Our Agriculture Manager, in conjunction with the Waitrose Farming Partnership Livestock Steering Group (WFP-LSG), is charged with the overall responsibility for animal welfare in the Waitrose Supply Chain. The Steering Group comprises livestock experts from Waitrose and its dedicated suppliers. Regular farm-level welfare performance reports, verified by third parties are presented to the group so that improvement plans can be carried out where required.
For example, we now assure a minimum standard for farmers that conventional dairy cows (producing non-organic milk) must spend at least 100 days outside grazing in fields.
Find out more about how our work with our dedicated chicken supplier is combating the biggest cause of food poisoning in the UK in Safe Products.
For the second year, Waitrose has attained tier 1 ranking in the annual Global Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare (BBFAW). We aim to maintain this and will continue to work closely with CIWF and other partners to address specific industry-wide welfare issues.
Find out more about our specific policies for animal welfare, including species specific standards on www.waitrose.com.