At OSI Vista we’re concerned with the impact of our business activity on our world. We strive to maintain a positive and sustainable relationship with the people, the communities and the environments we contact. We work to responsibly manage our business within the social, economic and environmental frameworks in which we operate while continually exploring ways to improve our sustainability impact. Food industry sustainability and our global supply chain sustainability are top priorities. These sustainability efforts are in force throughout our global network and have been recognized by the food industry.
Our Mission is to responsibly manage our business within the social economic and environmental framework in which we operate while continually exploring ways to improve our sustainability impact.
Vista OSI strives to drive sustainability efforts in the areas of: Human Health & Welfare, Animal Health & Welfare, Climate Change & Energy, Waste, Water, Land, Community Impact and Economics.
OSI Vista Sustainability Achievements(Year 2012)
“Best of Sustainable Supply” Winners Exemplify Commitment to Bettering the Planet, Enriching Communities & Serving High-Quality Food”
OSI Vista was “recognized by one of the Key customer for Best Sustainability practices” for two of its sustainability projects.
The project involving Production and Agricultural Practices was both educational and practical in nature, as OSI Vista worked with farm input companies to teach their growers about the efficient use and environmentally safe handling of farm chemicals and pesticides. The consumption of those materials has increased in Indian agriculture by more than 100% in the last two decades. This training resulted in approved pesticides being used by 100% of the farms used to supply Vista.
The Water Conservation and Micro-irrigation Project involved the education of and assistance to vegetable growers (lettuce and tomatoes) to implement drip and sprinkler irrigation systems versus low-efficiency flood irrigation methods. This has led to lower electricity use, fewer weed problems and less soil erosion.
OSI Vista was one of 51 recipients of the global honor out of 400 entries. A panel of executives and external experts, including BSR, Conservation International, Food Animal Initiative (FAI) and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) of OSI Vista key supplier selected the final 2012 Best of Sustainable Supply winners.
OSI Vista Sustainability Achievements (Year 2014)
“Best of Sustainable Supply” Winners Exemplify the Company’s Commitment to
Partnering with Suppliers that Make a Difference
OSI Vista was named in 2014 Best of Sustainable Supply report for two of its sustainability projects for one more time.
OSI Vista along with its supplier partner’s efforts has implemented an integrated wastewater treatment system that converts wastewater into potable water and recovers methane gas for green fuel. The wastewater treatment system uses gravity to channel discharge water from Vista’s and Pagro’s processing sections toward the wastewater plant. The anaerobic digestion and lagoon treatment treats 80% of wastewater, produces almost no sludge, emits fewer odors, and uses no electric power. This system can handle the effluents from farm vegetable processing and production and requires little space
Discharge water exceeds the biological oxygen demand levels for agricultural use set by the local government, and the facility is rated a “zero” discharge facility because 100% of discharge is used for watering. The company uses the minimal sludge produced in the treatment as manure for a tree plantation and the lawn.
OSI Vista is leading an effort to educate vegetable grower suppliers across India to help them maintain soil fertility and productivity. Vista has developed integrated crop husbandry practices, encouraging crop rotation and fallowing. In some locations, vegetables are an intercrop grown between perennial fruit crops like apples to conserve nutrients and add organic matter to the soil. Farmers have modified cultivation to suit the geography and climate. Micronutrient companies and university labs have helped provide training sessions for farmers in Integrated Nutrient Management (INM).
OSI Vista supplier farms are increasing their use of organic manures, vermi-compost, micronutrients and bio-fertilizers to consistently improve in productivity and product quality, such as freshness and extended shelf life.
A total of 51 entries were recognized from nearly 600 submissions received.