updated - June 2, 2020 Tuesday EDT
KFC has come up with an eco-friendly program to get rid of its old uniforms of their staff and convert it to a carpet underlay, which is available for commercial selling.
Through the help of its current food suppliers, Cud Fresh Salads and Unifresh, KFC will eliminate that old uniforms and send it to the Pacific NonWovens. This is a company that uses fiber technology who does the re-purposing. And this will start at the end of 2014.
The KFC Australia's head supply chain official, Michael Clark stated that, "our suppliers will gather old uniforms while they are doing deliveries. They will then send the 7,000 kilos of materials to Pacific NonWovens, coming from their distribution areas."
This program was initiated when the company launched the 25,000 latest uniforms, with the latest design, to over 600 units. The brand wants to secure that the old uniforms are properly disposed-in an eco-friendly way of disposing it.
"Converting this old uniforms gives a huge impact to the operation and very challenging for the logistic department. This made the brand exercise their creative juices and thought of something unique," as what Clark commented.
One of the main pillars in in the brand's social corporate responsibility program is the environment. And so the top official has acknowledged the necessity to come up with this new platform.
"It is imperative that we find ways on how to help our environment through the available resources that we have. This helps all our stores to lessen the energy consumption and practice proper disposal of waste. It is very important for every restaurant to observe cleanliness and learn how to maintain it," he added.
One of the officials from Cut Fresh Salads, Cathy Covina said, "she was very proud and acknowledged the initiative done by the organization. We are excited on this program and working together with KFC Australia."
She added, "this new strategy has made our partnership with KFC solid and be able to continue such act in the future."
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