Sourcing policies remain a major focus of corporate sustainability efforts. Animal care is a key tenet of food policy decisions along with environmental stewardship, worker concerns, food safety, community relations and human health. This means topics such as animal housing, health, handling and care are no longer just the concerns of farmers.

Food brands have evolved their approaches to animal care over time, and the pandemic has further altered the path of these policies. For a look at the big picture, read more in our latest Focus Feature.

Animal Care topics by species, 2013-2020