The British Safety Council is known to carry out prestigious award ceremonies for all businesses that adhere to certain standards. It grants its Globe of Honor award to businesses that demonstrate outstanding commitment to environmental safety. Similarly, the Sword of Honor award is given to businesses that show a drive and commitment towards the safety and health of their workers. To Qualify for these awards, companies have to receive a 5-star rating during the British Safety Council environment awareness audits. The OSI Groups, in November 2016 was given both the Globe of Honor, as well as, the Sword of honor. From among the 18 countries that had qualified for these awards, only 8 businesses received both the awards. Each of the eighteen companies had to demonstrate their management of environmental issues, worker health and safety to an independent panel of experts. These demonstrations included all working areas, from the offices to the production and processing floors.
The award was presented to OSI Group’s Environmental Manager in Europe, Kelly Gramwood. It was presented by the Chief Executive of the British Safety Council, Mike Robinson. The Chair for the British Safety Council, Lynda Armstrong OBE, was also present during the ceremony and expressed her delight for the fact that more businesses are string to achieve better environmental standards.
The OSI Group has received the Globes of Honor award in 2013 and 2015 as well. It is no surprise that the company has been the recipient of these prestigious awards. With safety and quality management practices, that are top of the line, the company is committed to provide its customers with the best food and services. Among the products that it provides are, beef patties, sausage links, poultry, pizza, sandwiches, meat supplies to big chains like McDonalds and convenience and snack foods.
Headed by its CEO, Sheldon Lavin, and its President, David McDonald, the company today spreads across 18 counties, including the United States, The United Kingdom, Spain, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Poland, and China. It is the 39th largest food producing company in the united states and has more than 60 facilities all over the world. It is hard to imagine that this giant business was once a small meat market owned by a man named Otto Kolschowsky, in Chicago. Its growth and expansion are exemplary, especially the fact that through all this, standards of safety, quality and environment were never compromised.