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OSI continues to win Globe of Honour Award

OSI Group is a private holding company made up of meat processors that serves the retail and food service industries with its international headquarters in Aurora, Illinois. The OSI Group provides bacon sausage, pork, beef, poultry and seafood dough, vegetable, fruit as well as cheese based products. The OSI Group recently received the Globe of Honor Award in 2016. The British Safety Council awarded 18 other groups with awards. OSI Group and these other 18 groups had shown excellence in managing environmental risks over the last year. After review by the British Safety Council’s audit system, each group received five stars. British Safety Council reviews different companies to analyze their environmental risk management performance. Kelly Gramwood is the Environmental Manager in Europe.

The OSI Group recently acquired Baho Food, a European manufacturer specializing in convenience foods, deli meats and snacks, providing their products to food service and retail segments. This new acquisition gives the OSI Group a bigger presence in Europe. Baho has five companies that operate in Germany and the Netherlands. The companies include Gelderland Frischwaren, Vital Convenience, Henri van de Bilt, Bakx Foods and Q Smart Life, which serves 18 European countries. The finances of the transaction has not been made public.

The OSI Group has been ranked among the top 40 of the Top 100 Food and Beverage Companies for 2014. The makers of this list considers the company’s sales of value and consumer goods processed across the globe. The OSI Group was originally known as the Otto Kolschowsky Meat Market in 1909 but was later changed to Otto and Sons in 1928. In 1975, the company transformed its identity to OSI Industries.

OSI Group prides itself as an equal opportunity employer. The OSI Group grabs graduates and professionals who idnetify with OSI Group’s vision. The criteria is not gender bias, which causes both men and women to apply for available opportunities. The OSI Group has been operating in Britain since 1989 and have won the Globe of Honor previously in 2013 and 2015. This shows their strong support of environment safety. OSI continues to grow as a major company.

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