Corporate Social Responsibility
Eggs are making a difference – feeding the hungry and saving the world
The egg industry is committed to making sure that people throughout the world have access to a sustainable, good quality food supply. You will often hear organisations talking about their Corporate Social Responsibility; the egg industry is different – we don’t just talk about it, we do something about it.
Making high quality food available to the hungry throughout the world is a priority for egg businesses. As well as donating eggs, we also work with developing countries helping to establish sustainable egg supplies for communities.
Here is a list of just some of the community and environmental projects that egg businesses have been involved with since 2009:
|Setting up schools in Mozambique and Zimbabwe.||Egg donations to schools, orphanages and hospitals around the world, including: India, Mexico, Columbia, Barbados, Thailand, Italy, Finland and the Czech Republic.|
|The creation of a remarkable environmental building in Rotterdam in the Netherlands, which works to neutralise the CO2 emissions of employees’ cars.||Donating more than 3 million eggs to help the people of Haiti following the Haiti earthquake.|
|A forest improvement project in Japan.||Establishing an egg production facility in Mozambique to provide a profitable, sustainable food supply for the region.|
|Funding for Hawke’s Bay Community Trust in New Zealand, which promotes biodynamic and organic production.||Over 50 million eggs are donated every year to charities, hunger relief programmes and food banks throughout the world.|
|Supporting the set up football schools to benefit children in Sierra Leone.|
How can we feed 9 billion people with limited world resources?
|During the next 40 years, the word population is expected to increase by another 3 billion people. It is estimated that already, one billion people are currently underfed and undernourished. Globally we have limited resources, yet we need to produce more food.|
A low carbon footprint – eggs are socially responsible
|Research shows that egg production has a much lower carbon footprint than beef or pork production. Laying hens have low greenhouse gas emissions due mainly to their high feed efficiency. Eggs offer a socially responsible solution to the dilemma of how to feed 9 billion people using our planet’s finite resources.|