A DECADE OF IMPACT

76

FARMS

IN OUR PROGRAM’S
PILOT LAUNCH

148

MILLION

ANIMALS CERTIFIED
ANNUALLY

290

MILLION

ANIMALS CERTIFIED
ANNUALLY

416

MILLION

ANIMALS CERTIFIED
ANNUALLY

OUR IMPACT BY THE NUMBERS

Our Impact: Partner Countries

7

PARTNER
COUNTRIES

Our Impact: Species Standards

100

STANDARDS
PER SPECIES

Our Impact: Retail Outlets

5,000

CARRYING
OUTLETS

Our Impact - Products Certified

1,200

CERTIFIED
PRODUCTS

We are proud of what we’ve accomplished since we were established in 2008. Our goal is to continue to impact the lives of animals everyday. Being GAP certified means the animals have:

MORE SPACE

A SAFE & ENRICHED ENVIRONMENT

ACCESS TO PASTURE OR OUTDOORS

(STEPS 3 & ABOVE)

A HEALTHY, VEGETARIAN DIET

(NO ANIMAL BY-PRODUCTS)

NO ADDED HORMONES OR ANTIBIOTICS

LEADING THE WAY

GAP has blazed a trail to new agricultural thinking and a new approach to farm animal welfare. Our leadership in the following areas illustrates our commitment to furthering our mission of more humane animal treatment and a sustainable environment.

MOVING ANIMALS OUT OF FEEDLOTS

From 2012 to 2018 the percentage of certified cattle that are finished on pasture instead of in feedlots has risen from:

47%→78%

THE BETTER CHICKEN WELFARE INITIATIVE

Because the majority of animals certified under the GAP program are chickens, GAP formed an initiative with partners to bring thought leadership to the way poultry is raised. Compass USA was the first to commit to sourcing 100% GAP certified chicken by 2024.

THE UNIVERSITY OF GUELPH CHICKEN STUDY

As an extension of the Better Chicken Welfare Initiative, GAP helped fund this first-of-its-kind study assessing different breeds of broiler chickens to determine key factors in assessing the welfare of different genetics.