We declare our commitment to the Five Freedoms Principles to ensure ethical animal farming to which all animals are entitled in compliance with both local and trading partners’ laws and regulations as well as with customer requirements.
We continue to invest in research and development of innovative animal feed and animal farming that are efficient, of high quality and ethical according to the Animal Welfare Principles.
We are audited by internal and/or external parties to ensure humane animal treatment. The audits also help us to understand problems, obstacles, and issues, thus continuously leading to opportunities for project development, creativity and development plans.
We support and encourage our business partners as well as contracted farmers to promote animal welfare according to our policies and requirements.
We engage with business partners, government agencies, civil society, research and academic institutes, and other stakeholders to raise awareness on animal welfare as well as to collaboratively develop good practices in animal farming based on the Animal Welfare Principles.
Operate our business in line with the Animal Welfare Principles and the Responsible and Prudent Use of Antibiotics
100% of animals are raised in accordance with the Five Freedoms, and responsible and prudent use of antibiotics, with details as follows:
- 100% of broiler farms in Thailand and overseas operations to have Poultry Welfare Officers (PWO) by 2020;
- Layer farms in Thailand operations to apply a cage-free housing system with an increase of production capacity of five million eggs per year; and
- 100% of sow farms to use group gestation pens
- - for Thailand operations by 2025, and
- - for overseas operations by 2028.
Performance in 2020 :
Broiler farms have Poultry Welfare Officers (PWO).*
- - 100% for Thailand operations
- - 100% for overseas operations
Layer farms in Thailand operations apply a cage-free housing system with an increase of production capacity of seven million eggs compared to 2019 (total production capacity of 2020 was 12 million eggs).**
Sow farms use group gestation pen ***
- - 43% for Thailand operations
- - 15% for overseas operations****
- *By having officers of each country attend trainings conducted by animal welfare experts from AW Training, England.
- **From a pilot project at Wang Somboon Farm, Saraburi Province.
- ***Enhancing animal farm environment by installing group gestation pens which allow sows to move freely and express natural behaviours fully both in Thailand and overseas operations.
- ****Due to adjusted data collection method.