Meat companies compared in Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare (BBFAW) report
Eighty global food companies are ranked in a new report, now in its third year, representing food retailers and wholesalers, restaurants and bars, and food producers and manufacturers.
The companies are measured on their approach to managing farm animal welfare in three areas: management commitment and policy, governance and policy interpretation, and leadership and innovation. They are then ranked from Tier 1, where companies are taking a leadership position, to Tier 6, where animal welfare does not appear on their business agenda.
While some of the food system challenges facing humanity are local, in an interconnected world, adopting a global perspective is essential. Many environmental issues, such as climate change, need supranational commitments and action to be addressed effectively. Due to ever increasing global trade flows, prices of commodities are connected through space; a drought in Romania may thus increase the price of wheat in Zimbabwe.