef, pork, poultry, and dairy people around the world rely on every day.”
As noted in the release, more than 96 percent of comments received during a public consultation launched in July supported the coalition’s draft sustainability framework and the Protein PACT for the People, Animals, and Climate of Tomorrow, which the Meat Institute has submitted to the United Nations Food Systems Summit (FSS) commitment hub.
Additionally, NAMI expects to announce in November ambitious, data-driven targets to publicly verify progress on the 100 metrics in its sustainability framework, which aims to:
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