Nestlé Announces Commitment to Farm Animal Welfare
In August 2014, Nestlé, one of the world’s largest food companies, announced their commitment to farm animal welfare by moving to adopt higher animal welfare standards for its supply chain. Their commitment follows the signature of a partnership agreement with NGO World Animal Protection. Under the new standards, Nestlé will not buy products from suppliers where: chickens are raised in barren battery cages, pigs are raised in gestation stalls, cattle have been dehorned or had their tails docked without anesthesia, and where animals have been administered drugs to promote faster growth.
Both World Animal Protection and SGS, a leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, will work to ensure Nestle’s suppliers comply with the new standards. You can read more here in the New York Times, Business Day section.
Here is the announcement made by Nestle.
Here’s more about Nestle’s partnership with World Animal Protection.