Conagra Brands is moving its commitment to cage-free eggs up by a year.
Conagra had previously pledged to eradicate eggs from caged hens from its ingredients by the end of 2025. That pledge now has been shifted to the end of fiscal 2024.
Conagra plans to convert approximately 20% of its egg usage to cage-free by the end of fiscal year 2021; approximately 45–50% to cage-free by the end of fiscal 2022; approximately 60–70% to cage-free by 2023, and directly source 100% cage-free eggs by the end of fiscal 2024.
"Operating ethically and employing responsible animal welfare practices is important for our customers, our investors, and our company, and we're proud to accelerate our progress on this important issue," Katya Hantel, senior director of sustainability at Conagra Brands, said in a statement.