Recognition of Our Efforts
Awards from credible animal welfare organizations, consumer associations and industry and farming bodies provide tangible evidence that companies are employing best practices and achieving results in those areas of their operations covered by the awards. Awards may also play an important role within companies by motivating employees and signaling to senior management that farm animal welfare is an area where the organization is recognized for its achievement of best practices.
Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare (BBFAW)
After its annual 2016 audit of corporate animal welfare efforts, London-based Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare (BBFAW) announced its finding at the Morgan Stanley offices in New York City on January 23, 2017. BBFAW’s report, and concurrent news release, announced that Cargill had become one of only 13 companies globally to achieve Tier 1 or Tier 2 status using its 1-6 ranking system, and was one of only two companies to move up two tiers in 2016.
Described in its 2016 report, The Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare (BBFAW) is designed to improve corporate reporting on farm animal welfare management, policies, practices, processes and performance and, over time, contribute to tangible improvements to the welfare of the animals raised for food within company supply chains. It is the first global measure of farm animal management, policy commitment, performance and disclosure in food companies and is designed to enable investors, companies, NGOs and other stakeholders to understand the relative performance of food companies in this area. The program is supported by founding partners, Compassion in World Farming and World Animal Protection, who provide technical expertise, guidance, funding and practical resources. In 2014, Coller Capital joined the program as a partner.
The 2016 report, found in the link below, validates Cargill’s commitment to animal welfare best practices, policies, processes and performance, which are documented on this portion of the cargill.com website.
Poultry in China
Our poultry business in China was recognized in 2014 with China’s first animal welfare award by the Chinese Veterinary Medical Association, the China Association for the Promotion of International Agricultural Cooperation and the World Society for the Protection of Animals. Cargill earned this award again in 2015.