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ISO Animal Welfare Standards

At Validus we recognize the importance of objective third-party audits and recognized industry standards, it’s our business! For that very reason the International Organization for Standardization, or ISO, has been working to create a technical specification that can be implemented locally yet recognized globally.

As an ISO 9001 certified and ISO 17065 accredited company with experience in standards verification and certification, Validus has taken an active role in participating in the ISO Technical Committee that has been responsible for the development and review of these international animal welfare management requirements.  Relying heavily on the World Organization for Health’s Terrestrial Animal Health Code (OIE TAHC), the proposed ISO requirements are being developed through the collaboration of the agricultural industries, animal welfare organizations, consultants, and auditing bodies of nations around the globe.