Animal Welfare

Our commitment to Animal Welfare

Our customers trust us to do the right thing when it comes to animal welfare. Increasingly, customers want to know where their food comes from and have confidence that farm animals have been ethically treated within the supply chain.

At Greggs, we are highly committed to driving positive change across our supply chain and introduced the Greggs Farm Animal Welfare policy in 2015 which we based on existing legislation, the five freedoms and recognised farm animal welfare schemes. Our suppliers are all familiar with our Farm Animal Welfare policy and we regularly review our work in this area. 

We take great care to ensure that the animal products used in our recipes, such as meat, fish, eggs and dairy are produced and delivered in a way that avoids the abuse or exploitation of animals. For example, we only buy free range whole eggs and we are proud to have received the Good Egg award from Compassion in World Farming (CiWF) as a result. Our wild caught Skipjack tuna is caught by pole and line fishing or by using methods without any Fish Aggregating Devices (known as FADs) and we source all of our prawns from MSC certified sustainable sources.

We measure our progress against the Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare (BBFAW) which is the leading global measure of company performance on farm animal welfare. As a result of our continuous commitment and approach, we are proud to have moved our rating from tier 5 to tier 2 over the last three years and be acknowledged by BBFAW for our leadership on farm animal welfare.

Click here to read our full Farm Animal Welfare Strategy (2017).