Walmart Canada says it’s going to buy the largest known quantity of beef from certified sustainable Canadian farms ever sourced by a single retailer.
The retailer has committed to purchasing 1.5 million pounds of beef sourced from Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (CRSB) Certified sustainable farms and ranches over the next calendar year. That amount will continue to increase each year.
"Leadership from organizations like Walmart inspires change and supports the Canadian beef sector's continuous improvement goals," says Anne Wasko, Chair of the CRSB and rancher from Eastend, Sask. "The CRSB is honoured to partner with Walmart Canada on this ambitious commitment on its journey towards a more sustainable future."
Walmart Canada says it plans to continue helping to expand the CRSB's program in Canada.
“We're immensely proud of what this commitment signifies to the industry and the impact it will have for our farmers and ranchers, customers, suppliers and partners,” says Horacio Barbeito, President and CEO, Walmart Canada.
“We're making massive strides towards advancing sustainability within the Canadian beef industry, propelled by our commitment to being a regenerative company and made possible by strong partnerships with the CRSB and our suppliers.”