Pilot certification scheme

Animal Transport Certification

Welfare Plus: a pilot certification scheme for livestock transports

On the basis of the scientific criteria defined in the previous steps of the project, a “Welfare Plus“ Certification Scheme for transport companies was developed. This model was tested in 10 transport companies in three different EU countries. Spot checks at 6 CPs were also executed.

Interested livestock transporters had the chance to be involved in the testing of a certification system for good animal welfare during long journey transports by means of receiving the test audit.

The test audit was completely free of charge for participating companies, which had the opportunity to be published as being “Welfare Plus” (publication is voluntary).

How it worked?

The test audit consisted of an office audit and a spot check audit of loading/unloading which were free of charge and carried out by Baltic Control Ltd. during the spring of 2014. In the case of approval according to the pilot scheme “Welfare Plus”, the transporter had the opportunity to have their name published on the project website on a list of audited transporters.

Shortly after the audit was finished, the transporter received a report on the results together with a short questionnaire in order to collect feedback on the transporter’s experience of the audit.

This pilot scheme was subject to specific policy rules for the test audits in the framework of accreditation of certification bodies. Click here for more details.

This is the list of audited “Welfare Plus” transporters and the date of certification:

  • Agro Spedition Aps (livestock transport approval DK-T1-0286) certification on 2 April, 2014
  • Bovi Denmark A/S certification on 16 April, 2014
  • Kreaturhandler K.Å. Lindberg (livestock transport approval DK - T2 - 13347) certification on 29 April, 2014
  • SPF Denmark P/S (livestock transport approval DK - T2 - 12010) certification on 30 April, 2014
  • Viehhandlung KRÜMPEL GmbH (livestock transport approval DE - 055 66 09 5020) certification on 17 June, 2014
  • Transportbedrijf Keus & Mollink BV (livestock transport approval NL 11905) certification on 17 June, 2014
  • Keus & Mollink GmbH (livestock transport approval DE - 055 66 09 - 600 71) certification on 17 June, 2014
  • Henning Klingenberg (livestock transport approval DK - T2 - 12021) certification on 27 June, 2014
  • Dansk Jersey Eksport certification on 15 July, 2014
  • Chr. Rosgaard & Søn (livestock transport approval DK - T2 – 12011) and Rosgaard A/S (livestock transport approval DK - T2 - 12252) certification on 15 August, 2014

How to apply:

Transporters interested in having their transport company certified according to the pilot scheme “Welfare Plus”, please fill in this application form


If you have any questions about this model and its testing please contact Niels Provstgård A/S Baltic Control Ltd., at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.