Explanation: KPI breakdown reflects the recent (June 2021) update in our Cage Free Eggs Policy. Specifically, the focus on our own brand products, the separation of targets between shell eggs and liquid egg products and the change of ‘products with egg as an ingredient’ to ‘products with egg as the main ingredient’*. Hence, figures here refer to own brand shell egg products only. Improvement of farming conditions for laying hens by promoting alternative and more sustainable housing systems, i.e. barn systems and outdoor access systems (free range, organic – ‘enriched’ or ‘combi’ cage systems not allowed).
Target: All own brand shell eggs 100% cage-free in Western and Southern Europe (DE|AT|IT|PT|ES|BE|NL|FR) by the end of 2022.We have already achieved the 100% target in DE, AT, BE, NL, IT. Overall performance is at 70% with ES at 50% and FR and PT below 30%. In Eastern Europe (EU) (HU|HR||PL|CZ/SK|RO|BG) by the end of 2025 and in remaining markets (IN|PK|JP|RS|TR|RU|UA|MD) until end of 2027.
Some countries have set shorter timelines for themselves. For example, PL has set an internal target of cage eggs withdrawal in 2022, three years before the METRO AG timeline, while TR has set a target in 2023, four years before the METRO AG timeline.
For liquid egg products, the target for implementing an 100% cage free liquid egg own brand product range is 2027, unless local regulation suggests earlier; in which case local legislation prevails. In challenging markets this timeline may be extended.
For cage-free eggs as main ingredient no target is applicable at the moment, however we are looking to set one in subsequent policy reviews.