For more than a decade, Compassion in World Farming have been a highly respected and important partner for Compass. By embracing an engaging, practical and collaborative approach, they have been instrumental in helping us drive forward improvements in farm animal welfare practices across our supply chain globally. Through our continued partnership, we look forward to accelerating positive impacts for farm animals and a more resilient and sustainable supply chain over the next few years.
Chris McCrystal, Global Head of Responsible Sourcing, Compass Group PLC
We’re proud of our open and supportive partnership with the team at Compassion in World Farming in the UK and Ireland, they are a fountain of knowledge. They are wholly pragmatic in terms of the realities faced by businesses striving to improve the welfare of animals in the supply chain, such as commercial impact and the time it takes to implement change. They continually challenge us to do better, and work hard to provide credible expertise led by the science, which is invaluable to their partners.
Jenny Packwood, Director of Responsibility and Reputation, KFC UK & Ireland
Compassion in World Farming has been an essential partner for Danone on our animal welfare journey. They have guided us on key achievements, from building and deploying a global animal welfare assessment tool to sharing best practice in the "Farming for Generations" alliance. There's no question, our impact would not be the same without them.
Cees Jan Hollander, Global Farming Expertise Manager, Danone
SME’s and Public Sector Awards
Since 2007, we have recognised over 500 small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and public sector organisations (e.g. local authorities, hospitals and universities) for their higher welfare policies, practices and commitments to improve the lives of hens, broiler chickens, dairy cattle and pigs through our Good Egg Award, Good Chicken Award, Good Dairy Award and Good Pig Award. We commend these organisations for demonstrating leadership and for their commitment to improving farm animal welfare by producing, sourcing, and promoting products from higher welfare systems to their customers.
Our aim is to encourage a holistic approach to food production that drives transformational change for farm animal welfare, reduces the reliance on animal sourced foods and moves us to more nature-friendly regenerative farming practices.
In order to drive this change, our Food Business strategy has shifted focus to concentrate on working with global food companies that have the ability to effect change at scale, and help us address the current climate, nature and health crises which have been exacerbated by the growth of industrial farming.
While we encourage SME and public sector organisations to continue to support higher welfare, sustainable farming practices through their production and sourcing policies, we will no longer be awarding organisations in these sectors.
We do, however, offer a range of online resources - and companies can refer to our species-specific Awards criteria – to help you develop your own animal welfare policies.