Sustainability Push for OSI Group McDonalds

OSI Group is ranked number 63 on the Forbes list for wealthiest private companies. They are a private holding company of all of their global and national corporations, making them the largest holding company for foods in the world as the main supplier for McDonald’s. As part of McDonald’s “Scale for Good” initiative in increasing forest conservation, gas emissions, water quality, and more, OSI Group McDonalds is also striving to do the very same within their own organization. OSI Group McDonalds has hired Nicole Johnson-Hoffman, the VP of the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef, as their new CSO or Chief Sustainability Officer. As part of this new push, she is helping OSI Group McDonalds to create a new set of operations for some of the 20,000 workers. These include better living conditions for chickens, better Animal Welfare training for officers, more recycling of wastewater, more planting of trees and forest conservation, and even other initiatives in order to keep the planet healthier and their business more sustainable. As a result of all the sustainability efforts, OSI is winning great sustainability awards across the world. In the UK, for example, they are winning (sometimes consecutively) the British Safety Council’s “Globe of Honour” award. In California, at the OSI Riverside plant, they have won the California Green Business Certificate. To know more click here.

The CEO of OSI Group McDonalds is also doing his part locally to care for the community of Chicago: a community hard hit by gang violence. He donates regularly to the Rush University Medical Center, the Boys and Girls Club of America in Chicago, the United Negro College fund, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and is on the board of trustees for the Ronald McDonald House. He joined OSI Group McDonalds in 1975 to help spread their organization globally, changed the name from Otto and Sons to reflect a more professional demeanor. The company remains a family-oriented business, as each of the 20,000 global employees across 17 nations calls each other family.

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