Spotlight on OSI Group’s Recent 2016 Globe of Honor Award and Baho Food Acquisition

OSI Food Solutions UK bagged the celebrated Globe of Honor award in 2016. The award is usually awarded by the British Safety Council and OSI Group managed to scoop it due to their exemplary environmental risk management. Winners were announced during a luncheon held at Drapers’ Hall, London on November 25, 2016.

The OSI Group was among the 18 organizations that were awarded with this prestigious award due to their commendable and great environmental management practices.

About the Globe of Honor Award

An organization has to fulfill the conditions set by the council in order to be considered for it. The organization undergoes an audit scheme where it has to garner the maximum five stars to earn a consideration. In OSI Group’s case, an environmental management audit scheme had been carried out earlier by the British Safety Council (August 2015 – July 2016).

OSI Group also carried out a demonstration to showcase their merit before an autonomous panel of experts on their environmental management. This merit covered all aspects of the business all the way from the ground floor to the boardroom.

Reactions to the Award

British Safety Council chair, Lynda Armstrong OBE, expressed her praise to the OSI Group for winning the award on behalf of her council staff and trustees. Lynda talked about the stature that comes along with the award as it is a reflection of the great management followed by such an organization on the various environmental hazards present today.

She was happy with the high number of organizations that managed to win the award for adopting a great integrated approach in environmental protection. The award was received by Kelly Grimwood, the environmental manager Europe of OSI Group from the chief executive of British Safety Council, Mike Robinson. OSI Group has won the same award previously on two occasions in 2013 and 2015.

Acquisition of Baho Food

OSI Group made an announcement that it had acquired Baho Food, a Dutch company that manufactures convenience foods, deli meats and snacks. Baho Foods serves a number of retail segments as well as the food service in general. There were no specific figures released concerning the transaction. According to the president and CEO of OSI Group, David G. McDonald, this acquisition will help in broadening and making better its presence in Europe.

In addition, the processing strengths of OSI Group today will be complemented with this acquisition. This will enable OSI Group to meet the different and dynamic needs and expectations of its customers. The managing director of Baho Food, John Balvers, will be retained alongside his team.

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