Ethics & Compliance

    Conducting business in an ethical, socially responsible and environmentally sustainable manner must be embedded in every aspect of our business. 

    We recognise that how and what we do to achieve our success, is just as important as success itself. Upholding high standards of behaviour is fundamental to the values and culture of Olam, and central to earning and maintaining the trust of our investors, customers, suppliers, employees, communities and other stakeholders.

    To strengthen our ethical and compliance standards, we have established the Olam Ethical Business Programme (EBP). This sets out the standards and behaviours firmly expected, which are detailed in the Olam Code of Conduct, as well as our specific policies which apply to all businesses within The Olam Group.

    Code of Conduct

    Our Code of Conduct sets out our commitment to “do what is right”, founded on the values and everyday behaviours that build our distinctive culture and setting the standard for what it means to be part of Olam. The Code is available to download in multiple languages.

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      Code of Conduct - English
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      Code of Conduct - Chinese
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      Code Of Conduct - French
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      Code Of Conduct - Indonesian
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      Code Of Conduct - Portuguese
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      Code Of Conduct - Russian
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      Code of Conduct - Spanish
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      Code Of Conduct - Turkish
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    Fair Employment Policy

    Our Policy sets out our commitment to ensure that all employees are treated with dignity and fairness, and to protecting the rights of staff in our workplaces. It is aligned to our ethos of Growing Responsibly and is in full compliance with the conventions of the International Labor Organization (ILO) and United Nations Global Compact’s (UNGC) guiding principles on human rights and labour.

    Anti-bribery and Corruption Policy

    Our Anti-bribery and Corruption Policy reflects our commitment to uphold all applicable laws globally and the requirement that all our employees act professionally, fairly and with integrity in all their business dealings and relationships wherever they operate.

    Position on Human Rights and Labour

    As a global leader in food and agriculture, we acknowledge our role and responsibility to ensure respect for human rights in our operations and in our value chains across the world.

    Supplier Code

    We aim to build long-term relationships with suppliers based on responsible business practices and trust. The Olam Supplier Code sets out our expectations to support our goal to purchase raw materials and products produced in a manner that is socially responsible, economically profitable and environmentally sustainable.

    At the end of FY20, over 90% of directly originated volumes in the priority supply chains (cashews, cocoa, coffee, cotton, hazelnut, palm, and rubber) were engaged in the Olam Supplier Code. The exception was cotton (66%), because in 2019 and 2020 we added very large numbers of cotton smallholder in Chad and Togo, and we're working to bring these suppliers up to the same standard as our other risk priority products. 

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      Olam Supplier Code_English
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      Olam Supplier Code_French
      Download [100KB,PDF]
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      Olam Supplier Code_Indonesian
      Download [100KB,PDF]
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      Olam Supplier Code_Portuguese
      Download [100KB,PDF]
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      Olam Supplier Code_EngLao
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      Olam Supplier Code_Vietnamese
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      Olam Supplier Code_Spanish
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    Whistleblowing

    We strive to uphold high standards of behaviour and compliance, and we encourage employees and anyone outside the company who suspects wrongdoing, or who has serious concerns, to raise a complaint through the Olam whistleblowing channel.

    All reports are treated seriously and properly investigated so that appropriate actions, where necessary, can be taken. We do not tolerate retaliation against those who raise a complaint in good faith and the procedures set out in Whistleblowing Policy are designed to ensure anonymity and protection.

    Anyone wishing to anonymously raise a complaint can do so via the Olam Whistleblowing channel.

    Responsible Marketing Policy

    Our goal is to provide marketing communications about food and beverage products that empower consumers to make informed choices that support a balanced and healthy lifestyle.

    Our Sustainability Policies and Positions

    We’re committed to operating in an environmentally sustainable manner throughout our business. We have a suite of sustainability policies and position statements to operate with, and achieve, integrity and honesty.

    Find out more on our policies and positions page. 

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