The Castilian and Leonese agri-food company is committed to gradually reducing the purchase of caged egg products in all its operations globally, with the commitment to reduce 10% in 2023, 50% in 2024 and 100% in 2025 in relation to 2020.
The Company explains the corporate decision within the framework of sustainability: “as a socially responsible company, Cerealto has always been committed to responsible sourcing, including animal welfare. Our production is fundamentally based on cereals”.
And he adds: “Sustainability is a priority for Cerealto. Our entire value chain ensures food quality, ethics and integrity throughout the process, complying with each of the legal requirements established by Spanish and European regulations, both of which are the most demanding in the world in terms of animal welfare. We evaluate all our suppliers through these policies”-.
The reality is that egg products represent less than 0.26% of the total raw materials used by the company in 2022. In addition, the consumption of egg products from caged hens has decreased significantly in the last four years, almost 90% from 2019 to 2022.
Something that has not satisfied American activists who, for two months, have been sending messages on social networks harassing the company and its managers, in which they denounce the lack of information about the use of these products and their origin.