The U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (USRSB) is a multi-stakeholder initiative developed to advance, support and communicate continuous improvement in sustainability of the U.S. beef value chain. The USRSB achieves this through leadership, innovation, multi-stakeholder engagement and collaboration.


The U.S. beef value chain is the trusted global leader in environmentally sound, socially responsible and economically viable beef.


Advance, support and communicate continuous improvement of sustainability across the U.S. beef value-chain.

What sets us apart?

As a transparent effort focused on shaping the sustainability framework for the U.S. beef value chain, the USRSB will encourage and promote continuous improvement through several actions, including:

  • Identifying sustainability indicators
  • Recognizing verification methodologies
  • Generating field project data to test sustainability concepts
  • Providing a forum for open discussion, information exchange and program development
  • Offering stakeholders an equal opportunity through membership participation


The USRSB is comprised of the following five constituencies:


Individuals, organizations and associations of people who are actively engaged in the ownership and management of cattle used to produce beef

Allied Industry

Organizations and associations of people who supply the beef value chain with goods and services, including but not limited to financial institutions


Organizations and associations of people who process cattle and beef into saleable product


Organizations and associations of people who bring beef and beef-related products to consumers

Civil Society

Academic institutions, non-government and non-commercial institutions, foundations, alliances and associations with a stake in the beef value chain

USRSB High-Priority Indicator Goals & Sector Targets

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