IKEA Food has introduced "Better Chicken," the first in a series of programs setting sourcing criteria and implementation plans for major species in its global food supply chain. The programs have a focus on farmed-animal welfare, antibiotics use, and the environmental footprint at the farm level. IKEA is aiming to have all sourcing of eggs, chicken, pork, beef, dairy, and salmon compliant with its Better Programs by 2025. The regional roadmap for chicken contains key milestones in 2020 and 2025, regarding stocking density, lighting, flock health, environmental enrichment, natural light, and a commitment to use "breeds that are healthier, and are able to effectively express important natural behaviour while still providing good production value," as well as other considerations. The Better Chicken Program roadmap is set to be implemented across IKEA Food operations in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific.
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