Improving the lives of farm animals Step by Step

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Global Animal Partnership is an international, nonprofit, charitable organization founded in 2008, bringing together farmers and ranchers, animal welfare advocacy organizations, scientists, and retailers. This diverse group has a common commitment to continually improve the lives of farm animals.

The 5-Step® Animal Welfare Rating Program recognizes the welfare practices of producers who are certified by, independent third-party certifiers; promotes continuous improvement through its unique, multi-tiered design; enables retailers and foodservice channels to market a selection of animal welfare labeled products; and informs consumers about the way animals are raised. We’re very honored to be recognized as one of the leading animal welfare rating certification programs in North America! As one of the leading animal welfare rating certification programs in North America, we’re actively engaging new retail and foodservice partners to join our Program.

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Our History

Learn about the origins of Global Animal Partnership and The 5-Step® Animal Welfare Rating Program.

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Meet The Team

Meet our amazing and diverse team who bring ideas, collaboration and innovation to make it all possible!

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Latest News

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FAQs

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As an informed consumer, company, brand, farmer, or rancher, you can change the face of animal agriculture. Join us in shifting the food industry to be more animal welfare conscious and GAP 5-Step Rated.

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