STAMFORD, Conn. - February 1, 2016 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Starwood Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:HOT) today announced plans to source 100% of its eggs from cage-free chickens across its supply chain by 2020.
“Animal welfare is important to our customers and our company, and many of our hotels around the world already use cage-free eggs. By transitioning to 100% cage-free eggs by 2020, we further our commitment to doing the right thing,” said Andrea Pinabell, Starwood’s Vice President of Sustainability. “Our commitment also involves our suppliers and we call on them to make this important change as well. We’re excited about our commitment and look forward to helping foster a more humane food system.”
Matthew Prescott, HSUS Senior Food Policy Director, said “We welcome Starwood’s commitment to animal welfare. People just don’t want chickens confined in cages, making Starwood’s decision better for animals and its bottom line.”
Read more about Starwood’s commitment and Food & Beverage policies here [http://www.starwoodhotels.com/corporate/about/citizenship/policies.html?language=en_US].
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with more than 1,270 properties in some 100 countries and over 180,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. Starwood is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels, resorts and residences under the renowned brands: St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection®, W®, Westin®, Le Méridien®, Sheraton®, Tribute Portfolio™, Four Points® by Sheraton, Aloft®, Element®, along with an expanded partnership with Design Hotels™. The Company also boasts one of the industry’s leading loyalty programs, Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG®). Visit www.starwoodhotels.com for more information and stay connected @starwoodbuzz on Twitter and Instagram and facebook.com/Starwood.
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