Sustainability

Producing sustainable Wagyu beef remains a primary focus for Imperial American.

Our producers use a variety of production methods in efforts to ensure sustainable forage sources and supply of Wagyu cattle for long-term viability of Imperial American Wagyu. On behalf of Imperial American, JBS is a founding member of the U.S. Roundtable of Sustainable Beef and a current member of the Board of Directors.

The USRSB has established six high priority indicators for sustainable beef production to include:

  • Animal Health and Well-Being
  • Efficiency and Yield
  • Water Resources
  • Land Resources
  • Air and Greenhouse Gas Emissions
  • Employee Safety and Well-Being

Imperial American is also recognized for its alignment to the U.S. Beef Industry Sustainability Framework. The Framework is an industry-adopted resource that outlines key areas of sustainability and opportunities for improvement across the beef value chain. It is comprised of high-priority indicators, sector specific metrics and sustainability assessment guides. Learn more here.

The USRSB is working to advance continuous improvement of the beef supply chain by also developing practiced-based Metrics and Sustainability Assessment Guides which will measure progress against the high priority indicators. Our active involvement in this organization shows our commitment to keeping sustainable Wagyu beef on the table.