Sodexo Inc. has announced that it will work with pork suppliers to phase out the use of gestation stalls in its supply chain by 2022.

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Sodexo has initiated a review process in its North American operations whereby it is asking all of its primary pork suppliers for their plans to not only eliminate gestation stalls from the farms that they own and operate, but their contracted pork operations as well. Suppliers are to provide Sodexo with actionable plans by 2017, detailing how they plan to achieve this. Sodexo has also amended its Supplier Code of Conduct policy to specifically state that it seeks to work with suppliers who are leaders in their industries with regard to animal welfare and environmental practices.