The UN’s SDGs represent a shared vision to eradicate poverty and social inequality, and to tackle climate change by 2030. A social contract between the world’s leaders, the successful delivery of this ambitious blueprint is dependent on engagement and participation from the international industry. The WEO has outlined key areas where it is delivering positive outcomes in line with the UN’s targets.
Of the UN’s 17 goals to transform our world, the WEO has identified 6 primary objectives where the egg industry is already making a significant impact through a range of dedicated sustainability initiatives. These specifically address the following goals:
Eggs are a sustainable, affordable source of the highest quality protein for everyone. They contain the majority of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants required by the body.
Eggs fulfil numerous nutritional requirements and the industry is dedicated to educating the world about the positive benefits that this natural resource delivers as part of a balance diet.
Egg consumption supports brain development and concentration, particularly in young children.
We seek continuous improvement in our work to deliver climate action. As an industry we produce the most sustainable form of animal protein and we strive to continue to reduce the resources we use, while ensuring the same (or improved) output.
We are committed to responsible production and are working to improve the welfare of our laying hens by supporting the OIE in the establishment of a framework of Global Standards.
Collectively managing the future of our planet and its inhabitants is vital to the success of the sustainability agenda. The IEC continues to develop constructive relationships with the OIE, CGF and the major egg associations worldwide and its leading companies.