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Special Recognition Awards

Special Recognition Awards are given to companies that demonstrate outstanding innovation, commitment or achievement in the field of farm animal welfare.

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2021 Special Recognition Awards

As part of its 2021 Good Farm Animal Welfare Awards Compassion presented a number of Special Recognition Awards in the following categories:

  • Innovation - Hilton Seafood UK and Danone both received Special Recognition Awards for their innovative work and their capacity to provide a global baseline for best practice in animal welfare. Read more here
  • Planet Friendly - Italian manufacturer Barilla received a Special Recognition Award under the Planet Friendly Award banner for coupling the advancement of animal welfare with a rebalancing of their protein offer to consumers. Read more here
  • Sustainable Food & Farming - Hollis Mead Organic Dairy received a Special Recognition Award for their sustainable farming practices which enhance the environment for wildlife. Read more here

Read about all the other 2021 Awards winners here.

2019 Rabbit Innovation Award

In 2019, Compassion was delighted to recognise ‘Eleveurs et Bien’ with a Rabbit Innovation Award, for developing a cage-free system for rearing rabbits for their commercial brand Lapin & Bien.  Find out more here.

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.

Other Special Recognition Awards

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