COMPASSION IN WORLD FARMING INC.

New York City, NY   |  https://www.ciwf.org

Mission

Our mission is to end factory farming.

Ruling year info

2015

Global Chief Executive Officer

Philip Lymbery

Main address

820 2nd Ave Unit 7B

New York City, NY 10017 USA

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EIN

46-1822635

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (D01)

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

Other Services (D60)

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Factory farming is the single biggest cause of animal cruelty on the planet. Billions of chickens, pigs, cows and fish are kept cruelly in sheds, cages, or pens on the world’s factory farms. They live in suffering and pain, unable to express their natural behaviors, until transported in distress to their slaughter. We believe farm animals should not, and need not, suffer, and that we have to bring end to this cruelty. As well as causing animal suffering, factory farming is a major driver of wildlife declines, deforestation, pollution and disease. It is also the single biggest cause of food waste on the planet. Furthermore, by keeping animals caged, crammed, or otherwise confined, factory farming provides the perfect breeding ground for new and more deadly strains of disease to emerge, heightening the threat of future pandemics. Our industrial food and farming system is a big reason why humanity is now facing a climate, nature and health emergency and has to change; time is running out.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Animal Welfare

Changing farm practices that cause animals pain and suffering, by:
-campaigning for legislation to end the use of cages and long-distance live transport.
-persuading food companies to adopt higher-welfare standards across their entire supply chains through proactive engagement, business benchmarking, and incentivizing greater sustainability.
-campaigning to raise awareness and improve the welfare of farmed animals, including fish.

Population(s) Served

Changing consumer attitudes and behaviors and mobilizing a groundswell of public concern, by:
-providing information about farmed animal cruelty and suffering.
-encouraging people to eat more sustainably-grown plant-based alternatives.
-campaigning to improve consumer information with proper food labeling.
-creating a movement that allows people to get involved with ending factory farming.

Population(s) Served

Changing the food system, by:
-demonstrating that ending factory farming is key to environmental sustainability.
-seeking to influence legislation for transformational change away from factory farming toward more sustainable, equitable, and regenerative approaches to food and farming.
-encouraging governmental and corporate policies to reduce meat (including fish), dairy, and egg consumption in favor of alternative proteins such as plant-based and cultured meat from stem-cells.
-publishing research, advocacy, and thought leadership.
-pushing for a UN global agreement to end factory farming in favor of a regenerative food system.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of signatures secured in support of our European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) against caged farming

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of organizations that took part in the latest Ban Live Exports: International Awareness Day

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of views online of #BanLiveExports

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Children and youth

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of animals per year benefitting from the Animal Welfare Label Organization, France’s first animal welfare scheme, rolled out by Compassion, leading retailers, and other NGOs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of emails sent as part of our international campaign for higher animal welfare within fish certification schemes

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of animals set to benefit each year as a result of our food business programs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of animals set to benefit each year as a result of our Good Farm Animal Welfare Awards, which help companies move away from factory farming

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of businesses that committed to go cage free in 2020

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of companies that moved up the ranking system of our Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare partnership project

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of animals set to benefit each year as a result of our Better Chicken Commitments from food businesses

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of good business retailers that allowed Compassion to assess their animal welfare standards and provide feedback to drive future improvements

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of actions taken by Compassion supporters around the world to end animal cruelty

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Children and youth

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of times Compassion’s call to end factory farming was viewed or heard through television, radio and press

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Children and youth

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person),

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our funders,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to identify actionable feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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COMPASSION IN WORLD FARMING INC.

Board of directors
as of 6/15/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Valerie James


Board co-chair

David Madden

Sarah Petrini

E O (Teddy) Bourne

Joyce D'Silva

Jeremy Hayward

Mahi Klosterhalfen

Josphat Ngonyo

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section.

  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 03/02/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/02/2021

Policies and practices developed in partnership with Equity in the Center, a project that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems within the social sector to increase racial equity. Learn more

Data
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.