Aramark Animal Welfare Policy

In collaboration with Humane Society of the United States, new principles and policy address multiple issues impacting treatment of animals
May 6, 2015 11:25 AM ET

Philadelphia, PA – Aramark (NYSE:ARMK), the $15 billion global provider of food, facilities management, and uniforms, has a new set of animal welfare principles and purchasing commitments that address a broad spectrum of issues impacting the treatment of animals for egg, pork, veal, beef, poultry and dairy products served across Aramark’s U.S. operations.

“Our commitments to health, wellness and sustainability are core to our mission of enriching and nourishing lives and include our pledge to responsible purchasing and animal welfare practices,” said Eric J. Foss, Aramark Chairman, President & CEO. “The broad reach of our supply chain provides an opportunity for us to have a significant impact on animal welfare issues and to shift purchasing practices that impact the clients, consumers and communities we serve.”

The policy builds on commitments the company has made over the past several years as part of its responsible purchasing practices in the U.S.:

  • Purchasing only cage-free eggs by 2020
  • Eliminating all pork from animals bred using gestation crates by 2017
  • Since 2011, eliminated the purchase of all foie gras

Aramark developed the policy in collaboration with long-time partner, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), the nation's largest and most effective animal protection organization.