Transparency & Accountability

Transparency & Accountability

We are dedicated to ensuring that every member of the public knows how HFAC operates, and our goal is to be the best financial stewards of your contributions.

Annual Reports

Annual reports give us the opportunity to report to you — the people who support us and make our work possible — on our recent achievements. But the work we do far exceeds the capacity of these reports to tell our story.

2019 Annual Report
2018 Annual Report
2017 Annual Report
2016 Annual Report
2015 Annual Report
2014 Annual Report
2013 Annual Report
2012 Annual Report

Humane Farm Animal Care is a Gold-level GuideStar member.

GuideStar Financial Report on Humane Farm Animal Care can be found here.

Meet our Staff, Board & Scientific Committee

The staff, board of directors, and Scientific Committee of Humane Farm Animal Care (HFAC) bring extensive experience in the natural foods industry, animal science, veterinary care, and animal welfare to their work on the Certified Humane Raised & Handled® program.

Reputable Reviews

Many consumer organizations, members of the media, humane organizations, businesses and people like you have confirmed that the Certified Humane® program is the best choice for meat, poultry egg and dairy products from animals raised humanely.

The following quotes are just a small sample of the enthusiastic reaction that the program has garnered. Please visit our News section to read more.

“What’s Truly Cruelty-Free: Look for These Labels and Skip the Rest… [Certified Humane®] standards for animal welfare are more extensive than those required for organics”

– Consumer Reports, Shop Smart

“In theory, a humanely raised animal has been allowed to engage in natural behaviors, has had sufficient space, shelter and gentle handling to limit stress, and eats a healthful diet without added antibiotics or hormones. But unless a third-party (such as Humane Farm Animal Care; has certified such treatment, you have to trust the producer”.


“The [Los Angeles] Board of Animal Services Commissioners, at the recommendation of the Department, voted unanimously to endorse the work of the Humane Farm Animal Care organization in their on-going consumer certification program for food products.”


“A label You can Really Trust”

– Good Housekeeping

“Concerned about treatment of farm animals? Then look for the new Certified Humane label in restaurants and supermarkets.”

– Time Magazine

Named “Most Reliable”

– by Vanity Fair