HELP farmers thrive and enable employees to prosper.
PROMOTE animal welfare, safety, and health.
PROVIDE easy access to healthy and delicious food.
Our Commitment to Sustainability
SVO and its partner farmers practice sustainability at all levels. Our farmers renovate older chicken houses rather than constantly rebuilding. They operate their farms in accordance with the Clean Water Act, and their organic farming methods protect the environment, rather than exploit it. One at the processing plant, SVO chicken is never packaged in styrofoam. In fact, all SVO packaging is recyclable! Read more about our healthy farming practices below.
USDA ORGANIC indicates that food or other agricultural products have been produced through approved methods. The organic standards describe the specific requirements that must be verified by a USDA-accredited certifying agent before products can be labeled USDA organic. Chickens must be fed CERTIFIED ORGANIC FEED for their entire lives.
Organic feed cannot contain animal by-products, antibiotics or genetically engineered grains, and cannot be grown using persistent pesticides or chemical fertilizers. Chickens must also have guaranteed outside access.
A CERTIFIED HUMANE label assures the consumer that the animal has been raised in a healthy and low-stress environment necessary for a good quality of life.
ACCESS TO SHELTER - Our chickens have constant access to shelter, food, and water.
NATURALLY FED - Chickens under Certified Humane treatment are fed a diet free from growth hormones and antibiotics.
FLOCK CONDITIONS - Flock conditions (densities, handling, loading, transport, etc) are handled within the Humane guidelines.
MINIMAL STRESS & PAIN - Our chickens are slaughtered according to strict humane procedures to guarantee that the birds are subjected to the least amount of stress and pain as possible.
The NON-GMO PROJECT is a non-profit organization committed to preserving and expanding the non-GMO food supply, educating consumers, and providing verified non-GMO choices. We believe that everyone deserves an informed choice about whether or not to consume genetically modified organisms.
The 5-STEP® ANIMAL WELFARE RATING PROGRAM promotes and facilitates continuous improvements in animal agriculture, encourages farming practices that promote animal welfare, and informs consumers about the animal farming systems they choose to support.
Provides TRANSPARENCY for consumers on animal farming systems.
ENCOURAGES AND SUPPORTS farmers and ranchers to move up the animal welfare ladder.
Recognizes farmers and ranchers for their COMMITMENT to animal welfare practices.