When dignity means freedom
We view animal welfare policies as an integral part of the principles of sustainability that guide company decisions with regard to production chain development. Working unhypocritically, step by step, towards an essential goal.
Camst recognises that the concept of animal welfare encompasses both the state of physical and mental health and the freedom to express species-specific behaviour.
That is why in 2021 the Group initiated an audit process of its supply chains to investigate how many of its suppliers were already voluntarily committed to a higher level of animal welfare than required by industry regulations. As a result of this activity - which will eventually allow the identification of the most virtuous operators with whom to intensify supply relationships - the company has updated its animal welfare policy, based on respect for the Five Freedoms that are used to define animal welfare conditions.
Egg production chain commitment
On the plate, all eggs look the same, but there are actually major differences. There are now well-established production chains for “barn” eggs, from hens which live on the ground, in spaces where they are free to move around and not
caged as it was in the past.
The constrictive confinement of animals is one of the first practices that Camst has chosen to oppose. It has therefore introduced a process which will eliminate battery poultry farms from the whole egg production chain by 2023, and from that of egg products by 2025. . Year by year, real results have gradually been achieved. For its commitment in this area, Camst in 2017 earned the Good Egg Award from Compassion in world farming (Ciwf), the largest international organisation for farm animal welfare.