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First BBFAW report launches

News Section Icon Published 25/02/2013

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The first Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare (BBFAW) has been launched, releasing the results of how 68 of the world’s largest food companies (retailers, food producers, and bars and restaurants) manage farm animal welfare in their supply chains.

The Benchmark report covers European and US companies and is the first evaluation of global companies on their farm animal welfare management and disclosure practices. It highlights the leaders and laggards, and identifies areas of good practice.

The Benchmark has been designed for responsible investors as they are beginning to pay greater attention to farm animal welfare issues – for both the positive and negative business impacts on a food company’s performance. It also gives food companies a benchmark on where they sit in the welfare sphere and the performance standards they should be seeking to achieve.

BBFAW is an independent programme developed and supported by Compassion in World Farming and the World Society for the Protection of Animals.

To find out more about the benchmark visit: