NPA is committed to promoting investments that support sustainable development in developing countries across economic, social, and environmental dimensions in a balanced and integrated manner.
As part of our overarching sustainability policy framework, this Animal Welfare Policy delineates our approach to animal welfare, emphasizing its importance within the broader context of global sustainable development and our commitment to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Protecting Animals and Nature:
Our Commitment to Sustainable Development


This policy outlines NPA’s commitment to animal welfare, ensuring that our investments and operations adhere to responsible business conduct that respects and promotes the welfare of animals. Recognizing that animal welfare is intrinsically linked to food security, human health, and environmental sustainability, this policy aims to:

  • Ensure that no animals suffer in our production processes.
  • Prohibit any form of animal testing in our operations.
  • Enhance productivity and economic gains through better animal welfare practices.
  • Open new market opportunities driven by consumer and retailer concerns for animal welfare.
  • Reduce environmental pressures on ecosystems through sustainable animal management practices.


1. Compliance with Legal Standards

NPA will comply with all relevant local, national, and international animal welfare laws and regulations in the countries where we operate.

2. Promotion of Best Practices

NPA commits to promoting and adopting best practices in animal welfare, including those outlined by globally recognized standards and certifications such as the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and the Five Freedoms:

  • Freedom from hunger and thirst.
  • Freedom from discomfort.
  • Freedom from pain, injury, or disease.
  • Freedom to express normal behavior.
  • Freedom from fear and distress.
3. No Suffering and No Animal Testing

NPA guarantees that no animals will suffer in our production processes. We do not conduct, commission, or support animal testing in any part of our operations.

4. Sustainable and Ethical Sourcing

NPA will prioritize sourcing from suppliers and partners who adhere to high animal welfare standards. We will engage with stakeholders across our supply chain to ensure continuous improvement in animal welfare practices.

5. Conservation of Natural Habitats

NPA is proud to hold the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification, which ensures that our paper production practices contribute to the conservation of forests and the protection of animals’ natural habitats. By maintaining and promoting FSC standards, we support biodiversity and ecosystem health, crucial for the welfare of wildlife.



Integration into Business Operations Animal welfare considerations will be integrated into NPA’s investment decision-making processes, operational protocols, and risk management strategies. This ensures that animal welfare is a core component of our sustainable development efforts.

Continuous Improvement

NPA is committed to continuous improvement in animal welfare. We will regularly review and update this policy to reflect evolving standards, scientific advancements, and stakeholder expectations.


NPA’s senior management will be responsible for the implementation of this policy, ensuring that animal welfare is prioritized across all levels of the organization.


NPA recognizes that animal welfare is a critical aspect of sustainable development, intersecting with economic, social, and environmental dimensions. Through this policy, we reaffirm our commitment to responsible business conduct that upholds animal welfare, prohibits animal suffering and testing, contributes to global sustainability efforts, and aligns with the UN SDGs. By fostering a culture of care and respect for animals, we aim to create positive impacts for communities, ecosystems, and economies in the developing countries we serve.

Advancing Sustainable Development:

Upholding Animal Welfare and Environmental Stewardship in Alignment with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals