OSI Group is a privately held international food processing company that is based in Aurora, Illinois.
OSI Group, founded in 1909, started out as a supplier of processed meat but today delivers other types of food to its clients including fruits, vegetables, condiments, sauces, and other categories. OSI Group’s clients are restaurants and private labels that are sold in grocery stores.
OSI Group has offices and facilities around the world. Some of its facilities are in the United Kingdom. In 2016 the company was awarded by the British Safety Council with the illustrious Globe of Honour Award. This award is given to those who exhibit the highest standards of management when it comes to environmental risks. In 2016 only 18 organizations won this award. The first step in winning the award is obtaining the maximum five stars on the environmental management audit scheme that the British Safety Council conducts. A company that wishes to earn this award must also show an independent panel of experts how they address environmental management throughout the entire organization.
In Food Engineering’s Top 100 Food And Beverage Companies in the World 2016 ranking, OSI Group was ranked as number 66. This was a big leap for the company over 2015 and Food Engineering gave credit for this to OSI Group’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Sheldon Lavin. It has been under his leadership that OSI Group went from supplying only the United States to being a global operation. The company continues to invest in its future and will no doubt go up the ranks.