As a responsible company, CH&CO GROUP regard the welfare of livestock as a matter of utmost importance. Within our Sourcing Policy* we have defined our standards relating to animal welfare, which are applicable to all suppliers of beef, pork, lamb, poultry across all CH&CO GROUP brands.

As part of our Sourcing Policy we require all suppliers of meat and poultry products to procure material produced from livestock reared in accordance with the Five Freedoms, as developed by the Farm Animal Welfare Council, regardless of country of origin.

This includes;

  • Freedom from Hunger and Thirst - by providing ready access to fresh water and a diet to maintain full health and vigour
  • Freedom from Discomfort - by providing an appropriate environment including shelter and a comfortable resting area
  • Freedom from Pain, Injury or Disease - by prevention or rapid diagnosis and treatment
  • Freedom to Express Normal Behaviour - by providing sufficient space, proper facilities and company of the animal's own kind
  • Freedom from Fear and Distress - by ensuring conditions and treatment which avoid mental and suffering

As a minimum, all meat and poultry purchased by CH&CO Group are from animals reared to meet the legal standards required on animal welfare, as operated in the source country and are Farm Assured.

Our global suppliers are required to comply with recognised EU and global animal welfare standards and are audited accordingly.

All our suppliers provide enhanced options of Red Tractor, RSPCA, Freedom Foods, Free Range Foods