These 51 case studies were chosen from among hundreds of supplier submissions by the Sustainable Supply Steering Committee and a panel of executives and external experts. We want to thank every supplier who took the time to tell us their story and remind us of the progress our entire supply chain is making toward sustainability.
With more than 400 impressive submissions coming from more than 176 different suppliers, selecting the top 51 projects for the 2012 Best of Sustainable Supply was an inspiring challenge. A panel of executives and external experts, including BSR, Conservation International, Food Animal Initiative (FAI), and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) selected the final 2012 Best of Sustainable Supply winners. These projects were selected based on either measurable results or innovation. We want to thank every supplier who took the time to tell us their story and remind us of the progress our entire supply chain is making toward sustainability.
Each of McDonald’s four business units – North America, Latin America, Europe, and APMEA (Asia, Pacific, Middle East, and Africa) – selected their top projects to be considered as finalists at the global level. A panel of executives and external experts then selected the final 2012 Best of Sustainable Supply projects.
Over time, all of our food and packaging will come from sustainable sources.
APMEA: Brian Kramer
Europe: Keith Kenny, Jacqui Macalister
Latin America: Leonardo Lima, Lisa Yee
North America: Susan Forsell, Jeff Fitzpatrick-Stilwell, Jessica Droste Yagan
Global: Townsend Bailey, Bruce Feinberg, Erik Gonring, Gary Johnson, Lisa McComb, Rona Starr
Bob Langert Vice President, Sustainability, McDonald’s Corporation
Francesca DeBiase Vice President, Strategic Sourcing, Worldwide Supply Chain Management, McDonald’s Corporation
Roland Bonney Founding Director, Food Animal Initiative
Sonal Pandya-Dalal Senior Advisor, Corporate Leadership Strategies, Center for Environmental Leadership in Business, Conservation International
Kai Robertson Director, Food, Beverage & Advisory Services, Business for Social Responsibility (BSR)
Jeff Malcolm Manager, Supply Chains, World Wildlife Fund United States (WWF US)
McDonald’s works closely with its suppliers to continuously improve the economic, ethical and environmental impacts of our supply chain. Our suppliers take this responsibility seriously and, in many cases, are leading the way toward a more sustainable supply chain.
In recent years, the following markets have recognized these suppliers for exceptional sustainability performance in their respective areas of the world. Winners include:
APMEA: Keystone Foods
Canada: Burnbrae Farms
Europe: Cargill Meats Europe (2010), Espersen (2011)
U.S.A.: Cargill (2010), The Coca-Cola Company (2011)