Animal Welfare

Animals should be treated with care and respect, so we’re constantly working to raise welfare standards. From giving pigs happier lives through improved farming methods, to ensuring that our own-label cosmetics meet the Humane Cosmetics Standard (HCS), and increasing our range of RSPCA Assured products, which meet strict RSPCA welfare guidelines.

Pigs outside

Shopping with animal welfare in mind

We offer the widest range of higher welfare foods and cosmetics of any UK retailer. These include:

  • Woodland eggs and chickens, which have the freedom to roam in a natural woodland environment
  • Free-range eggs. None of the eggs we sell ever come from birds in cages.
  • Our expanding RSPCA Assured range which meets strict RSPCA welfare standards and monitoring, includes:
  • Chicken
  • Turkey
  • Pork
  • Sausages
  • Veal
  • Eggs
  • Salmon

All Sainsbury’s cosmetics and toiletries are free from animal testing. That goes for both the products themselves and their ingredients.

Farmed salmon

12 Free Range Woodland Eggs

Our Woodland eggs are laid by hens which are free to roam. Every time you buy a dozen we donate 1p to the Woodland Trust in support of Britain’s native woods and wildlife.

Chickens in a field

We’re really proud to be the UK’s biggest seller of RSPCA Assured products – over 368 food lines that meet welfare standards designed by the RSPCA.

 Here’s how we’re doing it…

Animal welfare infographic

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