OSI Group McDonalds Embraces Sustainability

The success and growth of OSI Group McDonalds showcases the importance of good leadership within a corporation. The use of cutting-edge technology has aided the company’s efficient food production. These forms of technology have also ensured that the corporation is able to manufacture food products sustainably. OSI Group McDonalds has also earned many prestigious awards such as the California Green Business Award, the North American Meat Institute’s Award, and the Global Visionary Award.

OSI Group is among the largest privately owned corporations worldwide. The company has 65 plants that are spread out throughout 17 countries. With such an extensive outreach, the company employs more than 20,000 individuals. OSI Group’ has also been using innovative technology since the 19th century. For instance, the company started using liquid nitrogen to preserve food. This breakthrough fortified the working relationship between the McDonalds and OSI Group. Since the advantages of technology were now evident, OSI Group invested heavily in technological to add value to the company. Read this article of OSI Group McDonald at provisioneronline.com

The products produced by OSI Group McDonalds are always on demand since the company is always up to date with the needs of their consumers. The company attains information about consumer trends through the research and development team. OSI Group McDonalds also has two Innovation Centers that are mainly tasked with looking into more efficient food production practices.

To enhance sustainability at OSI Group McDonalds, a chief sustainability officer leadership docket was formed. Nicole Johnson-Hoffman was issued the new position, and his primary goal will be formulating new sustainability strategies and implementing them accordingly. Since Johnson-Hoffman has held a variety of leadership positions in the past, his expertise will come in handy while spearheading the sustainability vision at OSI Group.

Since OSI Group has been trying to curb instances of extreme pollution to the environment, the company was issued the California Green Business Award in 2016. The company was also commended for using highly efficient forms of technology during the production process. Additionally, OSI Group has implemented a ride-share program that is used to ferry the company’s employees from one destination to another using fewer vehicles to reduce the adverse effects of car emissions on the environment.

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Nicole Johnson-Hoffman Joins OSI Industries As The First CSO

Founded in 1909, OSI Industries is currently one of the world’s largest food producers, starting out as a simple Chicago-based neighborhood butcher shop. The company was founded by Otto Kolschowsky, a German immigrant, 2 years after he arrived in the United States. In 1928 it was known as Otto & Sons, and throughout the following decades it grew a local reputation as a result of the quality meats they offered.

OSI Industries’ current CEO and Chairman is Sheldon Lavin and he has collaborated with the company ever since the 1970 when he played a key role in arranging the company’s financing. In 1975 he was made a full commitment to OSI, and he eventually climbed the ranks to the position he currently holds, and by the early 2000s he was the only remaining partner at OSI, which gave him full voting control.

Under his leadership, OSI Industries made a commitment to sustainable production. Innovation is not a new thing for OSI, as in the company’s long and rich history they have always embraced the challenges of adopting cutting-edge technologies. For example liquid nitrogen cryogenic freezing offered new production opportunities, and Otto & Sons was an early adopter of this technology.

Lavin also guided OSI Industries towards adopting the right technologies and strategies in order to increase the company’s efficiency and decrease the decrease its environmental footprint. As a result of their willingness to adopt new techniques and strategies, OSI Industries received several awards, including the Environmental Award offered by the North American Meat Institute, and the Globe of Honour offered by the British Safety Council.

Lavin made sure that the company’s pursuit of sustainability techniques is supported by development and research efforts. Thus, OSI created an R&D Center in Chicago, and tow Culinary Innovation Centers, in China and in the United States. The facilities help in developing strategies that will diminish the environmental impact of the company’s operations.

In 2017, as a result of the company’s commitment to sustainability, the position of Chief Sustainability Officer was added to the core leadership, the role being held be Nicole Johnson-Hoffman. The aim of the role is to oversee global sustainability strategies, and to also help their development. Johnson-Hoffman was a senior vice president in the company, and also a vice president of Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef – which is a consortium of food production companies who want to better manage natural resources and increase the welfare of animals, among other things.