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.