As the world population continues to grow, food producers are looking for more efficient and sustainable ways to maintain food production. Sheldon Lavin, the CEO at OSI, has utilized new technology in order to make sustainable and environmentally-friendly ways of producing food. With OSI being a major supplier to global restaurant chains such as McDonald’s, this approach has a major impact on the food industry as a whole.
Since early on in his career in the 1970s, Sheldon Lavin has been looking for more efficient ways to ship and produce food products. During his tenure at the company, OSI has expanded their product base from primarily beef products to include fruits and vegetables as well. He is currently implementing high energy efficient technology into OSI’s plants around the world to minimize the company’s environmental footprint.
His more recent efforts to create sustainable and environmentally-friendly food production methods have earned him multiple international awards. He was personally recoginized for his efforts and given the Global Visionary Award.OSI was also recognized for their responsible business practices in the past decade.In an article with Interview, Sheldon Lavin said that he hopes that future entreprenuers and business owners factor in environmental health as they build their businesses.
Another important factor that sets Lavin’s success apart is the way he conducts business. At OSI, Lavin has made sure that employees are valued and paid fairly for all their hard work. The employees notice this kindness and often comment on Sheldon being the best boss ever. Sheldon emphasized in an interview that OSI has a family culture, to which he contributed company’s success.
As the world moves forward more companies are looking to do more than just make money, but to also lead community and environmental involvement. Sheldon Lavin and OSI are an incredible example that an international, giant company can still have heart and be a success. Hopefully more companies can look to this Chief Executive Officer and start their own intiatives to make the world a better place.
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