OSI Group is a food processing company that is headquartered in Aurora, Illinois. The company was founded in 1909 as a family butcher’s market located in Oak Park, IL.
One of the biggest events in the history of the company came in 1955 when they were chosen by McDonald’s as one of their beef suppliers. In the 1960’s narrowed its large network of beef suppliers to just four, one of which was OSI Group. OSI Group has grown into an international supplier of processed foods with 65 facilities in 17 countries.
While OSI Group originally only supplied processed meat to their clients, today their offerings are more diverse. Among what they process are fish, pork, bacon, hot dogs, vegetables, wheat products, and poultry. OSI Group also has subsidiaries, such as Baho Food and Flagship Europe, through which they offer processed foods like pies, sauces, dressings, mini desserts, meatballs, condiments, and various snacks.
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OSI Group works to have a sustainable relationship with the communities they are in and serve as well as measures to limit their business activities impact on the environment. In a statement the President and Chief Operating Officer of OSI Group, David McDonald, affirmed the company’s commitment to positively contribute to the lives of their employees, sustain environmental resources, and make a positive impact on global communities. Among other initiatives the company engages in, all of their European facilities have achieved ISO 14001 Certification. This certification is the most stringent standard in the world for environmental management. OSI Group has also donated more than 252,000 pounds of food to Feeding America and more than 55,000 pounds of food in the Philippines in order to help feed homeless children. The company takes animal welfare seriously and as part of that holds workshops and training sessions for both its employees and suppliers in order to promote the responsible handling and care of livestock. OSI Group is also involved in many community programs and nonprofits around the globe; among these are Literacy – USA, Children’s Cancer Charity in Germany, and the United Kingdom’s Safe Cycling Campaign.