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Sodexo to ban caged-hen eggs by 2025

Sodexo announces it will source only cage free eggs, both shell and liquid, worldwide by 2025

Posted by Hannah Oakman | July 28, 2016 | Catering & hospitality

The commitment marks a major step forward in the animal welfare strategy of the Group.

“Our objective is to work collaboratively with our partners to support and contribute to the progressive transformation of the whole industry” said Michel Franceschi, Sodexo Group SVP Supply Management.

Sodexo will take advice at the international level from specialized NGO partners Compassion in World Farming, Humane Society International, and The Humane League to define and implement an action plan to ensure the company and its suppliers can achieve this goal within the next nine years.

Neil Barrett, Sodexo Group SVP Sustainable Development, said: “For a company like Sodexo, which sources approximately a quarter of a billion shell eggs worldwide on an annual basis, addressing animal welfare is a significant undertaking, due to the complexities of our supply chain and differences in agriculture practices around the world.”

Sodexo in Belgium has been sourcing 100% cage free eggs since 2008, while Sodexo in Austria, Germany and Switzerland have been sourcing 100% cage free eggs since 2015.

Sodexo in North America has switched to cage free shell eggs in 2015 and is committed to source all liquid eggs solely from cage-free hens by the end of 2020.



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