- Mondelez International
- Irene RosenfeldChairman and CEO
- Daniel MyersEVP Integrated Supply Chain
- Dana AndersonSVP and Chief Marketing Officer
- Roberto MarquesEVP and President North America
- Tim CoferEVP and President of Asia Pacific and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa
- Lawrence MacDougallEVP EEMEA
- Gustavo AbelendaEVP and President of Latin America
Stop Sourcing Eggs from Caged Hens
Mondelēz International may not be a household name, but their sweet and salty snacks are likely to be found in the kitchens of families all around the world. Their most notable brands include Milka, Cadbury, Toblerone, Nabisco, Oreo, Chips Ahoy!, Ritz, Wheat Thins, Triscuits, and Fig Newtons. While these treats appear to be harmless and are often marketed towards children, Mondelēz International is hiding a very dirty secret from its customers: Mondelēz continues to source egg ingredients from cruel, unsafe battery cage egg farms.
Battery-cage farms pack egg laying hens so tightly into tiny wire cages that they can’t even spread their wings or engage in any of their natural behaviors. Each hen is forced to live in a space roughly the size of an iPad and most will never see sunlight or breath fresh air for virtually their entire lives. Battery cages are so cruel and unsafe that their use is criminalized in the entire European Union and several states in the US.
A wide range of companies have pledged to completely eliminate cages with a firm timeline including McDonald’s, Burger King, Starbucks, Taco Bell, Dunkin’ Donuts, Compass Group, Aramark, Sodexo, and many more. Many of Mondelēz's direct competitors such as Nestle, Kellogg's, General Mills, Unilever, Grupo Bimbo, and Flowers Foods have already produced timelines to source exclusively cage-free eggs in many parts of the world.
Mondelēz has agreed to source 15% of their eggs from cage-free farms in the EU - it is time to let them know that this is not nearly good enough. Please join The Humane League and Albert Schweitzer Foundation in a global boycott of Mondelēz International’s brands and encourage their leadership to produce a global timeline to convert to sourcing exclusively cage-free eggs and investigate plant-based alternatives for egg products.
- Mondelez International
- Chairman and CEO
- EVP Integrated Supply Chain
- SVP and Chief Marketing Officer
- EVP and President North America
- EVP and President of Asia Pacific and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa
- EVP EEMEA
- EVP and President of Latin America
As I’m sure you’re aware, a number of large companies including McDonald’s, Burger King, Taco Bell, Starbucks, Nestle, General Mills, Grupo Bimbo, and Unilever have released commitments to source 100% cage-free eggs. Battery cage farms are so cruel and unsafe that they are already illegal in the entire European Union and in several states in the U.S. I understand that Mondelēz International has produced a commitment to source 15% cage-free eggs in the EU, but I know you can do better. Please produce a timeline to transition to sourcing exclusively cage-free eggs globally and agree to investigate more sustainable, plant-based alternatives to egg products, just as many of your competitors have done.
My family and I will be joining the global boycott against your products and, instead, will purchase products from your competitors that source their eggs from more ethical farms. It is time to release a firm commitment to go 100% cage-free. It is the right thing to do.
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