Sustainability Framework Process
The Sustainability Framework seeks to give meaning to the Australian egg industry’s objective of farming eggs for Australians in a manner that is socially, environmentally and economically responsible.
In broad terms, the Sustainability Framework process involves:
- tracking of public views on the impacts and contributions of the egg industry to identify issues of interest to the public;
- engaging genuinely with the public on issues of interest to correct misconceptions and acknowledge residual concerns;
- demonstrating how the egg industry is addressing issues of interest and applying international best practice on hen welfare, food safety and biosecurity; and
- reporting transparently on industry progress in key areas.
To put this process to effect, Australian Eggs obtained the assistance of leading independent social science researchers at the CSIRO.
Using the CSIRO was intended to demonstrate Australian Eggs’ commitment to a process of genuine community engagement. Their research team provided the expertise required to drive the project and the credibility of an independent organisation operating under a strict governance framework.
Working with the CSIRO, Australian Eggs developed an annual cycle of activity to ensure the process was effective and transparent. Full details of these steps are available on the 'key steps' page of this website and an outline can be seen in the timeline below.