Climate Change Strategy
The Red Meat Processing Industry Climate Change Strategy presents the industry’s approach to managing and mitigating climate change and the implementation of activities that will enable red meat processing businesses to proactively participate in a low carbon economy.
The strategy is a joint initiative of the Australian Meat Processor Corporation (AMPC) and the Australian Meat Industry Council (AMIC) and establishes a coordinated industry approach to addressing climate change over the next three years.
Through this strategy, industry will develop and implement initiatives in collaboration with Government and other relevant stakeholders that are aimed at mitigating and managing the impact of climate change.
The key focus areas include:
- Energy use and efficiency;
- Water use and efficiency;
- Biodiversity loss;
- Solid waste and wastewater management;
- Climate change impacts.
Several industry specific targets have been set for water management, energy efficiency and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction including:
- 10% reduction in water consumption per tonne of Hot Standard Carcass Weight (tHSCW) by 2015;
- 10% reduction in energy consumption per tHSCW by 2015;
- 20% reduction in GHG emissions per tHSCW by 2015;
Key performance indicators are currently being developed to track progress against these targets.
Click here to download a copy of The Red Meat Processing Industry Climate Change strategy.