Companies Committed to Improving Animal Welfare

Brands & Producers | Distributors | Retailers | Food Service |
Home Delivery | Restaurants

Every food company with animal-derived products in its supply chain has an opportunity—and the responsibility—to make sure these intelligent, sentient beings are treated with compassion. More humane husbandry practices exist, and sourcing from better farms and ranches is possible. Purpose-driven procurement is a powerful tool for change!

Several companies have worked with the ASPCA to improve animal welfare in their supply chains, and create a more humane and sustainable farming system for all.

Latest announcements:

June 2021: Café Spice – Based in New York and available to buy nationwide, Café Spice offers Indian, Thai, Mexican, and Persian-inspired ready-to-eat meals exclusively using chicken certified by Global Animal Partnership. Furthermore, Café Spice recently made the Better Chicken Commitment to support progress for farm animals. 

June 2021: BDA Farm – Located in Alabama, community-based BDA Farm has committed to obtaining a meaningful animal welfare certification recognized by the ASPCA for all beef, pork, lamb and eggs by 2022. 

May 2021: PetPlate – Subscription-based pet food company PetPlate has committed to a better life for chickens! They have made the Better Chicken Commitment and will pursue a meaningful animal welfare certification recognized by the ASPCA for all chicken products by 2024.  


Brands & Producers

Distributors

Retailers

  • Thrive Market — offers GAP-certified beef, pork and chicken products; has made a Better Chicken Commitment.
  • Walmart — eggs from cage-free hens by 2025.

Food Service

  • Caviar — all pork certified by 2021 for San Francisco R&D kitchens.
  • Ceres Project — all turkey and goat dairy certified by 2017. Commitment Achieved!
  • DC Greenleaf — all chicken, eggs, and beef certified by 2024. Has made the Better Chicken Commitment.
  • Genuine Foods — all eggs, chicken, beef and pork certified by 2021; has made a Better Chicken Commitment.
  • Root & Stem — all chicken, eggs, and beef certified by 2024. Has made the Better Chicken Commitment.
  • Rootastes — all chicken and beef certified by 2021; has made a Better Chicken Commitment.
  • The Town Kitchen — all eggs are cage-free Certified Humane; butter certified by 2021; beef and pork certified by 2022. Commitment Achieved for Eggs!

Home Delivery

Ready to Eat

Ready to Cook

Restaurants

  • CAVA — has made a Better Chicken Commitment.
  • Chopt — all chicken from GAP certified farms with improved standards for broiler chicken breeds, housing and slaughter by 2024.
  • Farmer's Fridge — all chicken from GAP certified farms; to support the movement to improve the lives of broiler chickens by continuing to purchase only GAP chicken as the GAP program advances its standards on breed and housing conditions as well as slaughter standards by 2024. See the company’s official statement here [PDF].
  • fresh&co — all chicken and turkey certified by 2021; has made a Better Chicken Commitment.
  • Fresh Thymes Eatery, Marketplace, and Catering — all chicken, beef and pork certified by 2021; has made a Better Chicken Commitment.
  • Honeygrow — all chicken from GAP certified farms with improved standards for broiler chicken breeds, housing and slaughter by 2024.
  • John J. Jeffries — all chicken and beef to be certified by 2019; has made a Better Chicken Commitment. 
  • Just Salad — all chicken from GAP certified farms with improved standards for broiler chicken breeds, housing and slaughter by 2024.
  • Ladle & Leaf — all eggs certified by 2021.
  • Local Kitchen & Wine Bar — all beef, pork, lamb and broiler chickens to be certified by 2021; has made a Better Chicken Commitment.
  • Luna Grill — all chicken from GAP certified farms by 2024; has made a Better Chicken Commitment.
  • The National — all pork certified by 2019.
  • Nourish Sequim — all chicken and lamb certified by 2019; has made a Better Chicken Commitment.
  • Panera Bread — has made a Better Chicken Commitment. 
  • Plant Café Organic — all eggs, turkeys and broiler chickens certified by 2021; has made a Better Chicken Commitment.
  • Sabio on Main — all chicken, duck, beef, lamb and pork by 2021.
  • Saladworks — all chicken, turkey and pork to be certified by 2022; has made a Better Chicken Commitment.
  • Star & Little Star Pizza — all chicken certified by 2018; to be one of the first to support the movement to improve broiler chicken breeds, rearing and slaughter welfare standards by 2020.
  • Sweetgreen — all chicken from Certified Humane or GAP certified farms; has made a Better Chicken Commitment.
  • True Taste Kitchen — all chicken and beef from GAP certified farms and ranches by 2017; has made a Better Chicken Commitment.
  • Zoe's Kitchen — has made the Better Chicken Commitment.

The Better Chicken Commitment is a comprehensive, multi-faceted animal welfare policy to improve broiler chicken breeds, rearing and slaughter welfare standards by 2024. This commitment is endorsed by the ASPCA and many other animal welfare organizations.

Learn more about the ASPCA’s work with companies and farmers.

To find out how your company can get started improving animal welfare in your supply chain, please contact us at: [email protected].