GLOBALG.A.P. members are proud to present a voluntary add-on module for animal welfare.

Since November 2011, the GLOBALG.A.P. Stakeholder Committee on Animal Welfare has been working to establish animal welfare criteria which go beyond legal requirements and which define the contents of complementary and voluntary add-on assessments for livestock producers. Members worked on two sets of criteria – one for broilers and one for finishing pigs. The criteria they developed are science-based, feasible, economically viable, and auditable. Norbert Rank, Quality Lead Poultry for McDonald’s Europe and Chairman of the GLOBALG.A.P. Stakeholder Committee on Animal Welfare, said: “Sustainable agricultural practices are essential to successful and responsible business development. Animal welfare is a critical component of this and is very much in the minds of our customers and stakeholders. Their expectations often go beyond legal requirements. The GLOBALG.A.P. voluntary add-on for animal welfare is a highly welcome tool to help monitor animal welfare practices beyond legislation at farm level.”