For 2016 through 2019, the UK-based Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare (BBFAW) named Cargill one of only a handful of companies globally to achieve Tier 1 or Tier 2 status, the two highest animal welfare levels in the organization’s six-tier ranking system.
The 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, Collar Capital joined the program as a partner.
The 2019 report validates Cargill’s commitment to animal welfare best practices, policies, processes and performance. Cargill maintained its Tier 2 ranking for 2019.
View our 2020 survey responses to BBFAW here.