|Name of Company||Type of Commitment||Hens||Commitment||Information|
|Rewe||The REWE Group has set a goal of ending the sale of caged eggs (fresh eggs) in all its foreign companies by 2025 at the latest||15918518.52||https://www.rewe-group.com/en/nachhaltigkeit/gruene-produkte/tierwohl-bei-der-rewe-group||Fresh eggs only - They will still sell caged eggs in processed foods. So their own brand products could still contain caged eggs.|
|Lidl||Committed to sourcing only cage-free eggs & using only cage-free eggs, both as whole shell eggs and as product ingredients within their entire own-brand product range by 2025.||14974814.81||https://www.abettertomorrow-lidl.ie/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Position-Paper-on-the-Sustainable-Sourcing-of-Eggs.pdf|
|Casino Group||All French banners of the group have committed to stop selling eggs from caged hens by 2020 and in their own brand products in their Brazilian stores by 2025.||14542222.22||https://www.groupe-casino.fr/en/commitments/produce-better/casino-group-policy-for-animal-welfare/|
They have locations in Colombia, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and the Indian Ocean - this commitment might not cover all of these locations.
|Aldi Süd||We are committed to sourcing 100% of our shell eggs from cage-free supply chains by 2025 at the latest.||6617592.593||https://cr.aldisouthgroup.com/sites/default/files/downloads/ALDI%20SOUTH%20Group_International%20Position%20Statement%20on%20Animal%20Welfare_v2%20%281%29%20%281%29.pdf||Shell eggs only - will still sell caged eggs in liquid and processed foods. So their own brand products could still contain caged eggs.|
|Aldi Nord||(They have already committed to cage-free shell eggs since 2004) Will refrain from using any eggs from hens reared in battery cages and small-group housing systems in 100% of our processed egg products with a significant egg content by 2021 at the latest.||6277962.963||https://www.aldi-nord.de/content/dam/aldi/germany/bewusst-einkaufen/nachhaltigkeit/tierwohl/tierwohl-einkaufspolitik/ALDI_North_Germany_National_Animal_Welfare_Purchasing_Policy.pdf.res/1501848742835/ALDI_North_Germany_National_Animal_Welfare_Purchasing_Policy.pdf||Significant egg content - what does this mean? They seem to have left a lot of wiggle room.|
|Tesco||Stop sourcing eggs from caged hens by 2025||5185185.185||https://www.tescoplc.com/news/news-releases/2016/tesco-to-stop-selling-caged-eggs/|
|Huevos Guillén||Produce 100% eggs from cage-free systems by the year 2025||5000000||http://www.huevosguillen.com/compromiso_2025/|
|Carrefour||All Carrefour-brand eggs in France will be produced using cage-free systems by 2020. Carrefour will work closely with its suppliers to extend this approach to all eggs by 2025.||3546264.785||http://www.carrefour.com/providing-support-to-our-partners/all-carrefour-eggs-from-cage-free-hens|
|Carrefour Brasil||By 2025 all eggs from Carrefour's own brands will be produced from a cage-free system. In collaboration with the egg producers in the country, the company will invite its suppliers from several brands to integrate this commitment, meaning that, from 2028, 100% of the eggs marketed by Carrefour come from the free system of cages.||3339259.259||https://www.maxpress.com.br/Conteudo/1,956875,Carrefour_se_compromete_com_comercializacao_exclusiva_de_ovos_em_sistema_livre_de_gaiolas_no_Brasil,956875,4.htm|
|Kaufland||Cage-free in every country in which they are established.||2592592.593||https://albertschweitzerfoundation.org/campaigns/ending-use-battery-cages||Couldn't find official statement from Kaufland.|
|Walmart (+ Sam's Club)||To transition to a 100% cage-free egg supply chain by 2025||41218637.99||http://news.walmart.com/news-archive/2016/04/05/walmart-us-announces-transition-to-cage-free-egg-supply-chain-by-2025||"Based on available supply, affordability and customer demand by 2025"|
Kroger (+ Fred Meyer, Harris Teeter, Ralphs, Smith's )
|To transition to a 100% cage-free egg supply chain by 2025||14129032.26||http://sustainability.kroger.com/about-this-report-2020-sustainability-goals-update.html|
|Unified Grocers||To transition to 100% cage-free egg procurement by the end of 2025||12473118.28||http://www.unifiedgrocers.com/EN/AboutUs/Documents/CAGE%20FREE%20EGGS%20UNIFIED%20GROCERS%20STATEMENT.MAR%2024%202017.FINAL.pdf|
Albertsons (+ Safeway, Vons, Jewel-Osco, Acme)
|Sourcing only cage-free eggs for its store operations by 2025||11014336.92||http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/albertsons-companies-sets-goal-for-cage-free-eggs-by-2025-300228385.html||"Based on available supply"|
Ahold Delhaize (Giant, Food Lion, Hannaford, Stop & Shop, Martin's, bfresh)
|To reach a 100% cage-free shell egg assortment by 2025||10989247.31||http://newsroom.foodlion.com/press-release/business-brand/delhaize-america-announces-commitment-sell-cage-free-eggs-2025||"Based on available supply, affordability and customer demand"|
|Costco||To procure cage‐free eggs and continue to increase the percentage of cage-free eggs its sells worldwide||10394265.23||http://www.costco.com/sustainability-animal-welfare.html|
No public timeline and doesn't say anywhere that they aim to be 100% cage-free, just that they wish to increase the percentage of cage-free eggs.
|McDonald's||(In 2015) To fully transition to cage-free eggs for its nearly 16,000 restaurants in the U.S. and Canada over the next 10 years||7168458.781||https://news.mcdonalds.com/stories/using-our-scale-for-good-details/mcdonalds-fully-transition-cage-free-eggs-all-restaurants-us-and|
|Target||Working toward a 100 percent cage-free shell egg assortment by 2025||5698924.731||https://corporate.target.com/corporate-responsibility/responsible-sourcing||"Based on available supply"|
Publix (+ Publix Sabor, Publix Greenwise Market)
|To sell exclusively cage-free eggs by 2026||5660215.054||https://corporate.publix.com/about-publix/publix-faq/position-statements||"While meeting customer demand, remaining affordable and maintaining animal health and safety"|
|Sysco||Toward a goal of sourcing only cage-free eggs by 2026||4573476.703||http://sustainability.sysco.com/supplying-food-responsibly/sourcing-food-responsibly/animal-welfare.php||"Dependent upon available supply, affordability and customer demand"|
|Subway||Subway has committed to implementing the following changes by 2024:|
- Source only chicken breeds that are approved by the Global Animal Partnership (GAP) as having higher welfare outcomes
- Source only chickens that are given more space, per GAP’s standards
- Ensure all chickens sourced have an improved environment, including litter, lighting and enrichment, per GAP’s standards
- Source only chickens that are more humanely processed, through a multi-step, controlled-atmosphere system
|Burger King||(By 2024) Move to chickens bred to have fewer health problems, more space for birds to move around, better lighting, improved litter quality and enrichments like perches so the chickens can express more of their natural behaviors.||71500000||https://www.worldanimalprotection.us/news/burger-king-and-tim-hortons-commit-improved-chicken-welfare|
|General Mills (US)||General Mills will work to transition 100 percent of the broiler chicken we buy in the U.S. to meet a higher standard of animal welfare by 2024. The broiler chickens we buy will be raised with:|
- More space (a stocking density of 6 lbs/ft² or less)
- Enriched environments, including litter, lighting, and enrichment that meets the Global Animal Partnership (GAP) new standards
Also, by 2024, we will use only breeds accepted by GAP or RSPCA and processed using multi-step controlled atmospheric stunning. We will ask suppliers to demonstrate compliance through certification or third-party auditing.
|Unilever (North America)||In the US and Canada, where Knorr makes up most of Unilever’s North America broiler chicken volume, Knorr announced a 2024 target to source 100% of the broiler chicken in its supply chain for US and Canada products to the following requirements:|
- Transition to strains of birds approved by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) or Global Animal Partnership (GAP) based on measurably improved welfare outcomes.
- Reduce stocking density to a maximum of 6 lbs./sq. foot and prohibit broiler cages.
- Provide birds enriched environments including litter, lighting, and enrichment that meets GAP’s new standards.
- Process broiler chickens in a manner that avoids pre-stun handling and instead utilizes a multi-step controlled- atmosphere processing system that induces an irreversible stun.
- Demonstrate compliance with the above standards via third-party auditing.
Additionally, in line with Knorr’s existing global higher animal welfare standard, Knorr will also require that broiler chickens have access to natural light.
|50000000||https://www.learnaboutmyfood.com/ingredients/knorr-animal-welfare-commitment.html||"While Knorr makes up most of Unilever’s North America broiler chicken volume, Unilever will source the remainder of the broiler chicken it uses for other US and Canada products to the above higher animal welfare standards" - weak commitment from Unilever (North America) outside of Knorr to also adhere to these standards for broiler chickens, but no official statement made by Unilever (North America) as a whole.|
|Sonic Drive In||Only sourcing chicken for SONIC menu items raised in ways that meet standards set by the Global Animal Partnership (GAP) by 2024. Breeds approved under the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) will also be allowable. And, auditing via a third party will ensure compliance with the GAP standards.||43900000||https://corporate.sonicdrivein.com/animal-welfare/|
|Chipotle||Chipotle will work to achieve the following goals by 2024 or sooner:|
- Improved breeding. Transition to strains of birds bred for measurably improved welfare outcomes.
- Providing more space. Provide animals with more space by reducing maximum stocking density to 6 lbs. per square foot.
- Living conditions. Provide chickens with housing that includes improved lighting, litter and floor enrichments that allow chickens to express natural behaviours.
- Improved slaughter. Process chickens in a manner that utilizes a multi-step controlled-atmosphere processing system.
Suppliers also will be required to demonstrate compliance with these standards via audits by Chipotle's internal Animal Welfare team as well as third-party auditors.
Compass Group (+ subsidiary Bon Appetit)
|Compass is agreeing to ensure certification under GAP’s 5-Step Animal Welfare Rating program for all broiler chickens as a buying requirement across 100 percent of their business by 2024.||27600000||https://www.compass-usa.com/compass-group-usa-becomes-first-food-service-company-commit-100-healthier-slower-growing-chicken-2024-landmark-global-animal-partnership-agreement/|
|Jack in the Box||The broiler supply chain changes that Qdoba and Jack in the Box have set as a goal to achieve by 2024 include the following:|
- Switching to broiler breeds approved by Global Animal Partnership (GAP) as having higher welfare outcomes;
- Reducing stocking density in barns, per GAP standards;
- Enhancing the birds’ living environments, including improved litter, lighting and enrichment, per GAP standards;
- Switching to a multi-step controlled-atmospheric stunning that will help ensure that birds are rendered unconscious before processing.
Once these advancements are in place, we will verify compliance via third-party audit of our suppliers’ broiler practices. We also intend to report periodically on our suppliers’ progress towards achievement of the GAP standard.
|Sodexo||Over the next eight years through 2024, Sodexo will continue to work with its U.S. suppliers to further improve the welfare of the broiler chickens its sources by reaching the following goals for 100% of the chicken it sources:|
- Transitioning to strains of chicken that measurably improve welfare issues associated with fast growth rates per Global Animal Partnership’s (GAP) standards.
- Reducing maximum stocking density to equal to/less than 6 lbs./sq. ft. per GAP standards.
- Providing chickens with enriched environments including natural light, hay bales, litter, perches and lighting that meet GAP standards.
- Rendering chickens unconscious prior to shackling using a multi-step controlled atmosphere processing system that’s widely hailed as more humane.
Providing details on compliance by a third-party auditor.
|Aramark||Aramark is calling on producers, processors and suppliers to implement additional humane conditions for the treatment of broiler chickens. This includes asking our supply chain to take the following actions by 2024, or sooner if possible: |
- Transitioning to strains of birds based on measurably improved welfare outcomes.
- Reducing maximum stocking density to equal to or less than 30 kg/m2 or 6 lbs./sq. ft.
- Providing chickens with enriched environments including hay bales, perches, litter and lighting.
- Rendering chickens unconscious prior to shackling using Controlled or Low Atmosphere Stunning. We will work with our suppliers to ensure certification under the Global Animal Partnership’s 5-Step Animal Welfare Rating Program or seek third-party verification of these practices based upon criteria that meet GAP standards.