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Chicken Commitment: Two New Members

Service-Bund has joined the European Chicken Commitment (ECC). The company, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year and is one of Germany's largest food wholesalers, already offers a range of products that meet the requirements of the commitment and plans to expand this range even further in the future.

The Service-Bund Group's commitment is an important step toward increasing the availability of ECC-compliant products. You can read the company's pledge here.

The Trier student service organization has also committed to purchasing, from 2026 onward, only chicken meat that meets the criteria of the European Chicken Commitment. The organization will publish annual reports on its implementation progress. »For us, this is an important step on the path toward greater sustainability in animal welfare«, says Andreas Wagner, Managing Director of the Trier student service organization. The organization’s commitment can be found here.

The European Chicken Commitment

In Germany alone, more than 600 million chickens are raised for their meat and killed every year—that is more than 80% of all slaughtered land animals. Most of these animals grow so fast that they can barely stand on their feet. The dismal and cramped environment of the sheds adds to their suffering. To alleviate this, we have joined forces with other European animal protection groups to launch the European Chicken Commitment, which now has 35 members. This commitment primarily requires its signatories to reduce the overbreeding of animals in their supply chains and to provide more space, light and variety in the sheds. Another important requirement is for less stressful stunning before slaughter.