Animal welfare

The animal welfare icon makes it easier for you to choose those products and services with ease where considerable effort has been made to give animals a better quality of life. In addition, we are keeping our finger on the pulse and looking at how we can systematically continue to improve conditions.

Initiatives regarding animal welfare

Colruyt Group's new welfare chicken: better well-being for broiler chickens

By 2026, chicks will hatch directly in their stalls and we will apply higher animal welfare criteria based on the Better Chicken Commitment.

Animal- and environmentally-friendly eggs

With additional production standards, the ban on cage eggs and the introduction of white and Respeggt eggs, we make our assortment more sustainable.

Responsible use of antibiotics in animals

Through specifications, inspections and monitoring, we carefully follow up on the use of antibiotics in animals reared for our private label meat.

Stunned slaughter and audits at slaughterhouses

Our stores only sell fresh meat and meat preparations from animals that have been stunned before slaughter. Our own and independent checks closely monitor this.

Rabbits from animal-friendly park systems

Colruyt Group is committed to the welfare of meat rabbits. We choose rabbits from animal-friendly park systems in Belgium.

Responsible pork production

Together with our (organic) pig farmers, we make efforts to improve animal welfare. And that’s definitely a win-win.