Founded in 2008, Global Animal Partnership (GAP) is a non-profit organization made up of farmers, scientists, retailers, manufacturers, and animal advocates, all collaborating with a common purpose: improving farm animal welfare. GAP is making a difference by creating and managing a comprehensive 5-Step® Welfare Rating Program for farm animals, where farms & ranches are audited every 15 months by an independent third-party. Through our 5-Step® Rating Program and labeled product program, producers and consumers can choose to support a program that continuously improves the lives of farm animals step by step.
Animal Welfare Standards
View our latest 5-Step® Animal Welfare Rating Program animal welfare standards for beef cattle, broiler chickens, pigs, turkey, sheep, goat, bison, and laying hens.LEARN MORE
The 5-Step® Animal Welfare Rating Program
The 5-Step® Animal Welfare Rating Program promotes and facilitates continuous improvement in animal agriculture, encourages welfare-friendly farming practices, and informs consumers about the animal farming systems they choose to support.