OSI Group in its 2016-2017 Global Sustainability Report revealed four initiatives it is implementing in its China poultry operations to improve its sustainability and reduce its environmental footprint.
Those initiatives include:
- OSI Group has replaced incandescent bulbs with LED bulbs, reducing its energy use and subsequently, the size of its electric bills.
- The company has reduced its ammonia discharges in broiler houses through the trail of adding Poultry Litter Treatment (PLT). Through continued use of the technology, the company hopes to cut ammonia discharges by about 100 metric tons, resulting in cleaner air.
- OSI Group began using solar heaters in its breeder and broiler farms, its hatchery, its feed mill and its OSI Weihai slaughterhouse, reducing its carbon dioxide emissions by 337 metric tons annually.
- The company has started using liquefied natural gas at its OSI Weihai and SunOSI chicken farms. As a result, it has achieved zero emissions of sulfur dioxide while also reducing its carbon dioxide emissions.
The global meat and poultry company, headquartered in Aurora, Illinois, is a global leader in supplying value-added protein items to leading foodservice and retail brands. The privately-held company has nearly 60 facilities in 17 countries, according to the WATTAgNet Top Poultry Companies Database, with the bulk of the company’s production in China.