OSI Group is a premier global food provider founded in 1909. The company provides processed protein items like sausage links, bacon, and beef patties to major retail food brands and food service industries. Forbes ranks OSI Group number fifty-eight in their “America’s Largest Private Companies” category, and with good reason. The company is rapidly expanding in locations like China and continue to reduce the cost of distribution while increasing income.
The company operates in seventeen different countries with more than sixty facilities worldwide. Tyson foods recently sold one of their processing facilities and storage warehouses to OSI in early June of 2016. The two-hundred thousand sq. ft. plant, which is located in Chicago, is relatively close to many of OSI’s facilities. When they bought the warehouse, they managed to keep on two-hundred fifty of the employees formerly working for Tyson. OSI claims that this location will continue to support business growth.
By acquiring Flagship Europe, a supplier of frozen poultry and other various items, OSI Group made yet another smart business move. Since adding Flagship Europe to their network, OSI now has an even stronger presence in Europe, according to president David McDonald.
OSI Group is known for their charitable activities. Sheldon Lavin, Chairman and CEO of OSI Industries, is on the Board of Trustees for Ronald McDonald House Charities. In July 2014, a group from OSI UK road 300 miles to raise money the RMHC. The bike ride was a huge success and helped many families and children in the UK. In 2015, OSI North America put in over three-hundred volunteer hours to Feeding America, a nationwide food bank that supplies more than forty-six million people each year.
Many global companies know that their facilities and plants leave a large “carbon footprint” and do nothing about it. OSI Group is consistently monitoring their carbon output, reviewing the results, and doing everything they can to reduce the emissions. By 2020, OSI Group plans to:
Reduce energy intensity by ten percent
Reduce water intensity by ten percent
Achieve zero waste to landfill
This company does much more than providing retailers with quality meats. OSI Group truly cares about how society views them on a global scale.
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