We are pleased to announce that Waitrose have been awarded
top marks in a global animal welfare audit conducted by Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare, which ranked 80 worldwide food
companies by their management and reporting of animal welfare practices.
Waitrose were ranked as one of just three candidates in the top tier,
representing a ‘leadership position’ in welfare amongst the companies surveyed.
This recognition is
testimony to the hard work of our farmers across all our livestock supply
chains,’ stated Waitrose agricultural manager Duncan Sinclair, ‘We would
like to thank them for this achievement – it is entirely down to their
commitment and teamwork.’
Now in its third year, Business Benchmark on Farm Welfare
(BBFAW), conducted in partnership with a number of leading animal welfare organisations
was established with the purpose of furthering welfare practices within the
food industry, and was the first global assessment of animal welfare amongst
Companies are assessed on their approach to welfare in three
categories: management commitment and policy, governance and policy
interpretation, and leadership and innovation.
Here at Dovecote Park, we pride ourselves on our commitment
to the absolute highest standards of animal welfare throughout our process - from
the farms right through to our lairage facilities, which have been designed
with the express purpose of maximising animal welfare. This is a value we share
with Waitrose, and which forms a significant component of our supply
Dovecote Park are proud to be a part of the Waitrose supply
chain which this recognition acknowledged, and we would like to congratulate
Waitrose on receiving such a prestigious and well-deserved accolade.