STAMFORD, CONN.—Starwood Hotels & Resorts announced plans to source 100 percent of its eggs from cage-free chickens across its supply chain by 2020. “Animal welfare is important to our customers and our company, and many of our hotels around the world already use cage-free eggs,” said Andrea Pinabell, Starwood’s Vice President of Sustainability. “By transitioning to 100 percent cage-free eggs by 2020, we further our commitment to doing the right thing. Our commitment also involves our suppliers and we call on them to make this important change as well. We’re excited about our commitment and look forward to helping foster a more humane food system.”
Matthew Prescott, Humane Society of the United States Senior Food Policy Director said, “We welcome Starwood’s commitment to animal welfare. People just don’t want chickens confined in cages, making Starwood’s decision better for animals and its bottom line.”
Read more about Starwood’s commitment and food and beverage policies here.