OSI Group was recently presented with the Globe of Honor award (2016) by the British Safety Council. The award was in recognizance of the exemplary management it had taken on environmental risks. This happened during the awards luncheon held on November 25, 2016 at the Draper’s Hall, London. OSI Group was among the 18 organizations in the world that were feted with the prestigious award. All these organizations had shown their excellence in the area of environmental management.
Qualifying for the award
For an organization to compete for this award, it must get a maximum of five stars from the British Safety Council when it conducts an audit scheme on its environmental management. In this case the audit scheme took place between August 2015 and July 2016. On top of that, the organization had to demonstrate their excellent environmental management to an autonomous panel of specialists. The environmental management should be portrayed throughout the business from its first floor up to the boardroom. Lynda Armstrong OBE, the chairperson of British Safety Council congratulated OSI Food for scooping the award and was pleased that a large number of organizations managed to win the award.
OSI Group Purchase Flagship Europe
In late December of 2016, an announcement was made by the Flagship Food Group stating that it had accepted an offer from OSI Group for its Flagship Europe. The OSI Group is based in the United States and is involved in the food manufacturing industry with several facilities in America, Asia and Europe. Flagship Europe on the other hand deals with food service products in the UK and this includes sous vide equipment, frozen poultry, Oliver James pies as well as dressings, sauces and mayonnaise. Russell Maddock, the chief executive of Flagship Executive, stated that the acquisition would present a great opportunity for the brand as it would access new global markets and clients being part of the OSI Group.
OSI Group acquires Tyson Foods plant for $ 7.4 million
Earlier in June 2016, OSI Group acquired a Chicago-based food plant that was formerly owned by Tyson Foods. Tyson Foods had earlier indicated that about 480 persons would lose their jobs due to an imminent shutdown. Caroline Ahn, a spokeswoman for Tyson Foods, stated that on the last day of production, the plant had about 250 employees and most of them were offered jobs by the OSI Group. Alison Kovaleski, an OSI spokeswoman did not shed light on the number of employees in the plant and the Group’s future plans for it. OSI Group indicated on its website that the plant would provide a much needed infrastructure to meet customer demands.
Rainbow34 January 27, 2017
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