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The Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare (BBFAW) publicly ranks the world’s leading food companies on their farm animal welfare management, policy commitment, performance and disclosure based on publicly available information.

Since its inception in 2012, it has enabled investors, companies, NGOs and other stakeholders to understand corporate practice and performance on farm animal welfare, and has driven  improvements in the welfare of animals reared for food.

What is BBFAW?

The Benchmark allows leading food companies to be recognised for making farm animal welfare a critical business issue and for reporting and improving upon it year on year.

Why is BBFAW useful for companies & investors?

BBFAW is run by an independent secretariat and is supported by Compassion in World Farming and World Animal Protection.


The ninth annual Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare was launched on 30 March 2021, confirming Cranswick, Marks & Spencer, Noble Foods and Waitrose as global leaders on farm animal welfare.

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Read more about the latest Benchmark results here or visit the BBFAW website.


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