Kraft Heinz commits to worldwide cage-free egg supply

Kraft-Heinz has committed to a 100 percent cage-free egg supply across its operations globally.

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Kraft-Heinz has committed to a 100 percent cage-free egg supply across its operations globally.

The company’s latest commitment was one of the features of its corporate social responsibility report, which it revealed on December 5.

The new cage-free egg pledge builds on its previous commitment to source only cage-free eggs for its operations in North America, Europe and Latin America. According to the new policy, all eggs sourced for Kraft Heinz products globally will be produced in cage-free laying systems by 2025.

The company stated that to date, one third of its egg supply has been converted to cage free.

The move was applauded by Humane Society International (HSI), which has advocated for cage-free eggs as a more animal welfare-minded approach to egg production.

“This new commitment ensuring their supply chains, including those in Asia and Africa, are 100 percent cage-free by 2025 provides further encouragement for egg producers throughout the world to transition to cage-free housing systems,” Chetana Mirle, senior director of farm animals at HSI, stated in a press release. “We look forward to supporting Kraft Heinz in the implementation of this policy.”

Other features of social responsibility report

The Kraft Heinz social responsibility report, according to the company, focuses on four key pillars. Those are:

  • Better Supply Chain - creating a sustainable, global supply chain by establishing responsible farm-to-market ingredient and material sourcing policies;
  • Better Environment - promoting environmental sustainability by managing and reducing the Company's resource needs to minimize its impact on the planet and preserve natural resources;
  • Better Products - meeting the needs and demands of today's consumers by improving the nutritional and wellness profiles of Kraft Heinzproducts; and
  • Better Communities - strengthening communities around the world by making a sustainable difference in the fight to end global hunger and malnutrition.

Kraft Heinz considers the expanded cage-free egg commitment to fall under both the Better Supply Chain and Better Products pillars.

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