We began operations in East New Britain in 2000, exporting cocoa beans and today we operate in all of the country’s cocoa-producing regions and also export coffee beans from the Highlands and Morobe.
Our leadership position in both cocoa and coffee is the outcome of a commitment to best practices and to the welfare of our farmer suppliers and their communities.
These efforts have been acknowledged by both the government and other organisations – including the Cocoa Board of Papua New Guinea and the Coffee Industry Corporation.
Our coffee division has engaged smallholder farmers and industry participants through 4C and UTZ certification and the cocoa division has seen a number of sites receive Rainforest Alliance Certification.
More than 4,000 cocoa farmers have been embraced and supported by the Olam Livelihood Charter, receiving financing, training, and market access, to empower farmers to achieve better quality crops and yields.