OSI Group’s Sustainability Initiative in Full Swing

Amongst the business world, there lies a foods processing company which is ranked the 63rd highest income private company on the Forbes list of most successful companies. That organization is the OSI Group McDonalds, a holding company which last year took in $6.1 billion. The group was founded as Otto and Sons in the Chicago area around the same time that McDonalds grew to fame, and being one of McDonalds’ mains suppliers the company saw massive growth and has kept this growth to this very day.

OSI Group McDonalds is headed by CEO Sheldon Lavin who joined in 1975 when he changed the name to represent a more global and professional demeanor. The company has seen incredible growth since the beginning, and currently is focusing on sustainability initiatives by hiring a vice president of the GRSB organization, which is the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef. The representative’s name is Nicole Johnson-Hoffman, and she is currently now the CSO of OSI Group McDonalds. The goal of GRSB is to more efficiently manage resources, take care of the communities in which they operate, and to look out for well-being of the animals as best they can.

OSI Group McDonalds currently offers fish products, bacon, meat patties, poultry, pizza, and even vegetable products. This comes at the tail end of expanding beyond just the scope of McDonalds products. But McDonalds did help establish the GRSB as part of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Recently, McDonalds has been working towards sustainability efforts amongst all parts of their production process: forestry conservation efforts, water quality efforts, and C02 reduction efforts as well. Lavin once said that, “Responsibly managing our business within the social, economic, and environmental area in which we operate makes us a stronger company and a better partner to our people, our community, our environment and leading brands across the globe.”

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