Monitor de Iniciativas Corporativas por los Animales (MICA) analyzes the animal welfare performance of Latin America’s most influential food and hospitality companies. We focused on laying hen confinement across food industry segments in Latin America, ranking them according to their stance and progress on this matter.

Besides entailing numerous animal welfare deficiencies, conditions in this production system also affect other relevant issues, such as public health, environmental degradation, and human rights violations. Animal welfare policies can drive strategies to meet the sustainable development goals adopted by the United Nations.

Companies must publicly report their progress on an annual basis to show consumers and stakeholders transparency in their operations, as well as accountability in terms of social responsibility. 

Please note that a company must report greater implementation progress than the year before to maintain or rise a level.

Company Ranking by Level

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Gold Level Seal
Gold Level: 100% Cage-Free
  • Barilla New
  • BRF Same Level
  • Costco Level Up
  • Danone Same Level
Silver Level Seal
Silver Level: Close to Fulfillment
  • No companies at this level
Bronze Level Seal
Bronze Level: Significant Progress, Public Reporting
  • GPA Same level
  • JBS Same level
Green Level: Some Progress, Demonstrated Transparency
  • No companies at this level
Yellow Level: Little or No Progress, Some Transparency
  • Accor Same level
  • Aramark Same level
  • Arcos Dorados Level down
  • Bimbo Same level
  • Carrefour Level down
  • Colombina level up
  • Compass Same level
  • Hilton level up
  • Kellogg’s level up
  • Kraft Heinz Same level
  • Marriott Same level
  • Newrest New
  • RBI level up
  • Subway Level down
  • Unilever Same level

Orange Level: Not Transparent or Not Committed 

  • Alsea Same level
  • Assaí New
  • Barceló level down
  • Best Western Same level 
  • BFFC level down
  • Cargill Same level
  • Crepes &
    Waffles level down
  • DIA Same level
  • Ferrero level down
  • gategroup New
  • InterContinental Hotels Same level
  • Mondelēz Same level
  • Nestlé Same level
  • PepsiCo Same level
  • Pif Paf level down
  • Puratos level down
  • RIU Hotels New
  • Royal
    Caribbean Same level
  • Sodexo level down
Red Level: No Commitment and No Transparency
  • Alicorp same level
  • Arcor level down
  • Camil same level
  • Carozzi same level
  • Cencosud same level
  • Chedraui same level
  • Falabella same level
  • FEMSA same level
  • Grupo Éxito same level
  • HEB level down
  • Grupo Herdez level down
  • Jeronimo Martins same level
  • Jüsto new
  • Latam Airlines new
  • Mars same level
  • Selina Hotels new
  • Soriana same level
  • Walmart México y Centroamérica same level

Company Ranking by Level

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Gold Level Seal
Gold Level: 100% Cage-Free
  • Barilla New
  • BRF Same Level
  • Costco Level Up
  • Danone Same Level
Silver Level Seal
Silver Level: Close to Fulfillment
  • No companies at this level
Bronze Level Seal
Bronze Level: Significant Progress, Public Reporting
  • GPA Same level
  • JBS Same level
Green Level: Some Progress, Demonstrated Transparency
  • No companies at this level
Yellow Level: Little or No Progress, Some Transparency
  • Accor Same level
  • Aramark Same level
  • Arcos Dorados Level down
  • Bimbo Same level
  • Carrefour Level down
  • Colombina level up
  • Compass Same level
  • Hilton level up
  • Kellogg’s level up
  • Kraft Heinz Same level
  • Marriott Same level
  • Newrest New
  • RBI level up
  • Subway Level down
  • Unilever Same level
Orange Level: Not Transparent or Not Committed
  • Alsea Same level
  • Assaí New
  • Barceló level down
  • Best Western Same level 
  • BFFC level down
  • Cargill Same level
  • Crepes & Waffles level down
  • DIA Same level
  • Ferrero level down
  • gategroup New
  • InterContinental Hotels Same level
  • Mondelēz Same level
  • Nestlé Same level
  • PepsiCo Same level
  • Pif Paf level down
  • Puratos level down
  • RIU Hotels New
  • Royal Caribbean Same level
  • Sodexo level down
Red Level: No Commitment and No Transparency
  • Alicorp same level
  • Arcor level down
  • Camil same level
  • Carozzi same level
  • Cencosud same level
  • Chedraui same level
  • Falabella same level
  • FEMSA same level
  • Grupo Éxito same level
  • HEB level down
  • Grupo Herdez level down
  • Jeronimo Martins same level
  • Jüsto new
  • Latam Airlines new
  • Mars same level
  • Selina Hotels new
  • Soriana same level
  • Walmart México y
    Centroamérica same level

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