Blue Apron is committed to the humane treatment of animals raised for meat and poultry and providing our customers with high-quality ingredients that they can feel good about.
At the core of our Animal Welfare Policy is the Five Freedoms, a set of principles adopted by the World Organization for Animal Health that seeks to ensure the physical and mental well-being of animals under human control. The Five Freedoms are:
- Freedom from hunger, malnutrition and thirst
- Freedom from fear and distress
- Freedom from physical and thermal discomfort
- Freedom from pain, injury and disease
- Freedom to express normal patterns of behavior
We aspire to the Five Freedoms and animals’ physical and mental well-being by prioritizing enriched environments, pasture-based farming and other means of allowing animals to exhibit their natural behaviors in all of our meat and egg sourcing.
We also recognize that on their own, the Five Freedoms do not guarantee improved farm animal welfare. That’s why we’ve decided to align our animal welfare goals with recognized animal welfare certifications such as Certified Humane Raised and Handled ® and Global Animal Partnership. At Blue Apron, we’re committed to transparency and want our customers to be confident knowing what goes into their boxes. These animal welfare certifications required third-party, on-farm inspections, so you can trust that animals were raised according to science-based standards for improved animal welfare.
For more details about our policy, please visit: https://blog.blueapron.com/blue-aprons-animal-welfare-policy/