Open Wing Alliance pushes for global accountability

Companies failing to report progress on global cage-free status
calendar icon 21 February 2023
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In a recent press release, Open Wing Alliance (OWA), an international coalition working to end the abuse of chickens worldwide, recently released its Global Manufacturers Report. The report finds that PepsiCo, Kellogg's, and Cerealto Siro Foods risk backlash from consumers after failing to report on their public commitments to sell 100% cage-free eggs worldwide. 

Although PepsiCo reported progress on its global promise in some of its operating regions, it neglected to report on many other parts of the world. Cerealto Siro, which promised to switch to cage-free by 2020, is failing to report its cage-free egg progress.

"Leading manufacturers like Barilla, Giovanni Rana, and Lindt & Sprüngli, which have switched to 100% cage-free eggs globally, are propelling industry change by proving that it is possible," said Jennie Hunter, Senior Campaigns Coordinator, the OWA. "By failing to follow through on their cage-free commitments or at least reporting progress, PepsiCo and Cerealto Siro Foods are not only putting consumer trust at risk but may also be fueling the perception that their brands do not prioritize ethical supply chains."

As animal welfare becomes an Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) priority for companies across the globe, manufacturers and their suppliers are rising to the challenge. More than 2,400 companies, including 146 of the largest global corporations, have made cage-free egg commitments, and one-third of those companies are manufacturers.

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