01 December 2016

IHG® Reinforces Long-Term Commitment to the Sustainable Sourcing of Food

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has reinforced its commitment to the sustainable sourcing of food served at IHG-branded hotels globally, specifically with regards to cage-free eggs. 

IHG has worked with The Humane League, a leading farm animal protection non-profit organisation based in the US to commit to sourcing 100% cage-free eggs throughout our US, Canadian and European operations no later than 2022. This is part of an overall goal to source only cage-free eggs across our entire global estate by 2025 and will contribute to IHG’s broader Responsible Business agenda, which already encourages hotels to use environmentally friendly and locally sourced products and services. 

Paul Snyder, Vice President of Corporate Responsibility – Environmental Sustainability, IHG, commented: “As a global business with a presence in nearly 100 countries, we have a huge opportunity to make a real and positive impact by sourcing food items sustainably. The long-term commitment we are making around cage-free eggs provides further evidence of this and is an extremely important addition to our wider Responsible Business agenda. Working with our partners, we look forward to encouraging supply chains around the world to increase the availability of cage-free eggs, so that our hotels can fulfill our ambition.”

Aaron Ross, Director of Campaigns, The Humane League, commented: “IHG’s long-term commitment to eliminating cages from their global egg supply chain will have a significant impact on reducing animal suffering worldwide. The Humane League is proud to have worked with IHG on its pledge, which we believe provides further evidence that cage-free eggs will ultimately become standard for all corporations globally.”

IHG’s commitment around cage-free eggs reinforces our long-standing approach to sourcing our most frequently used food items sustainably, whereby we constantly review further opportunities for progress. It also builds on the 2015 launch of our comprehensive Sustainable Seafood Policy, which applies to all IHG-branded hotels globally. 

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For further information please contact:

Mark Debenham
mark.debenham@ihg.com
+44 (0) 1895 512 097

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