Established in 1989, we’re listed on the Singapore Exchange. Our global team of over 81,000 employees have built leadership positions in many of our businesses such as cocoa, coffee, cotton, nuts and spices. Our six values shape our actions towards our work, our customers, our suppliers, our culture and each other.
As well as growing crops in our own orchards and estates, we source from over five million farmers and operate 75 large processing and manufacturing facilities. We develop ingredients and packaging solutions, and deliver risk management, logistics and infrastructure to support our customers’ needs. Through our Packaged Foods Business, we market our own brands directly to consumers in Africa. Here’s a flavour of what that looks like.
Our scale and insight means we share learnings from one crop to another. Coupled with investments in processing, we have clear line of sight across these supply chains. We’re firm believers in the ability of large-scale and small-scale farmers to work hand-in-hand, increasing volumes and stimulating opportunity around our operations through smallholder “outgrower” programmes.
Our supplier network includes five million large- and small-scale farmers. Most producers are smallholders in emerging markets, so we have experienced teams on the ground all year round to support them.
With over 75 large processing and manufacturing facilities globally, we transform raw materials into bespoke ingredients, fibre and manufacturing blocks.
Safety, quality, efficiency and the environment are cornerstones of our processes. We have facilities close to production and customer markets, facilitating trading, creating employment and reducing our carbon footprint.
We employ agronomists, analysts, ginners, quality assurers, traders and many more besides. We take pride in creating solutions and innovating throughout the supply chain.
We aim to address the challenges involved in meeting the needs of a growing population, while achieving positive impact for farming communities, our planet and our stakeholders.
In January 2019, we launched a revised strategy to enhance our leadership position and capture value from key emerging consumer trends.
Our values are at the heart of our business; they’re the tangible expression of our culture and the foundation of our shared philosophy.
It is an honour to be recognised by others. In recent years, we have been proud to receive awards for excellence in sustainability, leadership, management, corporate responsibility, investor relations, corporate governance, transparency and the way we manage our workforce.