We have committed to selling 100% of our eggs from cage-free hens by 2025, and ensuring that all of our free range organic eggs are RSPCA Assured.
In the UK, two main systems are used in the production of eggs: enriched cages and free range. The conditions of these systems vary in terms on space, feeding and activity range. Lidl intends to phase out the eggs from caged hens, however we recognise the significant investment made by British egg suppliers in transitioning to enriched caged systems in 2012. We have therefore set timescales that are challenging yet realistic for the industry to achieve, while still meeting the expectations of our customers and the wider public. In addition to this, we offer a range of organics eggs, all of which are RSPCA assured.
We are committed to reporting progress against our cage-free target on an annual basis. The table below outlines the progress made by all shell eggs sold by Lidl UK.*
|Financial Year||Proportion of shell eggs from cage-free production systems||Proportion of shell eggs from enriched cages|
*Figures based on number of shell eggs sold.