At CH&CO we are dedicated to sourcing shell eggs and egg products responsibly.
We use shell eggs as ingredients in our catering activities and sell egg products across our destinations. We source a total of approximately 5 million eggs a year across our sites, from a range of suppliers.
Developing our responsible network of suppliers is a priority for CH&CO and we are taking steps to ensure we continue to limit our impact.
All our eggs and egg products must meet the following criteria:
At CH&CO we are striving to increase our percentage of responsibly sourced eggs. In 2020 we announced our commitment to purchasing 100% cage-free shell eggs and egg products by 2025.
We recognise the importance of animal welfare when sourcing ingredients (as reflected in our Sourcing Policy) which requires all suppliers of poultry products to procure material produced from livestock reared in accordance with the Five Freedoms:
At CH&CO we are continually improving our supply chain to ensure that all our suppliers abide by our values. Our suppliers undergo an audit process to ensure that they run cage-free processes. We work with our suppliers to ensure any change of requirements are met, but diverge if no effective changes are made.