Insights and Opinions

The Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare has established itself as a catalyst for influencing change in corporate practices in farm animal welfare management and reporting

The BBFAW encourages investors to engage with companies in the Business Benchmark to better understand the characteristics of poor, good and best practice in farm animal welfare.

Many of the companies not in the top tiers of the Benchmark continue to see farm animal welfare primarily in terms of downside risk management, rather than seeing the potential for higher standards of farm animal welfare to provide business benefits and opportunities, such as access to new markets, access to new clients, better product quality and lower losses.

We believe there is much to be learned from those companies that have achieved leadership positions in the Benchmark, in relation to the actions that they have taken and the business benefits that have resulted.