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Cranswick retains top global welfare ranking

26th Feb 2019 / By Alistair Driver

Cranswick has been awarded the highest performance ranking of Tier One in the global Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare (BBFAW) for the third consecutive year.

The benchmark, supported by Compassion in World Farming and World Animal Protection, placed four UK companies – Cranswick, Noble Foods, Marks & Spencer and Waitrose – plus the Co-op Group (Switzerland) in the top tier, representing 'global leaders' in animal welfare. There are six tiers altogether covering 150 global food chain companies, which have been assessed for their welfare credentials.

The Hull-based processor said animal welfare was extremely important to it and its stakeholders, which all recognise the benefits of investing in welfare standards.

UK retailers Co-op, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Greggs retained their Tier 2 position, alongside Cargill, Unilever and Perdue Farms, while Danish Crown dropped into the third tier.

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