Sustainability

Make it SUSTAINABLE

At OSI we’re concerned with the impact of our business activity on our world. We strive to maintain a positive and sustainable relationship with the people, the communities and the environments we contact. We work to responsibly manage our business within the social, economic and environmental frameworks in which we operate while continually exploring ways to improve our sustainability impact. Food industry sustainability and our global supply chain sustainability are top priorities. These sustainability efforts are in force throughout our global network and have been recognized by the food industry. To learn more, please see the OSI 2018-2019 Global Sustainability Report.

Sustainable Supply
OSI is committed to leading best practices in our industry, including the respectful management of animals and responsible use of animal medicines to ensure the health and welfare of livestock in our supply chain.
ANIMAL WELFARE
Animals respectfully managed to ensure health and welfare
ANTIBIOTIC STEWARDSHIP
Antibiotic effectiveness preserved for human and animal health

GOALS

  • Ensure respect for animals in supply chain
  • Lead animal welfare practices
  • Healthy animals
  • Reduce critically important antimicrobials from use in supply chain
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Environmental Protection
OSI is committed to reducing our environmental impact through proactive mitigation activities and responsible stewardship of the most vulnerable resources in our supply chain.
CONSERVATION
Reduced environmental impact through responsible stewardship of natural resources
CLIMATE CHANGE
Risk to changing climates addressed by mitigating greenhouse gas emissions

GOALS

  • Use water sustainably
  • Reduce waste
  • Protect forests
  • Reduce GHG emissions
  • Use energy sustainably
  • Build resilience to changing environment
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Social Responsibility
OSI is committed to maintaining safe workplaces and enriching communities that can share in our successful delivery of safe, quality food to customers around the globe.
WORKPLACE
Safe workplaces where everyone's rights are protected and skills are enhanced
COMMUNITIES
Shared value for company and community created

GOALS

  • Reduce workplace hazards
  • Respect workers' rights
  • Empower workforce with skills to succeed
  • Provide safe, quality food
  • Enrich our communities
  • Support individuals most affected by food and agriculture supply chains
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How we work to drive SUSTAINABILITY in our industry

We recognize the importance of maintaining long-term, trusting relationships with our raw material suppliers and continually seek to engage them independently and through industry groups. This helps us to facilitate the sharing of best practices in environmental protection, business and supply chain ethics, as well as communicate any economic opportunities from market demands. We set high standards for our suppliers and benchmark their performance with best practices and ensure consistent quality through regular audits and supplier feedback loops while providing the support and insight necessary to help them meet ambitious sustainability goals.

WAYS WE ARE WORKING TO INFLUENCE THE INDUSTRY
  • Convening our supply chain to share best practices and industry insights from sustainability on priority topics
  • Showcasing standout raw material producers in our semi-annual publications and sponsoring them in additional recognition programs from customers and other industry groups
  • Partnering with academic experts and industry leaders to advance sustainability innovations for our supply chain and train others on best practices
  • Sourcing from a wide variety of recognized enrichment programs to support our customers in meeting their sustainability commitments
  • Joining with industry leaders to advance sustainable agriculture across our many sourcing regions
  • Setting the standard for sustainable practices in manufacturing and supply chain responsibility
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ORGANIZATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

Beef
  • Australian Beef Sustainability Framework
  • Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB)
  • U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (USRSB)
  • European Roundtable on Beef Sustainability
  • Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin (PDPW)
  • German Meat Association (VDF)
Poultry
  • U.S. Poultry & Egg Association
  • National Chicken Council (NCC)
  • International Poultry Council (IPC)
  • German Poultry Association (ZDG)
  • Association of Poultry Processors and Poultry Trade in the EU countries (AVEC)
  • Australian Chicken Meat Federation (ACMF)
  • Victorian Chicken Meat Council (VCMC)
  • China White Feather Broiler Association
  • China Poultry Industry Association (CAAA)
Multi-species
  • Professional Animal Auditor Certification Organization (PAACO)
  • Animal Agriculture Alliance
  • North American Meat Institute (NAMI)
  • Protein Foods & Nutrition Development Association of India (PFNDAI)
  • Compound Live Stock Feed Manufacturers Association of India (CLFMA)
Food Production
  • Roundtable on Responsible Soy (RTRS)
  • Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)
  • Women’s Food Service Forum (WFF)
  • U.S.-China Agriculture and Food Partnership (AFP)
  • Board of PrimeSafe Victoria (Victorian State Government Meat, Poultry and Seafood Regulatory Body - AUSTRALIA)
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON PRIORITY AREAS
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