Arla Foods recognised by McDonald’s as sustainable supply award winner

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.”
Click here for the complete list of “Best of Sustainable Supply” winners.

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.”

Arla Foods is a global dairy company and a cooperative owned by 13,500 European farmers, of which over 2,800 are British. With production facilities in 12 countries and sales offices in a further 30, Arla is the sixth largest dairy company in the world.

Employing more than 18,000 colleagues worldwide, Arla Foods amba’s product portfolio includes well known brands which are sold in more than 100 countries and the cooperative is also the world’s largest supplier of organic dairy products.

As well as being the leading supplier of fresh milk to the UK’s major retailers, Arla UK is home to the Lurpak, Anchor, Cravendale and Castello brands and a major supplier to McDonald’s.

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