Membership in the International Poultry Welfare Alliance demonstrates your commitment to the continuous improvement of poultry welfare. Membership provides an opportunity to engage with stakeholders throughout the poultry and egg value chain and to contribute to the ongoing dialogue and improvement of poultry welfare.


The IPWA is a multi-stakeholder initiative created to advance, promote and communicate continuous welfare improvement in the poultry and egg value chain. The IPWA achieves this through the direction, innovation, commitment and partnership of its members as they demonstrate their commitment to continuously improving the welfare of poultry. Membership also provides an opportunity to connect with leaders throughout the poultry and egg value chain to influence the dialogue of poultry welfare and contribute to the long-term viability of the poultry and egg industry.


Members are required to adhere to U.S. anti-trust laws and must support and advocate for all elements of the Vision and Mission of the International Poultry Welfare Alliance. Members must demonstrate their desire and ability to engage in constructive dialogue in furtherance of the IPWA's goals. Members are responsible for ensuring that their commitment to the objectives of the IPWA are substantiated by adequate financial and personnel resources within their organization, noting that the IPWA supports engagement from differing perspectives where constructive conflict is welcomed as long as it is in furtherance of the organization's Vision and Mission. Specific membership responsibilities include:

  • Support and publicly advocate for all elements of the Vision, Mission and work of IPWA
  • Support and contribute to the outcomes of the working groups
  • Provide leadership in and from your area in the poultry and value chain
  • Be a member of one of the five identified poultry and egg value chain constituencies
  • Pay annual membership dues. (Oct. 1 - Sept. 30 fiscal year.)


To apply to become a member of the International Poultry Welfare Alliance, please complete the online application. Membership in IPWA also constitutes membership in the U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Poultry & Eggs and vice versa.

New Membership - Online Membership Application

Or click here to download the membership application and return to:

Ryan Bennett, executive director
c/o International Poultry Welfare Alliance
1530 Cooledge Road
Tucker, GA 30084 USA

Thank you for your interest in joining the International Poultry Welfare Alliance. To process your application, please submit this completed membership application to the IPWA Administrator, who shall review the application for completeness and submit to the Membership Committee for review and follow up. Upon receipt, applications will be reviewed in accordance with the guiding principles and guidelines for membership acceptance. Applications that meet the necessary requirements will then be sent to the Board of Directors for further evaluation and consideration along with any accompanying recommendations made by the Membership Committee. Please note that while the IPWA will make every attempt to review and respond to each member application within 30 calendar days of submission, the IPWA makes no commitment regarding the amount of time needed to review an application. The Board of Directors will vote to accept or reject an applicant organization based upon the organization's commitment to poultry welfare and validity of stakeholder admission requirements. Subsequently, prospective members will receive notification from the IPWA Administrator regarding the determination of their application. Correspondingly, accepted members will receive an IPWA Membership Letter of Agreement confirming their commitment as well as a dues invoice to process their membership. For questions or additional information, please contact the IPWA Administrator at


  Revenue < $1M Revenue $1 - $5M Revenue $5 - $25M Revenue >$25M
Livestock Production Stakeholders
(Individual Farmer) $500 N/A N/A N/A
(Poultry Producers, Poultry Breeders,
Integrated Companies & Poultry Processors)
$1,000 $5,000 $7,500 $10,000
(Grocery, Restaurant, Retail Trade
Organizations, Food Service)
$1,000 $5,000 $7,500 $10,000
(Equipment, Tech/Service, Pharma) $1,000 $5,000 $7,500 $10,000
(University, Private Research
$1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000
Civil Society & Associations
(Animal Welfare Organizations,
Non-Profit Agriculture Foundations,
Poultry Associations)
$1,000 $2,500 $2,500 $5,000
Non-Voting / Observing Members
(Government, NGO [non-animal welfare focus]) $1,000 N/A N/A N/A
(Individuals) $500 N/A N/A N/A

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