M&S will pay more to welfare-friendly dairymen

June 2007
Farmers Weekly;6/22/2007, Vol. 146 Issue 25, p20
Trade Publication
The article reports on the plan of retailer Marks & Spencer to pay over 25 pence per liter to its most welfare-friendly dairy farmers in Great Britain. With the company's Price Pledge program, farmers are compensated based on a transparent formula that concerns factors such as dairy commodity prices. The scheme involves the company's environmental, welfare and social bonus in which extra payment is accounted for based on the suppliers' approach to animal welfare, environmental and social standards.


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