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NAMI Executive Board Makes Environmental Impact a Non-Competitive Issue.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

(North American Meat Institute)

The Meat Institute Executive Board of Directors gathered in Chicago last week and unanimously agreed to make environmental impact a non-competitive issue, encouraging member companies to share sustainability best practices with each other and freeing their staffs to advise others in the industry seeking to improve their environmental impact for the good of the industry and the planet. The Meat Institute's long-standing Environmental Committee has been working in a collaborative manner for many years, with an Environmental awards program that recognizes plants that have implemented strong environmental programs and are dedicated to continuous improvement. Formalizing this arrangement will enhance the flow of information and best practices exchange to a wider range of members. The Meat Institute will develop a list of advisors throughout the industry who are available to troubleshoot problems and help companies apply best practices. Environmental impact is the fourth issue made non-competitive by the board. Others include worker safety, food safety and animal welfare. The Board also heard an overview of the Meat Institute's new Trust in Animal Protein project and indicated its support for the initiative. The Meat Institute's press release on the Executive Board Meeting can be found here.

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