Development of animal welfare is part of HKScan’s responsibility work. Anna Larsson is based in Sweden and her job is to develop animal welfare on contract farms, during transport and in production units.
What does your job as HKScan’s Animal Welfare Manager include?
I have overall responsibility for the work that HKScan does to promote animal welfare in Sweden. My job is to support the whole chain, including our contract farms, transport and production units. I also draw up longer-term plans on where we will be in terms of animal welfare in 5-10 years' time.
Why do we need Animal Welfare Manager?
Animal welfare is important not only for us, but also for farmers, customers and consumers. In my role, I coordinate and monitor animal welfare across the chain. While we have already found many solutions to support animal welfare, we are still aiming to do better.
Are there Welfare Managers in other companies in the sector in Sweden?
We are the first, and so far, the only Swedish company that has a specific position for this kind of work.
How do you learn new things and contribute to the development of the sector?
I’m involved in various networks where I learn new things and can contribute to the further development of the Swedish meat industry.
What’s the best part of your job?
Variety of work, my network and the fact that I have the privilege to work in what I am passionate about - animals and animal care!