VAPIANO JOINS THE BETTER CHICKEN COMMITMENT04.10.2023
The popular global fresh pasta restaurant group has reviewed its suppliers and practices to ensure higher welfare chicken is used in its restaurants.
August 2023: After announcing environmentally friendly packaging at the start of this year, global Italian restaurant group, Vapiano is proud to announce it has signed up to the Better Chicken Commitment to ensure the use of higher welfare produce for customers.
The Better Chicken Commitment was founded in 2016 and works to ensure leading food companies commit to better welfare, sustainability, and food safety of chicken. With over 300 business across Europe signing the pledge, from Nestle, Unilever, Ikea and many more – Vapiano is joining a growing number of businesses that are committed to higher welfare practices.
By signing up to the Better Chicken Commitment, Vapiano has pledged to only serve chicken that meets policy by 2026. Among other factors, the Better Chicken Commitment looks at:
- Tracking animal welfare practices as per EU animal welfare laws
- Adopting higher welfare breeds and tracking the rearing process of chickens
- Improving environmental standards for both chickens and eggs
- Eliminating cruel practices by adopting controlled atmospheric stunning
Vikki O’Neill, Global Marketing Director at Vapiano, commented; “Vapiano is proud to be known for its fresh and innovative approach to food, within the hospitality sector. We recognise that to remain at the forefront we need to interrogate our practices from end to end. We have a responsibility to do better and we’re delighted to be joining the Better Chicken Commitment as part of this.”