Global Animal Partnership, an international, nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable organization founded in 2008, brings together farmers, scientists, ranchers, retailers, and animal welfare advocacy organizations—a diverse group with the common commitment to continually improve the lives of farm animals.

Our program, the 5-Step Animal Welfare Rating Standards, recognizes the welfare practices of producers who are certified by authorized, independent third parties; promotes continuous improvement through its unique, multi-tiered design; enables retailers to have a selection of animal welfare labeled products for their customers; and better informs consumers about the way animals are raised.

We’re very honored to share that in these early years, our 5-Step initiative has fast become the leading animal welfare rating certification program in North America, and we are already engaging new retail partners, both restaurants and grocers, to join our program.

Meet the people behind Global Animal Partnership and take an inside look into our organization to learn how and why we have come together to promote continuous improvement in animal agriculture.