Following the practices and values of Johnsonville, LLC, we are committed to the well-being of our animals. It is our moral and ethical obligation to ensure our animals are treated in accordance with industry animal welfare and husbandry guidelines at all times, including the most humane handling of our animals. We will not tolerate or defend any actions that don't support this philosophy.
We demonstrate our continuing commitment to animal welfare through actions we take in allocating resources towards maintenance of equipment and facilities as well as education we provide to our employees.
We are committed to and support the Pork Quality Assurance Plus (PQA Plus) and Transportation Quality Assurance (TQA) programs defined by industry. This is validated by our sourcing methodology and expectations which include only producers that are certified in and adhere to the principles of these programs.
We also continue to invest in research to further understand, validate and improve the steps we take to ensure the well-being of our animals. This includes work with leading academic centers, such as the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and the University of Pennsylvania. We are currently engaged in researching science-based methods to measure, track and continue to improve well-being throughout the lives of our animals.
We also actively participate in industry boards and consortia as part of our deep engagement and commitment to animal welfare.