OSI Group sustainability approach under leadership of Sheldon Lavin

OSI Group is the largest food production company in the world today. The company, which is under the leadership of CEO Sheldon Lavin is one of the companies which have shown a great track record of consistent growth. OSI group has a long history; spanning over 100 years. Since the company was started, it has gone through some major developmental stages. When it was started, it was just a butcher shop located in Chicago that had been started by a German immigrant. It later developed into a wholesale business and took the direction of a family business. At this point, it was named Otto & Sons. Until the 1970s this remained the name of the company.

In the 1950s, Otto & Sons got a deal to supply hamburgers to McDonald’s which had just been established. This would be a major opportunity for the company as it would give it the drive to grow further. It even reached a point while McDonald’s was growing that Otto & Sons had to build a plant purposely to supply McDonald’s. As time elapsed, Otto & Sons was changed to OSI Group and placed under the leadership of Sheldon Lavin. Lavin is the one who has now pushed the company to greater heights after he made sure that the company was in a position to move to the global market. OSI Group is today an impressive business which has dominated the food industry. The company is now supplying its food products to 17 countries. This growth has been recorded under the leadership of Sheldon Lavin.

Sheldon Lavin is about 85 years old, but even at this age, he is not ready to leave the company. He wants to make changes that will lead to great development in the company. His approach to production has changed in recent times, and he is paying more attention to the sustainability of the production methods. OSI group is now incorporating state-of-the-art technologies in its facilities to improve efficiency while at the same time reducing environmental pollution. Sheldon Lavin has pinpointed sustainability as a key factor in future operations of the company. The company will try as much as possible to stick with industry’s best practices.


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