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CAGE-FREE TRACKER ASIA

Following companies’ advances towards a cage-free future in Asia

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Eliminating Cages

In recent years, dozens of companies have adopted cage-free commitments so that we are moving closer to a cage-free future. But this is just the beginning. Companies must be kept accountable while transitioning. That's why we created this tracking program, which is dedicated to monitoring companies who have made a commitment, ensuring that they publicly report progress towards eliminating eggs from caged hens within their supply chains, by the promised deadlines.

5

Countries mentioned

in the report

50

Companies are featured in the report

8

Companies reported progress in Asia

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India

36 companies featured in the report, 3 of which provided progress updates in Asia

Indonesia

39 companies featured in the report, 6 of which provided progress updates in Asia

Japan

41 companies featured in the report, 6 of which provided progress updates in Asia

Malaysia

33 companies featured in the report, 4 of which provided progress updates in Asia

Thailand

36 companies featured in the report, 5 of which provided progress updates in Asia

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Cage versus cage-free

According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), of the United Nations, Asia is the most significant egg producer in the world, accounting for over 64% of the global production.

The vast majority of egg-laying hens spend their entire lives confined in tiny cages where they can barely move. These cages, called 'battery cages', are considered one of the worst animal confinement systems today, as they cause immense suffering to animals.

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Challenges to implementing cage-free policies according to respondents

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Companies with a public and permanent announcement

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Other key findings
According to the numbers reported

Challenges to implement cage-free policies according to respondents

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Companies with a public and permanent announcement

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Tiers Ranking

Companies that fully transitioned to 100% cage-free in Asia or nationally

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Chocolate Monggo

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Danone

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Dr. Oetker

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Hain Celestial

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Marks and Spencer

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Inoue Egg Farm

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Farm Agricola

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Tanabe Marino Keisha

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Pullman Tokyo Tamachi

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Kelp Nojo

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Kodawariya

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Toritama

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Hotel Continental Fuchu

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Oenosato Shizen Farm

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Asukayama terrace

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Ricco Gelato

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Onomura Farm

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Egg Tokyo

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Daichino Tamago

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Daichi wo Marmoru Kai

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Yudanakaonnsen purin

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Costa Vista Okinawa Hotel & Spa

A

Level

Companies with commitments and proper reporting in Asia or nationally

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Aramark

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Lotus's

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Pizza Express

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Unilever

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Kraft Heinz

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Marriott

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SaladStop!

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Wyndham Destinations

B

Level

C

Level

Companies with commitments and some reporting details, but insufficient reporting in Asia or nationally in Asian countries.

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Accor

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Campbell's

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Compass Group

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Elior Group

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Four Seasons

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Groupe Holder

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Hyatt

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Ikea

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McCain Foods

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MGM Resorts Int.

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Nestlé

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Shake Shack

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SSP

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Wyndham

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Autogrill HMSHost

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Club Med

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Costa Coffee

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Ferrero

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General Mills

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Hilton

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IHG

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Kellogg's

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Metro AG

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Mondelez

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Pepsico

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Sodexo

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Starbucks

*Disclaimer: Starbucks has a global cage-free policy to exclusively use 100% cage-free eggs and egg products in company-operated stores. Unfortunately, this commitment doesn't cover franchises. In Asia, company-operated markets are only China and Japan.

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Best Western

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IMU Hotel Kyoto

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Kempinski 

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Mandarin Oriental

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Meliá Hotels

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Puratos

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RBI

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The Peninsula Hotel

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Grupo Bimbo

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ISS World

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Lactalis

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McCormick

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Minor Hotels

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Radisson Hotel Group

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Subway

D

Level

Companies with commitments but not reporting at all

*Disclaimer: Subway has a cage-free commitment covering Malaysia and Thailand but not India, Indonesia, and Japan. 

Cage-free progress information published by companies after our deadline of accepting information in this year’s report: 

  • Kempinski has updated their progress with a list of their hotels that used 100% cage-free eggs across their restaurants and outlets in 2021. (two hotels on our cage-free tracker Asia country list are Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta and Sindhorn Kempinski Hotel Bangkok)

  • Mandarin Oriental have readjusted their commitment deadline from 2025 to 2023 and have reported global progress as 50% Shell, 39% Liquid.

  • Puratos reported that in 2021, 22% of eggs they sourced came from alternatives to breeding cages

  • Lactalis reported their 2021 global status as 100% cage-free egg shells and 100% and 97% cage-free egg products

  • Grupo Bimbo reported that they use 100% cage-free eggs in the UK

  • Radission Hotel Group reported that 39% of hotels use cage free eggs and 30% of egg products are cage free eggs

Companies that are not committed in Asia

E

Level

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A&W

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Gate Group

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Jollibee

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McDonald's

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SATS

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Ajinomoto

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Genting Group

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Kewpie

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Nissin

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Toridoll

* Toridoll published a commitment in September 2022 to go 100% cage-free (shell, liquid, ingredients) globally (excl. Japan) by 2030. In Japan, 3% of restaurants will be cage-free by the end of 2023, with subsequent annual increases. The commitment applies to the brands Marugame Seimen, Wok to Walk, Monster Curry, Boat Noodle, Tam Jai SamGor Mixian, and Tam Jai Yunnan Mixian. Marugame Udon and Shoryu (brands in the UK and US) are already 100% cage-free.

Not all companies that are not committed are on this list; these are only some of the multinational companies.

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