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European Good Farm Animal Welfare Forum

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Compassion’s European Good Farm Animal Welfare Forum will take place in Paris on Thursday 6th November 2014.

Date: Thursday 6th November 2014

Time: 14.00 – 19.30

Venue: Conference Center Edouard VII, 23 square Edouard VII, 75 009 Paris



14h00 – Registration and networking

14h30 – Animal Welfare: What are the Key Drivers for Change?  Compassion in World Farming sets the scene

14h45 – Addressing Farm Animal Welfare as a Business Issue

Three leading European food companies explain how and why they are addressing farm animal welfare:

    • McDonald’s France: What animal welfare means to McDonald’s France and how it is built into their strategy
    • Terrena: The practicalities of measuring welfare on-farm
    • SPA Food: Their journey to the Good Chicken Award

16h15 – Refreshments and networking

16h45 – Corporate Communication and Reporting on Farm Animal Welfare

Exploring how companies can report on their farm animal welfare policies, practices and performance.  Attendees will hear from a representative of the Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare and learn more about the investor perspective on animal welfare.

17h15 – Engaging the Consumer on Farm Animal Welfare

A panel of companies-  including Unilever and Danone’s Les Deux Vaches brand – explore why and how consumers can be part of the agenda.

18h00 – Networking and drinks

19.30 – Close


Please note that participant spaces for the forum are limited and priority will be given to those working for or with major food companies. To reserve your place at the forum or for more information please click here.

Note: The Forum will be conducted using English and French translation facilities. 

This European Forum builds on the success of Compassion’s UK Forum in June, and will bring together key players from the food industry across Europe – from manufacturers, retailers, food service and producers – to address the challenges and opportunities posed by farm animal welfare.

Attendees of the UK Forum said it was an excellent chance to make various links across the supply chain and to discuss the relevance, importance and real value of animal welfare, with the 100% of those that fed back on the Forum saying they would recommend the event to a colleague.