Enhanced environmental impact, product safety and quality of our employees’ work: these are just some of the benefits of an animal welfare supply chain.
Creating and managing a new kind of production chain that focuses on animal welfare offers a long list of benefits, not only from an ethical point of view for the animals on the farms, but for consumers and workers. It goes without saying that providing larger spaces for the animals to move about in and living conditions which allow them to behave as they would in nature, has a positive effect on the quality of their lives and meets two very important objectives: it satisfies the ethical expectations of the market and improves the quality of the meat and its derivatives. Similarly, greater attention to the quality of the pigs’ feed and minimal use of drugs improve the end product. Perhaps less obvious but just as important is the fact that the type of farm can condition the quality of life and professional growth of its workers. A supply chain which focuses on quality and whose policies are not driven purely by the sales price of its end product, often obtained at the expense of the animals’ living conditions and the exploitation of its workers who are forced, in the name of productivity, to put up with exhausting duties and shifts, meets two important ethical criteria: it guarantees a decent quality of life for the animals and acknowledges the work and professionalism of the people involved in every stage of the supply chain, thanks to a more modern, less stressful and less exhausting approach.