Just weeks after announcing their commitment to remove gestation stalls from their pork supply chain, Sodexo Inc., the leading provider of Quality Life Services in North America, says that by July 2014 all of the 39 million eggs they purchase annually will come from cage-free hens.
"Shifting to cage-free eggs is just one more way Sodexo is proactively implementing commitments under the Better Tomorrow Plan, our roadmap for sustainability," said Deborah Hecker, vice president, sustainability and CSR, Sodexo.
The Humane Society of the United States applauds this shift, as Sodexo stands to make a significant contribution to animal welfare, by reaching 10 million customers daily and improving the lives of near 150,000 hens.
"We are grateful that the company has exhibited such leadership in improving the treatment of farm animals within its supply chain," said Josh Balk, the director of corporate policy for the Humane Society of the United States.
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