Four billion meals-a-year business to switch to cage-free eggs

The food and support services business, Compass Group, has become the latest global operator to commit to sourcing 100% cage-free eggs, setting 2025 as its transition target.

“Improving the welfare of farm animals is a key focus for our business and we’ve supported the sourcing of cage-free eggs since 2009,” said Compass Group director of group health, safety and environment, Nicki Crayfourd.

“This commitment marks the next step in our journey and we look forward to continuing to work with partners such as Compassion in World Farming, Humane Society International and The Humane League who provide invaluable support and guidance.”

Compass operates in over 50,000 locations across 50 countries, serving up to four billion meals a year and generating annual revenues of £18 billion.

“Our global supply chain integrity standards give us a robust framework to manage our supply chain and work towards sourcing products in a more sustainable way,” said the company, adding that its “leading position” on animal welfare issues has already been recognised by the Group’s inclusion in Fortune’s Change the World list of 50 companies that have had a positive social impact through activities that are part of their core business strategy.

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