Farm animal welfare continues to be a systemic risk that many companies in the food industry are either not effectively managing or not properly reporting

There is growing investor interest in the business risks and opportunities associated with farm animal welfare. However, investors’ ability to make robust comparisons between companies or to use farm animal welfare-related performance in their investment decisions is hampered by a lack of robust reporting by companies and a general absence of tools that enable investors to compare different companies on a consistent basis. The Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare is designed to address these challenges.

As the first global measure of company performance on animal welfare, the Business Benchmark has been specifically designed to support investors in their engagement with companies, and to help investors to integrate farm animal welfare into their investment research and decision-making.

The BBFAW has become the primary tool for investors seeking to evaluate the relative performance of food companies on farm animal welfare management and disclosure.