We buy ingredients and products from all over the world. It is our goal to serve our consumers the best quality food from known sources and to make procurement choices that protect the environment and respect human rights. Our global supply chain integrity requirements ensure that we work with suppliers who share our values.
As part of our commitment to improving animal welfare throughout our global supply chain, we are collaborating with partners such as Compassion in World Farming, Humane Society International and The Humane League. By 2025 all our businesses around the world will source 100% cage free shell eggs and liquid egg products. Currently, 96% of shell eggs that our business in the USA purchase are certified cage free. We were the first food service company to sign a pledge to source 100% slower growing chicken with better welfare outcomes in the USA by 2024. We have now extended this commitment to higher welfare chicken across Europe. Read more
Our success depends on the support and inclusion of the vibrant local communities which surround us. We aim to give back by getting involved with community projects and initiatives which benefit the local area.
In the Netherlands, we have collaborated with an organisation called Made Blue which provides clean drinking water to communities in Senegal and Ethiopia. Every one litre of water that is sold in a Compass restaurant helps to generate two litres of clean, fresh water in these countries. In the last year, our Dutch sites have helped to provide over 15 million litres of water.
As a global business, we recognise the critical importance of working in partnership with our clients, suppliers and other stakeholders to improve the positive contribution that we can make to help address some of the biggest issues facing all of us and the planet. Whether it is tackling hunger by donating surplus food through charities like FareShare, developing our people to fulfill their potential or sourcing more sustainable products through not-for profit trade associations, we could not achieve our goals without the support of our clients and suppliers, and the many excellent external organisations with whom we work.
As the biggest player in our industry we have the ability and expertise to help shape positive change on food focused issues. One example is the Global Coalition for Animal Welfare (GCAW) which we founded with six other major companies including Unilever and Nestlé. We work together to improve animal welfare standards at scale and to meet consumer demand for food products from animals reared in systems that promote good welfare.