OSI Group LLC has released its 2016/17 Global Sustainability Report, which outlines the company’s sustainability performance throughout its worldwide operations.

The report details the progress made in OSI’s priority areas of social responsibility, the environment, and a sustainable supply chain. The latter includes an emphasis on food quality and safety, along with strict animal welfare standards. 

Key milestones are included in a timeline within the report for each of the three focus areas. Some of the report’s highlights include:

  • All OSI Food Solutions facilities in Europe have achieved ISO14001 certification, one of the world's most authoritative standards for environmental management.
  • In 2015, OSI North America donated more than 252,000 lbs. (114 metric tons) of food from its facilities to Feeding America, a nationwide network of food banks; in the Philippines that year, GenOSI donated more than 55,000 lbs. (25 metric tons) of food to help feed homeless children in that country.
  • OSI has sponsored multiple animal welfare initiatives, workshops and training sessions in support of its commitment to promote continuous improvement and raise awareness of this key issue across the global organization and supplier networks.

“OSI is committed to conducting business in a responsible and sustainable manner,” said David G. McDonald, OSI president and chief operating officer. “We will continue to evolve our business practices to realize operational efficiencies that enhance our employees’ lives, build our global communities, and sustain our environmental resources. We are proud of what we have accomplished and are excited to share this report as evidence of our actions.”

The report also outlines future initiatives in pursuit of the company’s sustainability objectives. Among these are a number of goals the company strives to achieve by 2020, including a 10 percent reduction in both energy and water intensity from a 2012 baseline and a zero-waste-to-landfill status throughout its operations.

Source: OSI Group LLC