US-based multinational coffee and doughnut company Dunkin’ Donuts has announced that it will only use cage-free eggs at all of the company’s locations worldwide.
The move was highlighted in a sustainability policy released by holding company Inspire Brands, which acquired Dunkin’ in December 2020.
“Globally, Inspire has committed to 100% sourcing of cage-free eggs across all brands by the end of 2025…Dunkin’ [is] continuing to make positive progress in their sourcing of cage-free eggs,” the policy statement said.
The news follows similar announcements made by Krispy Kreme, as well as Caribou Coffee and Au Bon Pain, each of which has set goals to use cage-free eggs.
With over 11,300 sites globally, nearly 30% of Dunkin’s restaurants are located outside of the US, with 1,600 locations in Asia.
Animal protection non-profit Lever Foundation, which has worked alongside Dunkin’, praised the company for its commitments: “We applaud Dunkin’s commitment on this important animal welfare issue,” said Kirsty Tuxford, corporate engagement specialist at Lever Foundation.
“Ten of the world’s 25 largest fast-food chains have now pledged that they will not source caged eggs anywhere in their global supply chains, including throughout Asia.”
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