How we manage sustainability

We’re a small, farmer-owned company. Everything we do needs to help our business grow stronger.  That’s why we take a strategic approach to managing sustainability.

Our approach is based on the AA1000 AccountAbility Principles Standard and its principles of Inclusivity, Materiality and Responsiveness.

We have identified and mapped 37 stakeholder groups, including employees, producers, supply chain partners, organic industry bodies, distributors and retailers and consumers.  We review this list periodically to ensure it remains relevant.

We work to understand what is important to these stakeholders through a range of engagement processes. We regularly cross-check the topics we have identified for completeness against other sustainability frameworks including the Australian Beef Sustainability Framework, the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef, the Global Reporting Initiative and the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board.

Finally, our staff assess the relevance to stakeholders of topics identified through this process and the significance of each topic to OBE Organic’s operations.  The end result is our four FLOURISH pillars of Environment, Animals, People and Product, and a small number of material topics within those pillars that we seek to proactively manage in our FLOURISH sustainability program.