Victory! InterContinental Hotels Group announces global cage-free commitment

December 01, 2016

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has just announced a new policy with timelines to eliminate cages from its global egg supply chain, impacting animals across the world. Following conversations with The Humane League and organizations within our global coalition, the Open Wing Alliance, IHG has committed to transition its hotels in the United States, Canada and Europe to source 100% cage-free eggs by 2022. Additionally, the company is pledging to source 100% cage-free eggs in its hotels globally by 2025.

This groundbreaking policy is one of the leading global commitments to eliminate cages for a major international corporation. IHG is one of the world's leading hotel companies, with nearly 5,100 hotels in almost 100 countries and a notable presence in developing countries, such as China. The new policy will affect all eggs used across its global estate, which includes hotels under brands such as InterContinental, HUALUXE, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, EVEN Hotels, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites and Candlewood Suites.

This cage-free commitment from IHG comes amidst The Humane League's success in influencing a wave of major companies to announce plans to convert exclusively to cage-free eggs in a variety of industries, including recent global cage-free commitments from the world's leading foodservice providers Compass Group and Sodexo. Following The Humane League's recent work in Europe, companies like Tesco, Aldi Nord, Lidl, Iceland and Morrisons have produced cage-free commitments. In the recent past, The Humane League has also secured global cage-free commitments from PepsiCo, Unilever, Carnival Cruises, and Starwood Hotels.