British Safety Council has awarded the OSI Food Solutions Group with the Globe of Honor Award in 2016. OSI Food Solutions received their award based on the environmental risk management strategies they employ. The award was presented by the British Safety Council during a luncheon at Drapers’ Hall in London. Along with the OSI Food Solutions group, 18 other organizations received similar awards. The council presents these awards to encourage all companies to be more conscious about the environment.
The British Safety Council audits OSI Group and others like to determine their environmental risk management performance. The council’s committee awards each organization based on a five star-based system. The OSI Food Solutions Group and the other nominees all received five-star ratings.
The OSI Food Solutions Group is one of the counry’s leading privately owned holding company of meat processors. The group services both the retail and food service industries and is headquartered in Aurora, Illinois. The company was originally started in 1909 by Otto Kolschowsky and was called Otto and Sons. Otto Kolschowsky turned it into a wholesale market trade.
In 1995, Koschowsky and McDonalds reached a deal making Otto & Sons one of the main providers of fresh ground beef patties for McDonalds. Koschowsky turned the focus of the company towards supplying beef to local McDonalds’ businesses around the area. They then began getting involved in croygenic food processing, which preserves fresh meet through liquid nitrogen freezing. To focus on their McDonalds deal, they opened a meat plant in West Chicago, that offered patty forming machines a liquid nitrogen freezing system. As their business with McDonalds grew, they decided to move all non-McDonalds business to Glenmark. Glenmark was responsible for local operations including meat supplying to supermarkets. Otto & Sons turned their name to OSI Food Group in 1975. OSI Group Buys Former Tyson Foods Plant in Chicago
The OSI Group has been successful ever since its beginning. Forbes Magazine ranked it number 58 in the list of largest private companies, bringing in a yearly revenue of $6 billion dollars. The OSI Food Solutions Group has operational plants all over the country including in Illinois, Iowa, Utah, Wisconsin and California. The OSI Food Solutions Group also operates facilities in 17 different countries all over the world including in North America, Western and Eastern Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. They continue to receive praise for their high quality products. The OSI Group also continues to improve their environment safety measures. OSI Food Solutions UK Awarded 2016 Globe of Honour by the British Safety Council