OAK BROOK, Ill.-McDonald's announces its 2012 Best of Sustainable Supply Chain winners by highlighting 51 stories of supply chain partners address challenges to help improve food sources, the environment, communities and employee wellness across the world. McDonald's received more than 400 submissions from 172 different suppliers, making the 2012 selection process the most difficult yet impactful to date.
Supply chain achievements spanned diverse areas including meeting zero waste-to-landfill targets, taking the plastic out of plastic bottles, teaching orphans how to raise chickens, helping employees attain further education, and more. Collectively, they demonstrated the power of sharing responsibility by letting employees lead; sharing experience by applying global lessons locally; and sharing expertise through partnerships.
Best of Sustainable Supply Report highlights include "Integrated Pest Management." Leading competitive North American potato suppliers (ConAgra Lamb Weston, McCain Foods, J.R. Simplot Company) collaborated to identify and measure the implementation of best practices to reduce pesticide, fertilizer and water use.
The report can be accessed at http://aboutmcdonalds.com/mcd/sustainability/signature_programs/best_practices.html.