OSI Group is a global leader in the food industry that offers custom food solutions. The company was founded in 1909 by Otto Kolschowsky; a German immigrant who decided to open up a meat market in Illinois. Eventually, he expanded the business and moved it closer to Chicago where he renamed it Otto & Sons. In 1975, the company changed name to OSI Industries, which is now also known as OSI Group. At this time, OSI started supplying McDonalds with its meat, and the company grew and grew as McDonalds also did.
By the year 2016, OSI Group was named as the #58 largest private company in the United States and was valued at $6.1 billion. This, of course, has brought the company plenty of positive attention and has allowed many to take a closer look at the growing food service giant. During the same year, in the UK, OSI Group, also known as OSI Food Solutions UK, was given the highly valued Globe of Honour Award by the British Safety Council. This award recognizes OSI Group as a company that manages its environmental risks extremely well. Something to note is that for a company to even be considered for this award they must already have been given five stars by the British Safety Council through an auditing scheme that happens months earlier. It also has to be determined that each company that gets considered for the award manages their environmental risks throughout the entire company; not just in one area.
Anyone who has done their homework will know that winning this award comes as no surprise to OSI Group. Not only is their management of environmental risks a top priority, but the company is also a global leader in keeping its operations as sustainable and harmless to the local communities it works in as possible. OSI keeps close tabs on and manages its waste activities, the water it uses, its energy usage, animal welfare, sound agricultural and other farming practices, and the health and safety of its own workers and the environments they work in. On top of this, the company treats its employees like they are part of a larger family, and as an equal opportunity employer, OSI Group does not discriminate when hiring workers. The company always has plenty of jobs available to contribute to the local economy where its plants and facilities are based, and it plans on continuing the same trend as it expands all over the world.