Special Recognition Awards
Special Recognition Awards are given to companies that demonstrate outstanding innovation, commitment or achievement in the field of farm animal welfare.
2018 Special Recognition Award
Compassion was delighted to present Winterbotham Darby with the 2018 Special Recognition Award, which is kindly supported by the Sir Peter O'Sullevan Charitable Trust.
They picked up the award for developing their UKAS accredited animal welfare certification scheme which is driving welfare improvements and helping to secure cage-free commitments in the pig sector across Europe. Find out more here.
2018 Innovation and Marketing Awards
This year's Innovation and Marketing Awards were opened up to the Manufacturing and Food Service sectors.
The Awards recognise forward-thinking manufacturers and food service companies for the work they have done to positively impact farm animal welfare and promote higher welfare purchasing.
The 2018 Best Innovation Award went to SELEGGT in Germany for their work in helping to address the issue of killing male chicks in the egg industry.
SELEGGT has developed an endocrinological method for identifying the sex of hatching eggs which means male eggs can be humanely rejected early before the embryo develops the capacity to feel pain. Watch the video here.
The 2018 Best Marketing Award was awarded to Dutch manufacturer Kipster for developing and marketing the ‘world’s first carbon neutral egg’. Their innovative farm has been designed to address animal welfare as well as sustainability concerns which is clearly resonating with consumers. Watch the video here.
Every two years we present our ‘Retailer Awards’ which are based on our biennial Supermarket Survey results. The next Retailer Awards will be presented at our Awards ceremony in 2019.
Other Special Recognition Awards
Leadership & Innovation in Retail 2012
We challenged supermarkets to present case studies demonstrating their most pioneering work to improve farm animal welfareRead more »
Leadership in Pig Welfare 2011
Recognition of pig producers that are making a huge difference to the welfare of sows and pigs in their supply chainRead more »
Best Innovation Award 2016
The 2016 Best Innovation Award was awarded to Plukon Food Group in the Netherlands for their ‘Windstreek Stable’ – a new design of broiler shed incorporating multiple features for improved welfare.Read more »
Best Marketing Award 2016
The 2016 Best Marketing Award was awarded to McDonald’s UK for two initiatives; their TV advertising around tree cover for laying hens and their ‘Good to Know’ campaign.Read more »
Cage-Free Award 2017
In 2017 Compassion is launching its new Cage-Free Award - find out more here.Read more »
Best Innovation Award 2018
Recognition for developing and delivering a successful project that has positively impacted farm animal welfare in a significant way.Read more »
Best Marketing Award 2018
Recognition for delivering a marketing campaign that communicates farm animal welfare issues or promotes higher welfare products.Read more »