People often forget that until quite recently, food used to be the biggest concern in most people’s lives. Starvation and malnutrition were something that was in the back of most people’s minds throughout most of human history. Thankfully, that’s no longer the case for most of the modern world.
But every now and then it’s worth taking a step back to appreciate the people who ensure that most people will never need to fear an empty belly. Even more appreciation should be shown for companies that not only manage that feat, but do so while protecting other aspects of the natural world. And this is exactly what happened recently when the OSI Group received the Globe of Honour from the British Safety Council.
The OSI Group received formal recognition for their proven track record of environmental safety. The company’s main goal is to provide food to a variety of different industries. But there’s quite a few ways in which a company might go about it. The OSI Group has always held to a philosophy of environmental responsibility. Their high standards gained them some high honors from the British Safety Council. They went on to add that leadership is an especially important part of any movement toward excellence. The award isn’t simply about noting that a company has gone above and beyond. The award is also about showcasing examples for other companies to follow in the future.
The OSI Group’s success is helping them improve the overall state of affairs in the food industry as a whole. The company is constantly expanding, and taking their high standards with them. For example, they recently purchased one of the larger Tyson food plants. In doing so they saved the jobs of quite a few employees. This also meant that OSI’s high standards were able to expand into a new area.
OSI’s expansion highlights the importance of their award. When a company does well then it’s natural for the business world to take note. The practices and general ethos within a company are often held out as a framework to achieve equal success. When companies see that the high standards of OSI are a path to recognition and success than they’re likely to want to learn from them.