In an era defined by transformative change and unwavering sustainability commitments, the meat industry stands at a crossroads of innovation, responsibility, and progress. CAT Squared proudly announces its sponsorship of the North American Meat Institute's (NAMI) 2023 Protein PACT (People, Animals, Climate of Tomorrow) Summit, a dynamic event that crystallizes the collective determination to shape a responsible and sustainable future for the industry.

A Trusted Partner for Continuous Improvement

"Over the last three decades, CAT Squared has become a trusted partner in driving continuous improvement for the processors we serve across the globe," said CAT Squared CEO Vernon Smith. "It's an honor to have the opportunity to more broadly serve the industry as it reaches to achieve its ambitious sustainability goals for healthy people and a healthy planet."

CAT Squared: Crafting the Path to Meaningful Insights

With a profound understanding of the meat and poultry industries, CAT Squared has played an instrumental role in shaping the data-collection process of the Protein PACT initiative. CAT Squared's expertise enabled the project team to develop precise inquiries that garnered high-quality data, facilitating the creation of meaningful Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for NAMI. The partnership extended further as the team onboarded reporting teams representing NAMI's most prominent U.S. members.

Unveiling Insights: NAMI's First Sustainability Report

The culmination of these collaborative efforts manifested in NAMI's first sustainability report, a significant milestone unveiled in November 2022 ahead of the United Nations Climate Summit. This inaugural report provides an invaluable benchmark, encapsulating the industry's current status and setting a course for the ambitious sustainability goals of tomorrow.

Exploring Baselines and Partnering for a Sustainable Future

Against this backdrop, the 2023 Protein PACT Summit unfolds with the theme "Building on Industry Baselines and Maximizing Partnerships Across the Supply Chain." The summit converges the industry's brightest minds, fostering a space for dialogue, learning, and networking. Partnerships, collaborations, and shared strategies take center stage as catalysts for industry-wide advancement.

Innovating Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow

CAT Squared's sponsorship is an affirmation of its commitment to propelling innovation, collaboration, and responsible practices within the meat industry. The collective journey towards a sustainable future for the meat industry gains traction, powered by the dedication of NAMI's members and industry peers.

Join us at the 2023 Protein PACT Summit and be part of the unfolding narrative of a responsible and sustainable meat industry future. Together, we're scripting a story of progress.

The early-bird deadline is fast approaching! Register before Wednesday, September 13th.

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Kathy Barbeire

Written by Kathy Barbeire

Kathy Barbeire is a seasoned professional with a strong track record in leveraging new technology, data analysis, and storytelling to drive organizational success. As the marketing manager at CAT Squared since 2015, Kathy stays updated on industry trends to ensure our products remain adaptable to evolving standards and prepares our customers for disruptive technologies. She actively participates in a blockchain learning group associated with Blockchain for Arkansas (BC4AR), an initiative led by Governor Asa Hutchinson. Kathy's expanding knowledge and expertise enable her to create informative content that educates our supply chain partners and helps them navigate upcoming transitions. Kathy's educational background includes graduating magna cum laude from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) with a Bachelor of Arts degree in professional and technical writing, along with double minors in sociology and information technology. She later completed the MBA program at UALR. Prior to joining CAT Squared, Kathy applied her passion for data-driven storytelling to assist nonprofits in defining goals, tracking program metrics, and engaging donors and community stakeholders. She served as a program manager at the Our House Homeless Shelter in Little Rock and later at The Salvation Army Central Arkansas Area Command.