We always put a lot of thought and care into the food that goes into your basket.
We know that animal welfare is important to you, so we're committed to creating products that have been produced to the highest standards. All fresh, frozen and prepared own-brand meat and poultry products sold under the Co-op brand is produced from livestock reared to strict standards of animal welfare. Working closely with our farmers and suppliers, we support animal welfare through schemes such as Red Tractor, RSPCA Assured and our own stringent standards. All of this means you can enjoy our food, knowing you can trust where it’s come from, farmers are supported and animals are treated properly.
Animal welfare and policies performance
By working closely with our farmers and suppliers, we put a lot of thought and care into the food that goes into our customers’ baskets. Read our standards and performance report to see how we're doing this.Find out more
Co-op is part of the Food Industry Initiative on Antimicrobials which has the stated vision of ‘Retailers, manufacturers, processors and food service companies coming together to promote and support responsible antimicrobial use and action on antimicrobial resistance. The intention of this initiative is to support and engage with existing industry groups working in this area, ensuring work is aligned, avoiding duplication of effort and it has 3 key working groups on Responsible Use, Data and Research & Development. Please see our antibiotics policy in our standards and performance report
Compassion in World Farming – Good Dairy AwardFind out more
Grocer Gold Sustainability Award Finalist – for our Integrated Calf Scheme
Compassion in World Farming – Good Egg AwardFind out more
Business Benchmark Farm Animal Welfare (BBFAW) – awarded Tier 2 status – meaning that Animal welfare is ‘Integral to our Business StrategySee our latest Animal Welfare report