Grand Hyatt Singapore and Andaz Singapore announced their commitment to switch to a 100-percent cage-free egg (shell and liquid) supply chain by 2025 or earlier. Humane Society International, one of the world’s largest animal protection organizations, welcomes this announcement and praises both Hyatt hotels for joining the global cage-free animal welfare movement and taking a leadership role within Singapore’s hospitality sector.
With this, Grand Hyatt Singapore and Andaz Singapore joins other companies that have committed to this cage-free egg initiative in Asia, including The Lo & Behold Group, AccorHotels, Sodexo, Compass Group and Unilever, among others.
Grand Hyatt Singapore has already achieved the target of procuring 100 percent cage-free shell eggs in May 2018, a transition that took place within the span of six months. Andaz Singapore has sourced 100 percent cage-free shell eggs since November 2017. HSI congratulates Grand Hyatt Singapore and Andaz Singapore on being the first hotels in Singapore to have reached this milestone, and will work with hotel management to complete the transition for liquid eggs. Both Hyatt hotels display signage at the breakfast egg station to help their customers learn about cage-free eggs as a more humane alternative to battery cage egg production.
Chef Lucas Glanville, director of Culinary Operations for Grand Hyatt Singapore & South East Asia, said: “We are proud to support the use of higher animal welfare products as we continue to pursue our commitment towards conscious eating by using quality-driven sustainable ingredients, and we believe this will appeal to diners who are increasingly becoming aware of responsible food choices.”
Soren Lascelles, executive chef forAndaz Singapore, said: “We are aware of how important it is to source responsible, sustainable products for our guests, and we care about the way that animals in food production are treated. That is why we are proud to join the global cage-free egg movement in partnership with HSI and work to improve animal welfare in our supply chain.”
Dawn Neo, corporate outreach manager for HSI Farm Animals in Asia, said: “We congratulate Grand Hyatt Singapore and Andaz Singapore for their leadership in this important corporate social responsibility initiative that will improve the lives of thousands of animals. Their commitment and quick actions towards adopting a 100 percent cage-free egg supply chain sets a wonderful example for the rest of the industry in Singapore and the region. We look forward to working with both Hyatt hotels on this transition, and invite other companies from the hotel industry to join this movement.”
In Asia and around the world, egg-laying hens spend their entire lives confined in wire battery cages that are so small that they cannot even fully spread their wings. Well-managed cage-free systems offer higher animal welfare compared to caged systems. Cage-free hens are able to walk, stretch their wings and lay their eggs in nests, in addition to having the ability to express other important natural behaviors that are all denied to animals confined in cages.