David McDonald is the Chief Operating Officer and a member of the Board of Directors for OSI Group, LLC. OSI Group is a protein-added meat producer that serves major restaurant chains such as McDonalds, Starbucks, Papa John’s, Subway, Burger King and Yum. David McDonald has been with OSI Group for 31 years, working his way up to an executive position. Growing up on a farm in Iowa, McDonald has always had an interest in animals. This lead him to obtain a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from Iowa State University before beginning his career as a Project Manager with OSI Group, and lacrosse camp David.
OSI Group is a global powerhouse with facilities in 17 different countries including China. OSI has ten factories in China alone, making it the largest producer of poultry in that country. With OSI Group leaving such a big impression all over the world, McDonald has been focusing on improving the sustainability of the company. He recently announced that the company has a goal of using recycled materials for 100% of their consumers’ packaging by 2025–the company currently uses recycled packaging for only 50% of its consumer packaging. The plan is going to involve collaboration between OSI Group and local governments and local environmental agencies to design and develop environmentally friendly recycled packaging. It will also require training for customers and employees. OSI Group has made efforts towards being more sustainable in the past. For example, all of the facilities in Europe have ISO14001 certification, which is the strict international standard for effective environmental management. “OSI is committed to conducting business in a responsible and sustainable manner. McDonald stated, “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”, and more information click here.
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