(MONTRÉAL, June 1, 2015) – Saputo Inc. (“Saputo”) (TSX: SAP), one of the leading dairy processors in the world, announced today the implementation of a progressive Animal Welfare Policy and recent agreements concluded with the University of Guelph (Canada) and the University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA). Through these initiatives, Saputo reinforces its commitment to bringing industry leaders and dairy farmers together to improve animal care.
The Saputo Animal Welfare Policy is based on core principles and scientific evidence. It was developed through extensive consultations with customers, dairy producers, veterinarians, governmental authorities, universities and other industry stakeholders across the Saputo value chain. The Policy was created by Saputo’s key leaders and its newly appointed Director of Animal Welfare, Dr. Warren Skippon, formerly of the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association
Key elements of the Policy include: