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    Olam’s Chris Brown, General Manager of Environmental Sustainability, participates in seminar at World Water Week, 31 August – 5 September


    Chris Brown, Olam’s General Manager of Environmental Sustainability, is taking part in a seminar on Wednesday 3rd September at World Water Week in Stockholm. The seminar is entitled ‘Corporate Water Stewardship: Leveraging Collective Action in the Agricultural Supply Chain’, and it is convened by the United Nations Global Compact CEO Water Mandate. Other participants represent WWF, The Coca-Cola Company, General Mills, AB InBev and the Pacific Institute.

    Chris Brown’s contributions to the seminar will be informed by his experience as a member of the Steering Committee of the UN Global Compact’s CEO Water Mandate. In addition to this, Chris can share his experiences of working towards sustainable water management across the supply chain of a global agri-business.

    World Water Week also sees the formal launch of the Water Benefit Standard (WBS) on Wednesday 3rd September. WBS is a new certification scheme to verify and fund effective and sustainable water initiatives. Olam is one of over 30 corporate, government, academic and NGO stakeholders that make up the Water Benefit Partners.

    World Water Week, organised by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), serves as a platform for over 200 organisations to meet and examine a range of water and development issues, with a focus on positive action.


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