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April 2020

Better farm animal welfare: ALDI SOUTH Group ranked as leader in global benchmark

The Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare (BBFAW) 2019 assessed over 150 global food companies across 24 countries and acknowledged the efforts of the ALDI SOUTH Group for improving its approach to animal welfare by ranking the Group in the 2nd Tier.

Since its inception in 2012, the Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare (BBFAW) has become the leading global measure on the animal welfare performance, management and disclosure in the food sector. The latest annual report has now been released with these key findings:  

  1. The pace of change is accelerating – companies increasingly recognise farm animal welfare as integral to their business strategy
  2. Companies are working to ensure their farm animal welfare management systems are effective
  3. Companies are prioritising action on close confinement and non-therapeutic antibiotic use
  4. Management systems and processes appear to be delivering better welfare outcomes for farm animals but progress is slow
  5. Food companies are starting to address systemic challenges to driving higher welfare standards

As an international retailer, we are aware of our responsibility and we strive to continuously improve animal welfare standards throughout our supply chains. Having improved our BBFAW performance compared to the last year (Tier 3) further encourages us to continue our work in the fields of animal welfare.  

“The ALDI SOUTH Group is pleased that the BBFAW team has acknowledged the progress we are making in the area of animal welfare. Increasing our score in the 2019 BBFAW report, makes us very proud since this benchmark has been vital for animal welfare being globally recognised as a relevant issue and we continue to be committed to increasing our activities and efforts in this subject in the future.”

Anke Ehlers (Managing Director Corporate Responsibility International of the ALDI SOUTH Group)

Read more about our commitment to animal welfare in our: International Position Statement on Animal Welfare.


 

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