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Wendy’s to Suppliers: Report on Gestation-Crate-Free Pork Progress

Wendy’s says it now requires its suppliers to submit quarterly progress reports on the percentage of gestation-crate-free pork supplied to its fast-food locations. In 2012, Wendy’s committed to eliminate the restrictive cages used to confine pregnant pigs from its American and Canadian supply chains. On its website, Wendy’s says last … Read more »

Royal Caribbean Supports Gestation-Crate-Free Pork

Royal Caribbean Cruises wants its pork suppliers to detail their efforts to eliminate gestation crates used to confine pregnant pigs. In 2012, the company that owns Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and four other cruise brands, said it would support the pork industry’s efforts to eliminate the controversial cages from … Read more »

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Tyson Foods Tells Farmers Improve Pigs’ ‘Quality of Space’

Tyson Foods has sent a letter urging its farmers to “implement improved ‘quality and quantity of space’ standards” for pregnant pigs, just weeks prior to facing a shareholder vote on the practice of using gestation crates to confine sows. As a result, Green Century Capital Management, the Humane Society of … Read more »

Tyson

Shareholders to Tyson Foods: Disclose Pig Gestation Crates Risks

Tyson Foods’ shareholders have submitted a resolution asking that the meat giant disclose the financial and operational risks associated with its use of pig gestation crates. The Humane Society of the United States, investment firm Green Century Capital Management and the United Methodist Church Benefit Board jointly filed the proposal. … Read more »

Aramark Makes Cage-Free Egg Pledge

Professional services company Aramark is to source all of its shell eggs in the United States from cage-free hens by the end of 2014. Aramark’s announcement comes after its commitment last August to eliminate the use of pig gestation crates in its US supply chain by 2017. Aramark purchases about 30 … Read more »

Dunkin’ Donuts, ConAgra Foods Make Humane Supply Chain Commitments

Dunkin’ Donuts and ConAgra Foods have both pledged to eliminate the use of pork from gestation crates from their supply chain, while Dunkin’ has also announced it will be switching to cage-free eggs in its breakfast sandwiches. ConAgra, producer of such products as Slim Jim beef jerky and Hebrew National … Read more »

McDonald’s, AT&T, Hilton Execs Tell How To ‘Sell Sustainability’

McDonald’s, AT&T, Hilton Execs Tell How To ‘Sell Sustainability’

Sustainability officers and managers at McDonald’s, Novelis, AT&T, DuPont, EMC and Hilton Worldwide, among others, say one of the keys to selling sustainability inside their companies is to communicate environmental issues in language business leaders understand – not sustainability jargon, according to a new report that surveyed more than 30 … Read more »

Kraft’s Oscar Mayer Pledges to Ban Pig Gestation Crates

Kraft Foods has said it will eliminate gestation crates from Oscar Mayer’s pork supply chain by 2022. The Humane Society of the United States described the new policy’s phase-in period as “lengthy,” but said that it applauds Kraft Foods’ decision to help improve conditions for its pigs. In the pork industry, … Read more »