Initiative reinforces company's commitment to animal welfare
BRF, one of the largest food companies in the world, made a commitment until 2025 to use only eggs from chickens that had not been caged confined in their entire industrial process.
The raw material is used, for the most part, in the production of industrialized products. "This is another step we take as a demonstration of our continued effort to make progress in BRF's publicly committed commitment to animal welfare," said Sula Alves, Sustainability Manager at BRF.
The project is part of the partnership between the company and the NGO World Animal Protection, which together have established a pioneering program among companies in the sector in Brazil to improve animal care.
BRF's partnership with World Animal Protection involves building a comprehensive work plan based on the transmission of knowledge and exchange of experiences to advance animal welfare practices. "We will continue to be engaged in developing more and more actions leading to changes and good practices in the sector," said Sula.
Over the years, the company has been working to make consistent progress in this area and to increase the welfare of animals throughout its chain, for example by announcing in 2014 the gradual elimination of gestation cells in its supply chain and production of pigs by the end of the year 2026.
BRF is one of the largest food companies in the world, with more than 30 brands in its portfolio, including Sadia, Perdigão, Qualy, Paty, Dánica, Bocatti and Vienissima. Its products are marketed in more than 150 countries, on five continents. More than 90,000 employees work in the company, which maintains more than 50 factories in eight countries (Argentina, Brazil, United Arab Emirates, Netherlands, Malaysia, UK, Thailand and Turkey).