January 15th, 2018

Lagardère Travel Retail commits not to use eggs from caged hens by 2025

Lagardère Travel Retail has made a global commitment not to supply egg-based products and eggs from caged hens by 2025.

This decision, taken in unison with all the Group's subsidiaries, concerns all Lagardère Travel Retail restaurants and outlets, in train stations and airports, in Europe, North America, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific.

The Italian and German branches of Lagardère Travel Retail have already stopped supplying caged hen eggs and only use eggs from cage-free farms.

This important step is part of Lagardère Travel Retail's global and proactive approach to sustainable development. In particular, the Group intends to extend the principles of this initiative to other product categories.

Dag Rasmussen, CEO of Lagardère Travel Retail, said: 
"This decision reflects our commitment to provide travellers with the highest quality products, and Lagardère Travel Retail thanks L214 for their perseverance, which has contributed considerably to the significant improvement in animal welfare conditions".

Alexandria Beck, manager of Open Wing Alliance, said: "Open Wing Alliance members, including L214 for France, congratulate Lagardère Travel Retail for its commitment to eliminate products from its global supply chain derived from such farming conditions. As a world leader and pioneering company in the travel retail industry, Lagardère Travel Retail's decision creates a new global standard for the travel retail industry".