Good Practice Note: Improving Animal Welfare in Livestock Operations

29 pages | © December 2014 IFC | Complimentary


Good Practice Note: Improving Animal Welfare in Livestock OperationsThis Good Practice Note contributes to IFC's continued commitment to supporting clients in a responsible and forward-looking approach to traditional livestock production (dairy, beef, broiler chickens, layer chickens, pigs, and ducks) and aquaculture in intensive and extensive systems to, among other things, help producers access and maintain entry to high quality and value market segments.


This Note describes a range of animal welfare good practice and complements IFC's Performance Standards on Environmental and Social Sustainability (2012), in particular animal husbandry requirements for IFC clients as reflected in Performance Standard 6: Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Management of Living Natural Resources. The Note also describes IFC's approach to animal welfare, including details on IFC's approach to due diligence.


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