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AMSA Announces Symposium Speakers on Corporate Responsibility and Giving Back

Jul 27, 2020

Seaboard FoodsThe American Meat Science Association (AMSA) is pleased to announce, Dr. Justin Ransom, Ms. Julie Garfieldt Kofoed and Ms. Claire Kells, will be the featured speakers in the concurrent symposium entitled “Corporate Responsibility and Giving Back” on Thursday, August 6, 2020 during the 66th International Congress of Meat Science and Technology (ICoMST) and the AMSA 73rd Reciprocal Meat Conference (RMC) exclusively virtual meeting. This session will be sponsored by Seaboard Foods, Seaboard Triumph Foods and Daily’s Premium Meats.

The featured presentations include:

JustinRansomIntegrating Sustainability into the Way We Run Our Business: Sustainability is fundamental to our overall strategy and core values and plays an integral role in how we run our business. We’re committed to producing protein while taking care of people, the planet and animals, so that we can feed the world’s growing population, sustainably at scale.  We invest in team members and local communities where we can make the biggest impact.  We promote transparency in collaborating with global NGOs in setting goals and measuring progress and are recognized as making an impact by external agencies.  Dr. Justin Ransom, Sustainability Policy Lead at Tyson Foods Inc., will discuss leading sustainability through the value chain, working with farmers and ranchers to drive improved environmental and economic outcomes while continuously advancing the sustainability message to consumers in this session.

Julie KofoedCorporate Sustainability for the Future We Want: The UNClaire Global Compact is the world's largest corporate sustainability initiative. It calls on all companies to align strategies and operations with universal principles on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption, and take actions that advance societal goals, such as the United Nations' 17 Sustainable Development Goals. In this session Julie Garfieldt Kofoed, Head of Human Rights, United Nations Global Compact and Claire Kells, Senior Manager for Corporate Engagement, United Nations Global Compact will explain how to get involved with the UN Global Compact and where to start your sustainability journey in this session. 

The 66th ICoMST and AMSA 73rd RMC will be held August 3-6, 2020 online in the virtual format. For more information please visit: www.icomst2020.com or contact Deidrea Mabry 1-800-517-AMSA ext. 12. 

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