Every year the British Safety Council gives its Globe of Honour awards to businesses that demonsrate outstanding committment to environmental safety. At the same time, they give their Sword of Honour to businesses that demonstrate their committment to worker health and safety.
In November 2016, they again awarded the Globe of Honour to OSI Food Solutions U.K., part of the American company OSI Group. And OSI Group also received the Sword of Honour. Only 8 businesses received both the coveted honors. To qualify, businesses first had to receive 5 stars during the British Safety Council environmental awareness audits. After that, they had to demonstrate to an independent panel of experts that their excellent management of environmental issues and worker health and safety extended throughout the business, from the offices to the shop floor where the actual work is carried out.
OSI Group has been operating in the United Kingdom in Scunthorpe since 1989. They produce beef and pork for restaurants. They have won the Globe of Honor twice before, in 2013 and 2015. This indicates their dedication and consistency in managing environment safety.
At the ceremony, Mike Robinson presented the award to OSI Group Kelly Gramwood. Robinson is the Chief Executive of the British Safety Council. Gramwood is OSI Group’s Environmental Manage Europe.
Based in Aurora Illinois, OSI Group started out in 1909 as Otto Kolschowsky Meat Market. 19 years later the company became Otto and Sons. In 1975 they became OSI Industries. They are now the 39th largest food producing company in the United States, and operate in Germany and China besides the U.S. and the U.K.
OSI Industries produces sausage, bacon, poultry, beef, vegetables, fruit, seafood dough and cheese products to restaurants.
Recently OSI Industries took over Baho Food, and Dutch food company that makes deli meats and snacks. David G. McDonald is the current Chief Operating Officer. He said they wanted to broaden their business in Europe.