The IMS represents the meat and livestock sector at international level to promote the sustainable supply of safe, healthy, high-quality and nutritious animal protein to ensure the sector’s contribution as an essential part of a healthy, sustainable diet.

The IMS engages with international standard setting bodies including the World Trade Organization (WTO), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) to shape public policy and regulatory standards impacting the agri-food chain.

Through its Expert committees the IMS champions science-based solutions and policy, the need for continued innovation and better technologies, free and fair trade and sustainable business as key elements to meet the future challenges of a growing global population estimated to be 9 billion people by 2050, with the associated higher demand for high-quality animal proteins.

Finally through its global conferences and scientific symposiums the IMS provides a platform for expert dialogue to contribute to international research and facilitate scientific advancements particularly in the fields of sustainability, nutrition and animal welfare.