Egg Farmers of Canada (EFC) has won the international Crystal Egg Award for its “outstanding commitment to corporate and social responsibility”.
The award was presented by the International Egg Commission (IEC) at its global leadership conference in Kuala Lumpur, an event attended by egg industry leaders from around the world to discuss global trends and emerging opportunities in the international egg industry.
“We strive to incorporate social responsibility into all aspects of our organisation,” said EFC chairman, Peter Clarke. “Social responsibility is rooted in our traditions as an agricultural industry and the farmers we represent expect no less of their national organisation, because responsibility, integrity and commitment to community are important values in their businesses and lives.”
EFC works with many national and international organisations, including the Breakfast Club of Canada, Food Banks Canada and the International Egg Foundation, regularly supporting social initiatives through substantial product donations, fundraising and volunteering, and always ensuring more people benefit from the essential protein and nutrients in eggs.
“We have the most amazing product, one that’s wholesome, natural and rich in vitamins and protein,” said Mr Clarke. “By helping more people access the immeasurable benefits of the humble egg, and by finding more efficient ways to produce it, we can change lives.”
EFC also said it is committed to a sustainable egg industry through many other initiatives. These include fostering the next generation of leaders through a national young farmer programme, partnership with the Canadian Young Farmers’ Forum, and investing in research to reduce the environmental footprint of the egg farming industry.