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:

August 2021: Natural Grocers – Great news for chickens! National retailer Natural Grocers just made the Better Chicken Commitment, which addresses the main sources of suffering for animals. Read more about their impactful policy here

August 2021: Giant Eagle – BIG news for chickens! The retailer Giant Eagle has made an incredible step by committing to the Better Chicken Commitment for their Nature’s Basket line, ensuring a much more humane life for animals. Giant Eagle is the first mainstream retailer to make this progressive step for a more humane world! Read more about this announcement here.

August 2021: Tribal Acres – Located in Davenport, Florida, Tribal Acres just made a commitment to pigs and cows! Tribal Acres is pursuing a welfare certification for beef and pork by 2022.

August 2021: Home Place Pastures – Making progress for animals! Home Place Pastures just filfilled their commitment for cows. See more here

July 2021: Eat The 80 – Based in Florida, Eat The 80 just made a huge commitment for chickens, cows, pigs, and turkeys! By 2024, all products containing beef, chicken, pork, turkey, and eggs will be certified by a meaningful animal welfare certification. Additionally, Eat The 80 is also joining the nationwide movement to improve the lives of chickens! 

July 2021: Iconic Protein – Great news for dairy cows! Iconic Protein has fulfilled their commitment for all their dairy products. They are the only protein shake that is Animal Welfare Approved on Shop With Your Heart! 

July 2021: Nugget's Healthy Eats – Just in! Pet food company Nugget's Healthy Eats has committed to giving turkeys a better life. In addition, they also fulfilled their commitment to chickens!


Brands & Producers

Distributors

Retailers

  • Giant Eagle — Has made the Better Chicken Commitment for Nature's Basket line. 
  • Natural Grocers — Has made the Better Chicken Commitment.
  • 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; has made the Better Chicken Commitment.
  • 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]