We know there is a close relationship between well-cared for cows and good milk production which is why animal husbandry is a source of pride for every farmer.
We work with our farmers to meet globally recognised standards as set by the World Organisation for Animal Health, and eliminate practices that contravene the Five Freedoms.
Our responsibility to animal welfare extends to wherever we operate in the world and we are committed to ensuring that good welfare outcomes are consistently delivered by all dairy farmers that supply us with milk.
We share our knowledge of best practice with other countries and assess the welfare of animals as part of our on-going quality assessments in all markets.
We exert our influence on our supply chain to deliver continuous improvement and ultimately, if farmers don’t meet our minimum requirements, they can’t supply milk to us.