The Australian Meat Processor Corporation (AMPC) is committed to supporting its member organisations to maintain their social license to operate (SLO). A SLO is closely associated with the social impact that an organisation has on the communities in which they operate. The AMPC commissioned research to gain insights into how the decisions and behaviours of red meat processor (RMP) organisations were impacting on the communities in which they operate. The social impact of Australian RMP industry had never previously been assessed. Dr Kim Johnston and a team of researchers from QUT were commissioned to carry out a benchmark study to determine what social impact the RMP industry has on its host communities.