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Rules to calculate environmental footprint of red meat

The European Livestock and Meat Trades Union has published a standardised methodology to calculate and mitigate the environmental impacts of beef, pork and lamb. The guidelines have been designed to allow individual companies to identify “hotspots” of environmental impacts within their own supply chains.

The guide includes advice on using life cycle assessments to compare different types of meat products or the same product over time, selecting system boundaries, which environmental impact categories to consider, and interpreting the results.

Read the full report, Footprint Category Rules Red Meat: Version 1.0, here. See also the Foodsource resource Life cycle assessment (LCA): quantifies environmental impacts from cradle to grave of a product.

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