Sheldon Lavin Talks About Sustainability And OSI Group

OSI Group, LCC is one of the biggest food providers in the market right now. It regularly supplies big food chains like McDonald’s and has 65 facilities in 17 countries with 20,000 employees to meet their client demands. In this article, we will feature Sheldon Lavin, the face of OSI Group.


Lavin is the Chairman and the Chief Executive Officer of OSI Group, CLL and is one of the pillars of the food processing industry right now. He started his career in food processing when he helped Otto & Sons, who eventually become OSI Group, to meet funds they needed for their operations.

In 1975, when Otto started searching for international investment funds, Lavin was made a partner and Otto & Sons became OSI Group. After a few years, McDonald’s requested OSI’s full-time commitment to supplying their food chain. At this time, he became the Chairman and CEO of OSI.


OSI Group and Lavin see to it that the sustainability is also maintained during the operations of their products. In fact, Lavin committed himself to the sustainability of both his company and his clients. He is one of the influences in McDonald’s GRSB, a move where the food chain giant will move to sustainable beef.

Sheldon Lavin also received awards for his efforts in sustainability. He received the California Green Business Award (2016), Globe of Honour (2016), and Global Visionary Award (2016). Lavin is also a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from RSM US LLP (2015).

When asked about what he thinks makes him successful, he revealed that his ability to plan ahead and prepare for the future is what makes him different. He also revealed that since he was a kid, he developed the habit of making decisions that will affect his future improve. With this ability and mindset, creating a company that will stand the test of time is possible and OSI Group is the living proof. He also added that he loves seeing his plans unfold and click together over time.

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