In 2016, the British Safety Council awarded OSI Food Solutions UK Ltd. with the Globe of Honour Award at a luncheon for all organizations awarded with this honor in London’s Drapers’ Hall. The Globe of Honour Award is given to the best of the best organizations worldwide that have exemplified and excelled in managing the area of health, safety, and environmental standards.
The prestigious Globe of Honour Award was given to 18 organizations worldwide. Prior to being invited to apply, every year an organization must have previously received a five-star result from one of these rigorous audits conducted by the British Safety Council’s environmental management group as a requirement:
Occupational Health and Safety Audit
Joint Health, Safety, and Environmental Audit
Any combined audits
After the application is received, each organization applying must then undergo another audit conducted by an independent panel of experts. The organizations awarded are those who exemplify excellent health, safety and environmental best in practice management standards throughout the organization.
OSI Food Solutions is under the OSI Europe and part of the overall OSI Group, LLC umbrella. OSI Food Solutions are in these six countries in Europe: Germany, Poland, Spain, Austria, Hungary, and the UK. OSI Food Solutions UK manufactures and offers consumer products such as breakfast sausages, bacon, hot dogs, cooked beef patties, sandwich meats, raw chicken, smoked and kettle products for consumers within the United Kingdom.
OSI Food Solutions continues to exhibit substantial growth with their current expansion in Spain. Seeing the demand of chicken from Spain and Portugal increase annually by 6% in the past twelve years and an increase of 8% just within the past three years, OSI’s entrepreneurial culture met the demand and expanded their chicken production plant at OSI Food Solutions Spain. This current expansion has doubled their chicken production capacity from 12,000 tons to 24,000 ton with a total combined of chicken, beef, and pork products of 45,000 tons.
OSI Group, LLC under the visionary leadership of Sheldon Lavin, chairman, and CEO, OSI Europe, and particularly OSI Food Solutions will continue to make their mark in the European Food Industry. From the start of Mr. Lavin’s leadership, he wanted to create an entrepreneurial environment where employees are free to collaborate and take ownership. This way of doing business has worked extremely well and has been measured by the low personnel turn over rate these past 40+ years.