About EggTrack

Awareness of food and its origins has become increasingly important to consumers over the last decade due to concerns about animal welfare, human health, and the environment. As the demand for higher welfare, and more sustainable food choices have increased, the humane treatment of farm animals is something that companies are increasingly investing in, and we have witnessed a rise in companies both committing and transitioning to cage-free egg production.

Compassion in World Farming (CIWF) launched EggTrack seven years ago to monitor the progress companies are making towards their cage-free egg commitments, encouraging transparency and market transition.

Making a cage-free commitment is the first and most important step, but the real impact for laying hens comes when companies progress and meet those commitments. By tracking company progress year on year, EggTrack identifies leaders and laggards, encourages, and reinforces transparency, and serves as a platform for deeper engagement with Compassion’s Food Business team.

Initially the scope of recording cage-free commitments was confined to the US and Europe, but in 2022, we also included commitments and subsequent reporting in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region. We will be looking to extend EggTrack to Canada and South America in future iterations.

EggTrack 2023

The 2023 Global EggTrack has seen an increase in sign-ups to cage-free commitments, with 9 new commitments set at the global level of production across the globe. Hundreds of food companies across the globe have listened to their customers and have made these voluntary commitments to support a cage-free future, despite a lack of legislation. Compassion is working hard to urge policymakers to underpin and support this industry’s progress by adopting cage-free legislation and creating a level playing field for all companies on their cage-free journey.

This year the format of the EggTrack report has been updated to provide a more concise summary of market trends across regions and sectors. 


Additionally, we hosted a launch webinar detailing the key findings of the 2023 EggTrack.





2022 Global EggTrack Report (3.96MB)

2021 Global EggTrack Report (10.06MB)

2020 Global EggTrack Report (9.76MB)

2019 Global EggTrack Report (13.29MB)

2018 Global EggTrack Report (1.15MB)