GERSTHOFEN, Germany – OSI Food Solutions Spain was awarded the 2019 Sustainability and Environment prize by the National Association of Meat Industries of Spain (ANICE) in Madrid. OSI is the second meat company in Spain to be certified to the Social Accountability International’s SA8000 standard.

“We are very proud to have been selected for this prestigious award,” said Jose Maria del Rio, managing director for OSI Food Solutions in Toledo, Spain. “OSI is committed to all areas of sustainability, including social responsibility, the environment, and the sustainability of our supply chain. OSI has established measurable goals and objectives within those three priority areas at the corporate level, and we execute against them locally.”

OSI implemented a contract for sustainability commitment in all its European plants in 2014. The company said this contract must be signed and maintained by each plant manager yearly. The contract defines objectives that each of the sustainability areas must cover including energy efficiency, efficiency in water consumption and waste management, training and development, commitment to the community, safety and health, animal welfare and supplier auditing.

“We are very proud of the position OSI Spain holds as a sustainability leader in its local communities and the larger industry,” added Nicole Johnson-Hoffman, OSI’s chief sustainability officer. “The employees at this facility embrace social responsibility and serve the needs of this area, donating food to needy families on a regular basis and joining with other business leaders to solve big challenges like accommodating disabilities in the workforce and reducing environmental impacts in our supply chain.”