It’s in our nature to look after everything that surrounds us, above all the wellbeing of animals. This is why we have adopted strategies enabling us to operate with full respect for all species, which also involves purchasing products from suppliers whose processes respect the health of all species.
The five freedoms for the wellbeing of animals:
Our values are in line with the five basic freedoms detailed below. We believe it’s essential to respect these freedoms and thereby avoid pointless suffering by animals.
Freedom from hunger, thirst and bad nutrition
guaranteeing a sheltered environment and a comfortable rest area
Freedom to live in an appropriate environment
guaranteeing ready access to fresh water and a healthy diet
Freedom from pain, injury and disease
by prevention or rapid diagnosis
Freedom to express normal behaviour
by providing sufficient space, proper facilities and company of the animal's own kind
Freedom from fear, distress and suffering
by ensuring conditions that do not entail psychological suffering
Keeping animals in cages is one of the first practices we want to fight. We have decided in fact to commit to eliminating farming in cages in our shell egg production chain by 2022 and our egg products chain by 2025.
Our commitment in numbers:
Our commitment in our egg production chain is borne out by the figures. In 2015, 25% of the eggs we purchased were from hens not raised in cages but in floor husbandry, free-range or organic farms. The percentage has improved over the years and we reached 34% by 2017.
Our commitment doesn’t stop with shell eggs but also includes all egg products, meaning food obtained by transforming eggs or various parts or mixtures of them. In this field, in 2017 and 2018, 42% of the egg products we purchased came from hens not kept in cages.