For basic ethical reasons and to ensure only the best quality meat, the BIGARD Group believes animal welfare is of the utmost importance.
our daily commitment
Animal welfare, an ethical issue
Our best-practices inspections begin in the field, in collaboration with the farmers. Next come inspections of the animals’ transport conditions and duration.
When they arrive at the lairage, special measures have already been taken to optimise their comfort (unlimited water, suitable spaces).
They are also inspected by an animal welfare officer who has been trained to spare the animals avoidable stress and suffering.
For more than 5 years, all the operators (700 people) who come in contact with the animals in our 28 abattoirs are Animal Welfare certified. We also have 68 Animal Welfare Officers, trained and certified by the state.
Performance indicators of
the Animal Welfare Program
of operators in contact with live animals have official certification of their skills awarded upon the completion of training
operators trained and qualified by the BIGARD École des Métiers since its accreditation
AWOs (Animal Welfare Officers) in the BIGARD Group (a minimum of 2 per site)
veterinarians in the
of BIGARD Group abattoirs
audited without prior notice
by an independent third party
Average score obtained
by the BIGARD Group
during audits in 2018