Following companies’ advances towards a cage-free future in Asia.
In recent years, dozens of companies have published cage-free commitments for laying hens. This means we’re one step closer to a cage-free future. But there is still work to do. Companies must be encouraged and kept accountable while transitioning. Monitoring their progress and demanding transparency are the two main goals of the Cage-Free Tracker.
According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Asia accounts for over 64% of global egg production.
The vast majority of egg-laying hens in the continent spend their entire lives confined in tiny cages where they can barely move. These cages, called “battery cages,” cause them immense suffering and are considered one of the worst practices against animals.
of global egg production is in Asia
2023 SURVEY FINDINGS
162.5% increase in companies reporting progress in Asia in 2023, compared to 2022 (from 8 to 21 companies).
Companies are progressing
Two companies in Indonesia, Mediterranea Restaurant and Pizza Express, have successfully transitioned to 100% cage-free eggs and are in Tier A along with 55 others companies.
12 out of 45 companies (26.7%) improved their rankings to Tier B in 2023.
The percentage of Tier C companies dropped from 54% to 47.7%, and Tier D decreased from 30% to 20% in 2023.
Thailand producer survey
Of 15 producers contacted, 27% replied and 13% reported 100% cage-free production.
Indonesia leads in regional progress reporting, with 17 companies sharing progress in Asia or nationally.
Japan and Thailand
46 & 47
Japan and Thailand have the highest number of evaluated companies, with 46 and 47 respectively.
PARTICIPATION PER COUNTRY
42 companies evaluated, with 37 (88.1%) reporting their cage-free progress anywhere, and 13 reporting in Asia or nationally (30.95%).
44 companies evaluated, with 37 (84.1%) reporting their cage-free progress anywhere, and 17 reporting in Asia or nationally (38.7%).
46 companies evaluated, with 37 (80.4%) reporting their cage-free progress anywhere, and 14 reporting in Asia or nationally (30.43%).
35 companies evaluated, with 29 (82.86%) reporting their cage-free progress anywhere, and 11 reporting in Asia or nationally (31%).
47 companies evaluated, with 36 (76.6%) reporting their cage-free progress anywhere, and 15 reporting in Asia or nationally (31.91%).
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