Latest report shows companies continue to make progress on their commitments to source cage-free eggs
24 November 2021
Eurogroup for Animals’ member Compassion in World Farming launched its latest GLOBAL EggTrack report which shows that, despite supply chain disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, companies continue to make progress on their commitments to source cage-free eggs.
According to the 2021 report, 156 of 219 (71%) tracked companies are reporting progress against their cage-free commitments – up from 63% in 2020. Of the 47 companies with global commitments, 26 (55%) reported progress against these commitments, and since last year, an additional 12 companies have expanded their commitments to cover their entire global egg supply.
Highlights from the report:
- Overall, 71% of companies tracked are reporting progress against their cage-free commitments
- 12 companies expanded their commitments to cover their entire global supply including Carrefour, Groupe Holder and Restaurant Brands International
- Two companies – Danone and Hormel Foods – met their global cage-free commitments this year
- Of the 116 companies with European commitments (as part of a regional or global commitment), 84% reported progress
- Two companies – Nestlé and Yum! Brands (for its KFC Western Europe Subsidiary) – met Europe-level commitments in 2021
- 9 companies have recognised the need to eliminate combination systems from their egg supply chains including Barilla, Domino’s, Eurovo and Metro Group
- 13 companies met their country-level commitments within Europe including Aldi Sud (Hofer Italy), Domino’s (Ireland and UK), Greggs plc (UK), and Schwarz Group (Lidl Spain)
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