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Building Sustainable Agri-Supply Chains - Olam's CR&S Report


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Building Sustainable Supply Chains - agri-business Olam International's Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability Report

Olam has a direct relationship with 3.9 million farmers across the world in over 20 agricultural supply chains.

Olam is a leading global agri-business supplying food and fibre from a network of 3.9 million farmers to 13,600 customers including all the major multi-nationals. The goal of Building Sustainable Supply Chains across its 16 platforms from rice and palm oil to cotton and timber is therefore essential to help solve the growing deficit of food and shelter to provide for the world’s burgeoning population.

In its seventh CR&S report and second GRI (G3.1), Olam outlines how it addresses six material areas, prioritised because each poses a significant opportunity or risk to a company that operates in 65 countries from the field to the retail shelf:?

  • Labour?
  • Land?
  • Water?
  • Climate Change?
  • Livelihoods?
  • Food Security & Safety

Olam’s 24 years’ experience of buying crops such as cocoa, coffee and cashew direct from small-scale farmers, provides learnings and insight into the issues and success stories. The flagship Olam Livelihood Charter is pioneering in supporting smallholders in a holistic framework through eight principles including interest-free finance, training, social investment and environmental awareness.

The report also sets out Olam’s Aspirations based on Performance Indicators, details its carbon and water footprint, gives case studies from its 180 global sustainability initiatives, explores the Olam Sustainability Standard made up of a set of policies and codes, and highlights the role of women and technology in emerging market agriculture.

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