McDonald’s has announced its "2014 Best of Sustainable Supply" award winners in a report highlighting how suppliers achieved significant results by identifying opportunities and applying sustainable solutions in diverse places across the world.
More than 600 entries were submitted, with Arla Foods earning a prestigious place alongside 50 other leading projects. McDonald’s leadership and external subject matter experts recognised Arla Foods for sustainability leadership in the Climate Change and Energy category for its combination trailer. Created as half milk tanker and half refrigerated container, the innovative design of Arla’s trailer significantly reduces fuel consumption and cuts carbon emissions.
"The submissions in the Best of Sustainable Supply report demonstrate that our suppliers go above and beyond to provide sustainable leadership, and that they take their commitment to preserving resources as seriously as we do," said Jose Armario, executive vice president, McDonald’s Global Supply Chain, Development & Franchising. "We are fortunate to work with such a diverse and dedicated group of suppliers to service our 35,000 global restaurants each day."
Commenting on the award and Arla Foods’ combination trailer being featured as a case study in McDonald’s 2014 Best of Sustainable Supply report, Ahmed Laher, Arla’s business manager for McDonald’s said: "We are extremely proud of our combination trailer which is unique in the industry and already the winner of seven other prestigious awards. It is fantastic to have this recognition from McDonald’s too."