Humane Farm Animal Care (HFAC) is an international non-profit certification organization dedicated to improving the lives of farm animals in food production from birth through slaughter. The goal of the program is to improve the lives of farm animals by driving consumer demand for kinder and more responsible farm animal practices. When you see the Certified Humane Raised and Handled® label you can be assured that the food products have come from facilities that meet precise, objective standards for farm animal treatment.
Global Animal Partnership
Global Animal Partnership is a non-profit organization dedicated to continuously improving farm animal welfare around the world. The program is made up of an alliance of producers, retailers and animal advocates and scientists who create strict standards to facilitate the continuous improvement of farm animal welfare and empower consumers to make informed purchasing decisions through their 5-Step Animal Welfare Rating. To read more about GAP’s multi-tiered and species specific animal welfare standards, click here. When you see the GAP 5-Step Animal Welfare Rating labels, you can be assured that the farmers and ranchers under the program must focus intently on the welfare of their animals, meet comprehensive standards and be subject to third party audits. Partnering with GAP allows us to maintain our commitment to transparent and ethical sourcing practices, while encouraging and supporting farmers and ranchers who are doing things the right way.
Ocean Wise is a Vancouver Aquarium conservation program created to educate and empower consumers and suppliers to make ocean-friendly seafood choices. This program sets strict standards related to species, method of catch and other criteria aimed at minimizing the environmental impact of fishing.
The Monteray Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch program provides recommendations that help businesses and consumers make seafood choices that protect ocean life and habitats. Seafood Watch assesses the sustainability of fisheries by compiling relevant science-based information that can be evaluated against its strict sustainability criteria. These criteria are based on governmental reports, scientific journals and white papers, which are compiled and thoroughly reviewed by a panel of scientists.
TerraCycle is an international upcycling and recycling company that collects difficult-to-recycle packaging and products and repurposes the material into affordable, innovative products. It works with more than 100 major brands in the U.S. and 22 countries overseas to collect used packaging and products that would otherwise be destined for landfills. It repurposes that waste into new, innovative materials and products that are available online and through major retailers.