The OSI group started off in Chicago as a butcher shop and now, it is one of the biggest food manufacturers in the world. It has 65 branches in 17 countries and has over 20,000 employees all over the World. It has been ranked by Forbes as the 58th biggest private organization in 2016 whose net Value is $6.1 billion. It is the main supplier of food to McDonald’s.
Its current CEO and chairman is Sheldon Lavin who has directed the OSI group to embrace new technology and strategies to make the company sustainable. The company can only do this by increasing efficiency and reducing the environmental trail of the organization’s operations.
The company’s new strategies and techniques are being adopted and developed to face the international need for more environmental friendly and sustainable food production. This has led to the company and Lavin being awarded important sustainability awards.
OSI group is committed to sustainability and has a chief sustainability officer who is one of the core leaders. This position manages global sustainability strategies and helps grow and lead strategic focus relative to various scopes of sustainability throughout the companies supply chain. This position is currently being held by Nichole Johnson.
OSI group has created two innovation centers to develop new techniques that will reduce the environmental impact. They signify a major investment in creating consumer friendly products and a more effective supply chain. Due to the size and experience of the company as a food processor it can focus its resources on creating best practices that can be distributed all over the supply chain.
The company has a larger base and is not only focused on McDonald’s brand foods. It is a worldwide supplier of fruits and vegetables and not value added protein foods only. McDonald’s emphasis on green enterprises and sustainable food manufacturing has strengthened OSI’S personal corporate choices. McDonald’s has committed itself in supporting sustainability best practices, reducing gas emission from green houses, water quality and forest conservation.
Lavin efforts on sustainability on daily operations in the company has strongly being engraved into the 20,000 employees all over the World.