OSI Group is a food firm led by Sheldon Lavin. The company embraces rewards and challenges of cutting edge technology. It is currently among the largest food producers across the world.
OSI started as a butcher shop in Chicago before becoming the primary supplier of McDonald’s chain of restaurants. Mr. Lavin has led the food-producing firm towards embracing new technologies and strategies to increase its efficiency and lower environmental footprint of the company operations.
New strategies and techniques are developed and adapted in the company as it faces the global demand for environmentally friendly and sustainable food production. This has contributed to the entity receiving various prestigious sustainability titles like the North American Meat Institute’s Environmental Award, the Global Visionary Award, the British Safety Council’s Globe of Honor, and the California Green Business Award. The recognitions are the crowning accomplishments of an illustrious and long business career to Lavin.
Today, OSI Group is a large company with more than 20,000 workers worldwide. It has opened 65 plants in 17 countries. In 2016, the entity was position 58 according to Forbes for its large size and a net worth of $6.1 billion. OSI adaptation to new technology allowed it to join an era of impressive growth. The introduction of liquid nitrogen cryogenic freezing technology opened new opportunities in food storage, production, and transportation. Otto & Sons were the first to adopt these advancements and the choice to look for funding allowed the company integration and basis for transformation into OSI Group. See this article at patch.com
OSI Group Sustainability
Development efforts and robust research always support OSI pursuit of sustainable strategies. It has set up two innovation centers in the US and China. These facilities work on developing new techniques and strategies to lessen the environmental effects of its operations. They help in developing efficient consumer friendly and supply chain product lines. In 2017, the company created a sustainable unit and appointed Nicole Johnson-Hoffman as the department head. OSI Group is currently a global supplier of value-added protein outputs, fruits, and vegetables. It aims at serving the world with its fresh products.