OSI North America, as part of OSI Group LLC, has released its first North America Sustainability Report for 2013/2014. The report is available online at www.osigroup.com/sustainability.html and includes information about the company’s achievements and goals in the areas of social, environmental and economic (supply chain) responsibility.

Some highlights from the report include:

  • Receiving American Meat Institute (AMI) Environmental Recognition Awards in three facilities and AMI Safety Recognition Awards in four facilities in 2012
  • Enhanced commitment to promoting animal welfare by sponsorship and participation in programs with four industry groups (PAACO, TQA®, AMIF and PDPW)
  • Recording higher than- industry average animal welfare scores of OSI’s beef raw material vendors since 2010
  • Surpassing the goal of increased diversity spending for non-direct material purchases in 2012, with commitment to continue the trend
  • Implementing projects that:
    • Reduced greenhouse gas emissions (CO2) by more than 8,300 metric tons through logistics consolidation and eco-lighting installations
    • Reduced the emission of volatile organic compounds (VOC’s) and other particulates at levels far surpassing minimum requirements
    • Reduced the amount of waste sent to landfills through recycling programs for plastics, cardboard, batteries and light bulbs

“We believe that conducting business in a corporately responsible and sustainable manner is aligned with OSI’s core values,” said David G. McDonald, president and chief operating officer at OSI Group, LLC. “Our customers ask what we are doing to operate according to their expectations regarding sustainability, and we are proud to provide this report as evidence of our behavior. The report also outlines our goals for the future, as we continue to advance our efforts in North America and around the world.”

Source: OSI Group LLC