To support the integrity of our program and, in the spirit of full transparency to our stakeholders, we are working with our third-party Certifiers to conduct animal welfare audits remotely. Audits of existing G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified partners as well as new partners would normally be conducted on-site at every farm seeking certification, but the COVID-19 outbreak has led us to allow our independent certifiers to conduct these assessments remotely through alternative mechanisms such as desk audits, with digital proof to support compliance. We are also exploring the use of technology to complete audits and renewals to remotely monitor the animals and their environment.
As always, we remain committed to supporting our partners through these challenging times. If you’re looking for online options for groceries, we ask that you continue to support our farm and brand partners who sell G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified products online and deliver directly to your door. Please click on the brands below to visit their own online stores and vote with your dollars to support producers committed to better animal welfare practices:
G.A.P. BRANDS THAT SHIP DIRECTLY
Remember that these retail outlets also carry G.A.P. Certified products so the next time you’re in the store or online, you can support our partners’ efforts by purchasing items with the G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified label.
If you have any inquiries, the G.A.P. team is available to answer your questions online and via telephone. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (877) 427-5783. We will continue to provide updates as we have them. In the meantime, we hope that you and your families remain healthy, and we thank you for your continued support.