THE UNITED KINGDOM, London. BRF, one of the world’s largest food companies, has moved from tier 4 to tier 3 in the annual Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare (BBFAW), the results of which were released at the beginning of this week at a press conference in London.
The movement into tier 3 of the BBFAW recognises the continued efforts BRF has made in farm animal welfare, including the successful implementation of a number of projects that BRF made in 2015. These projects include the early adoption of a collective gestation system for sows and a transport traceability system.
The result accounts for the progress of the partnership between BRF and World Animal Protection, which together established a pioneering initiative with the aim of improving animal welfare.
Now in its fourth year, the BBFAW provides an annual review of how 90 of the world’s leading food companies manage and report their farm animal welfare policies and practices.
Listed among the leading companies of international protein trade, BRF is one of the largest food companies in the world by market capitalisation. A truly global food company: 43.8% of the company’s net sales come from the international markets. With the implementation of a new management structure worldwide, BRF aims to increase flexibility and boost growth potential. BRF has 44 factories that can be found across the world: 35 in every region of Brazil, 6 industrial units in Argentina, 2 in Europe (UK and the Netherlands) and 1 in Abu Dhabi, UAE.