Sodexo is going cage-free

Wednesday, 13 June, 2018

Sodexo is going cage-free

Seven years ahead of its corporate responsibility target, Sodexo Australia has committed to use only cage-free fresh eggs.

The company will source 9 million fresh eggs for its Australian operations annually from cage-free egg supplier Farm Pride Foods.

Going cage-free for its fresh eggs is one part of Sodexo’s Better Tomorrow 2025 corporate responsibility commitment that covers issues ranging from animal welfare and waste reduction to improving gender diversity and stopping hunger.

“As a global company, it’s our responsibility to lead by example, which is why we are dedicated to achieving our corporate responsibility targets, and encourage other companies, both large and small, to follow suit,” said Mark Chalmers, Sodexo Australia Country President and Chief Financial Officer.

“We believe that more can be achieved through unity and are proud to be a part of the next step in Sodexo’s Better Tomorrow 2025 commitments by supplying them with cage-free fresh eggs Australia-wide,” said Farm Pride Foods Limited Chief Operations Officer Bruce De Lacy.

“To assure the welfare of our hens, we have all of our farms third-party audited to the industry Egg Standards Australia accreditation.

“Our cage-free fresh eggs are produced in climate-controlled sheds where the hens have access to food, water nest boxes, perches, and are free to move within the shed as they please. This allows the hens more space, and they are protected from environmental threats and diseases,” said De Lacy.

“We are dedicated to providing our customers with high-quality eggs that have been produced in ethical conditions. It is our alignment with Sodexo’s corporate responsibility standards that makes us proud to supply to them.”

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