Cage-free egg fulfilment increased since last year - report

85% of 2020-deadline cage-free commitments have been filled
calendar icon 13 September 2022
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According to a recent report from Open Wing Alliance, a global coalition of organisations working to free hens from cages, over 2,300 major food corporations have announced cage-free egg commitments to date, and the speed at which these companies are completing their transitions away from cage systems is increasing year over year.

According to last year’s Fulfilment Report, as of April 2021, 85% of cage-free egg commitments with deadlines of 2020 or earlier had been fulfilled.

Since last year’s report was released, the organisation said it has seen an increase in companies reporting progress and fulfilling commitments. As of April 2022, 88% of cage-free egg commitments with deadlines of 2021 or earlier have been fulfilled.

Looking ahead to 2025, Open Wing Alliance anticipates that this deadline will be a huge milestone towards securing a cage-free future for laying hens.

"Because this was the agreed-upon deadline for the majority of cage-free egg commitments, we predict a huge increase in the number of commitments that should be fulfilled by then," said the report. "We intend to continue advocating for cage- free progress, and we expect to see all commitments due by 2025 fulfilled on time."

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