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InterContinental Hotels Group, which operates numerous hotel chains including Holiday Inn, announced it will phase out the use of cage-produced eggs globally by 2025. | Tupungato, Bigstock
on December 7, 2016

InterContinental Hotels to extend cage-free egg use globally

Company will stop sourcing cage-free eggs in U.S., Canada in Europe by 2022 and at all other locations by 2025

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has pledged to serve only eggs from cage-free operations at its hotels in the U.S., Canada and Europe by no later than 2022, and at all of its hotels globally by 2025.

Paul Snyder, Vice President of Corporate Responsibility – Environmental Sustainability, IHG, called the cage-free egg commitment an extremely important addition to our wider Responsible Business agenda.

“Working with our partners, we look forward to encouraging supply chains around the world to increase the availability of cage-free eggs, so that our hotels can fulfill our ambition,” Snyder stated in a press release.

IHG worked with animal welfare organization The Humane League in establishing its cage-free egg goals.

IHG is the parent company to the Holiday Inn, Candlewood Suites, Crowne Plaza, Kimpton, Hotel Indigo, Even and Hualuxe hotel chains. The company has more than 5,000 hotels in nearly 100 territories and countries, according to the IHG website.

While companies with operations in the United States were regularly making cage-free egg pledges during the first four months of 2015, new commitments have slowed down considerably. However, IHG is one of two companies that have made such pledges in December. Sheetz, a Pennsylvania-based convenience store chain, pledged to only sell cage-free eggs by 2025.

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