2 Sisters Food Group has joined the Global Coalition for Animal Welfare

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Along with 2 Sisters Food Group, coffeehouse chain Starbucks, the coffeehouse chain, has also affirmed its commitment to animal welfare.

GCAW is an industry-led global collaborative platform, created in 2018 and designed to enable food companies to collectively tackle systemic barriers to improving animal welfare and accelerate food industry progress on major welfare issues.

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Its members include some of the biggest and best-known names in international catering, food retail and food production, including Aramark, Compass Group, Elior Group, IKEA Food Services, Maple Leaf Foods, Nestlé , Sodexo, Tesco, The Cheesecake Factory, The Kroger Co., Tyson Foods and Unilever. The addition of Starbucks and 2 Sisters Food Group brings the total number of GCAW members to 14.

GCAW is currently focusing on three species-specific priority work streams that aim to harness best practices and catalyze systemic change in the welfare of laying hens, broilers and pigs.

2 Sisters Food Group Director of Agriculture Nick Davies said: “We are delighted to join the Global Coalition for Animal Welfare. We are committed to maintaining and further improving the best welfare standards in our agricultural field and are always keen to test and develop new concepts in the field.

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“Partnering with GCAW underscores our shared goals of further improving animal welfare, building sustainable supply chains and providing what we and our consumers are increasingly looking for. Being part of GCAW allows us to be part of global news and participate in thought-provoking discussions so that we can make informed decisions in the future.

Dr. Birte Nielsen, Independent Chair of GCAW, said:Starbucks and 2 Sisters Food Group are joining GCAW as the coalition embarks on a program to expand its membership base and areas of focus for species.

“The coalition has doubled in size from 7 to 14 members in the last 18 months and its members are making decisive progress on their collective goals which recognize the inextricable link between improving animal welfare, building sustainable supply chains and building successful and resilient businesses.​.”

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