Jollibee Foods Corporation to Source Only Cage-Free Eggs Globally

Jollibee Foods Corporation, Asia’s largest restaurant group, has issued a new pledge to shift to using only cage-free eggs across its global operations with the support of Lever Foundation. Lever Foundation is a global NGO that helps leading food companies in Asia upgrade their protein sourcing for a more humane, safe and sustainable supply chain.

“Through responsible sourcing, which includes animal welfare efforts, we strive to provide our customers the highest quality and safest food offerings,” the company noted in its new responsible sourcing policy. “In this direction, we commit to transition to 100% cage-free eggs in the US by 2025. Globally, we aim for 100% cage-free eggs by 2035 and we will collaborate with suppliers, partners, and industry leaders to achieve this goal.”

Jollibee Foods Corporation’s pledge follows similar commitments made by close to twenty other prominent Philippines-based food and beverage groups since the start of last year.

“With its new policy goal of shifting to use only cage-free eggs globally, Jollibee Foods Corporation and its numerous restaurant and café brands join a growing list of Asia-based food companies that have set timelines to end the use of cruel caged eggs,” said Robyn del Rosario, Philippines Sustainability Program Manager at the non-profit Lever Foundation, which worked on the issue with the company and several of its iconic food brands over the past eighteen months.

In addition to its namesake restaurant chain Jollibee, which has over 1,600 locations globally, this pledge also applies to the company owned global café chain Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf (over 1,000 global locations), bakery brand Red Ribbon (over 550 global locations), and restaurant and café chains Chowking (over 600 global locations), Yonghe King (over 420 locations), Mang Inasal (over 570 locations), Highlands Coffee (over 600 locations), Milksha (over 280 locations), and Greenwich (over 270 locations).