OSI Food Solutions has been in operation for well over a century and have continued to show excellence in the food industry. With an origin back in 1909 in Aurora, Illinois, the family meat market opened by Otto Kolschowsky flourished as a major meat supplier. They would go on to supply early start-up McDonald’s with fresh ground beef patties in 1955 and opened a high-volume meat plant in Chicago in 1973. The company was ranked as the 136th largest private company via Forbes in 2011. Today they are among America’s top 100 food companies, and an award-winning operation as well.
In 2016, OSI Food Solutions received the prestigious Globe of Honour Award from the British Safety Council. This particular award was given out to 18 different organizations around the world based on how well their management handled environmental risks. This criterion was measured by the British Safety Council’s audit scheme conducted from August of 2015 through July of 2016. OSI had to achieve five stars on the audits throughout this period. In addition, OSI had to demonstrate excellence in environmental management to an independent panel of experts. This excellence had to be shown from their shop floor to the boardroom in order to qualify OSI for the award.
The award was presented to OSI Food Solutions UK during a special awards luncheon in November of 2016 at the Drapers’ Hall in London. OSI’s Kelly Grimwood, who serves as Environmental Manager Europe, received the award on behalf of the company from Mike Robinson, the Chief Executive of the British Safety Council. During the presentation, Robinson credited the leadership of an organization as helping to achieve excellence. Robinson added that good leadership can help to “inspire people towards excellence,” which OSI continues to do with their employees.
The privately-owned company’s headquarters continues to successfully operate from Aurora, Illinois. The company provides fresh and frozen meat products to many clients. They operate 65 facilities worldwide in at least 17 countries, with over 200,000 employees working for them, providing massive reach. Due to their global reach, they are able to utilize extensive vendor resources. The company also uses innovative ideas and products in order to facilitate different aspects of meat processing.
With their abilities to purchase new equipment or adapt their processing methods, OSI Food Solutions can work with clients to make sure they get exactly what they want. It’s no surprise that they are as successful as they are and receiving awards within their industry as OSI continues to meet their client’s changing needs.
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