Sodexo Goes Cage Free Fresh Eggs Australia-Wide
June 13, 2018
Sodexo Australia, world leader in Quality of Life Services, is leading the Australian corporate sector in sustainable development by using cage free fresh eggs; a commitment that comes seven years ahead of the company’s corporate responsibility target.
Australia, June 13, 2018 – From today, the company will source 9 million fresh eggs for its Australian operations annually from cage free egg supplier, Farm Pride Foods Limited Ltd.
Sodexo Australia Country President and Chief Financial Officer, Mark Chalmers, said Sodexo was proud to be going cage free for its fresh eggs as part of its Better Tomorrow 2025 corporate responsibility commitments.
“As a global company, it’s our responsibility to lead by example, which is why we are dedicated to achieving our corporate responsibility targets, and encourage other companies, both large and small, to follow suit.”
Farm Pride Foods Limited Chief Operations Officer, Bruce De Lacy, said Farm Pride Food Limited has been supplying eggs to Australia’s corporate sector for over 80 years and is excited to see Sodexo lead the facilities management industry in committing to using cage free fresh eggs.
“We believe that more can be achieved through unity and are proud to be a part of the next step in Sodexo’s Better Tomorrow 2025 commitments by supplying them with cage free fresh eggs Australia-wide,” said Mr De Lacy.
“To assure the welfare of our hens, we have all of our farms third party audited to the industry Egg Standards Australia accreditation.
“Our cage free fresh eggs are produced in climate controlled sheds where the hens have access to food, water nest boxes, perches, and are free to move within the shed as they please. This allows the hens more space, and they are protected from environmental threats and diseases,” said Mr De Lacy.
“We are dedicated to providing our customers with high quality eggs that have been produced in ethical conditions. It is our alignment with Sodexo’s corporate responsibility standards that makes us proud to supply to them.”
The partnership is part of Sodexo’s Better Tomorrow 2025 strategy, the company’s roadmap for the next stage of its corporate responsibility journey covering issues ranging from animal welfare and waste reduction to improving gender diversity and stopping hunger.
For more information on Sodexo’s Better Tomorrow 2025 visit: https://www.sodexo.com/home/corporate-responsibility.html
For more information on Farm Pride Foods Limited visit: http://www.farmpride.com.au/
About Sodexo in Australia: Sodexo in Australia employs a diverse workforce of over 5,000 employees. Sodexo delivers a unique array of over 100 integrated services lines including: catering, facilities management, concierge services, security, asset maintenance and hospitality services in the following segments: Corporate, Healthcare & Seniors, Education, Justice and Energy & Resources both on and off shore.
About Sodexo: Founded in Marseille in 1966 by Pierre Bellon, Sodexo is the global leader in services that improve Quality of Life, an essential factor in individual and organizational performance. Operating in 80 countries, Sodexo serves 100 million consumers each day through its unique combination of On-site Services, Benefits and Rewards Services and Personal and Home Services. Through its more than 100 services, Sodexo provides clients an integrated offering developed over 50 years of experience: from food services, reception, maintenance and cleaning, to facilities and equipment management; from services and programs fostering employees’ engagement to solutions that simplify and optimize their mobility and expenses management, to in-home assistance, child care centres and concierge services. Sodexo’s success and performance are founded on its independence, its sustainable business model and its ability to continuously develop and engage its 427,000 employees throughout the world.
Sodexo is included in the CAC 40 and DJSI indices.
Key figures (as of August 31, 2017)
20.7 billion euro in consolidated revenues
19th largest employer worldwide
100 million consumers served daily
17 billion euro market capitalization (as of January 10, 2018)
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