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porate communication and government affairs Bart
Vandewaetere said: "Our efforts focus on encouraging changes in the supply chain that bring this about
in an efficient way. Our aim is that consumers around
the world are able to choose affordable, higher-welfare-standard food products. We are determined to
work with others to help make this happen."
France's Danone won two awards this year.
Having committed to source exclusively cage-free
eggs and egg ingredients globally in 2019, the company won a Good Egg Award.
The Danone ELN (Early Life Nutrition) division
was the recipient of a Good Chicken Award for its
commitment to improve broiler welfare across its
entire European supply chain.
Agnes Baudet, supplier quality and food safety
director at Danone ELN said: "Improving animal
welfare is one of the key pillars in our sustainability
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"We work hand in hand with our suppliers and
CIWF to gradually improve welfare standards on
our farms. After receiving a Good Egg Award last
year, the Good Chicken Award is an important step
in confirming that close cooperation with producers and farmers enables successful transformation,
which is beneficial to animals, for our farmers,
and our consumers, who can be reassured in their
sustainable choices while buying our baby food
Not only large companies with a global reach
were prize recipients. French start-up Poulehouse
also received recognition in this year's awards for
its "eggs that don't kill hens." The company, which
sells organic eggs, does not slaughter its hens at end
of lay, but sends them to fully funded "retirement
homes," and was recognized for its unique commitment to laying hen welfare. ■