Compassion in World Farming (CIWF), a non-governmental organisation, chose Cascina Triulza, the Civil Society Pavilion at EXPO2105, to present awards to Italian companies for their commitment and achievements.
CIWF has a long history of finding and honouring companies involved in breeding animals, which follow standards and quality assurance methodologies on farms and which ensure the highest degree of animal welfare.
The livestock and animal products industry is often accused of paying attention only to cost control and efficiency in the production time of the supply chain. CIWF has therefore chosen
to identify and reward those companies who combine the demands of business with attention to quality standards for the lives of farm animals. CIWF also aims to encourage distributors to use suppliers who are committed to ensuring high levels of attention to these issues.
“These Awards are often the result of a corporate commitment that lasts for years. It is extremely motivating for CIWF to recognize the efforts made and reward the results,” said Elisa White, head of the Food Sector for CIWF Italy. “For large Italian companies with an international reputation, the advantage of making a commitment to improving the husbandry standards in their supply chains is clear. The importance of animal welfare in food production is becoming increasingly important in our country. The first important steps in sensitive sectors, such as that of pigs, have been taken. But there are still many opportunities for growth and collaboration in all sectors.”
On June 9, Ferrero was awarded the Good Egg Award at the Milan Expo for their decision to only use eggs from free-range hens. Valverde received the Good Chicken Award for its high standards regarding the rearing of poultry. Fumagalli Food Industry , a leading Italian company in the production of pork products earned an Honourable Mention in the Good Pig Award, recognising our commitment to improving the welfare of sows in the supply chain. We no longer use feeding cages and provide straw to make the animals feel comfortable.