Aramark expresses commitment to animal welfare, sustainable sourcing

Company actively involved with communities, the environment, and health and wellness; works with Humane Society, Compassion in World Farming.

October 18, 2016

A number of CMU faculty and staff recently received emails from a group that calls itself the Humane League regarding Aramark and the treatment of chickens.

Barrie Wilkes, vice president for finance and administrative services, said he and his team have discussed this matter with Aramark and are comfortable the company is doing all it can to ensure the humane treatment of animals.

Information to know:

  • Aramark works constructively with leading organizations such as the Humane Society of the United States and Compassion in World Farming.
  • Aramark is committed to and actively involved in animal welfare and sustainable sourcing practices. In fact, Aramark in 2015 announced an industry leading animal welfare policy in collaboration with the Humane Society.
  • Aramark works with its suppliers to address concerns, including with the poultry industry as it explores alternatives for meeting food-source needs.
  • Aramark has a Sustainable Sourcing Advisory Panel, with leaders from non-governmental organizations, academia and its suppliers.

Aramark's website describes its active involvement with communities, the environment, and health and wellness. It has been recognized globally a number of times on these fronts, including as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies in 2015 for the fifth time, one of the Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality in 2015, and one of Fortune Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies this year.