Sustainability as a Part of Corporate Culture: Sheldon Lavin’s Efforts to Go Green

Sustainability is not just a fad, it is a way to take better care of the environment and leave the Earth in a better state for future generations. Sheldon Lavin, CEO of OSI Group, is in charge of one of the world’s largest food producers. He understands the importance of sustainability and has made it a core value of his company. OSI Group stays at the forefront of technology by continually striving to improve sustainability efforts and reduce the carbon footprint of their company.

Sustainability Awards Won by Sheldon Lavin

  •  British Safety Council’s Globe of Honour
  • California Green Business Award
  • Global Visionary Award
  • North American Meat Institute’s Environmental Award

Humble Beginnings

Sheldon Lavin did not become the CEO of a successful multinational business overnight, in fact, he started out working on his family’s farm in Iowa. From there he attended Iowa State University where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in animal science. He went on to assist in attaining financing for Otto & Sons, a food processing company. He then agreed to join the company. After he stayed on the company significantly expanded and was renamed OSI Group. From there OSI became an international company that would continue to thrive for decades to come.

OSI Group is a huge corporation that operates all around the globe. They provide quality products and jobs in 27 countries. The global company also focuses on enriching each community where they are located. They work to engage with local communities in a positive manner it is all a part of their corporate ethics and goals. CEO Sheldon Lavin has worked to make his company sustainable. He strongly believes that he has a corporate responsibility to have a minimal environmental impact. Lavin has won several sustainability awards for his continued efforts internationally.