Tackling Deforestation

Preventing deforestation in our cocoa supply chain

Olam is committed to ending deforestation and forest degradation across our entire cocoa supply chain. This forms part of our pledge, under our Living Landscapes Policy, to protect areas of high conservation value and to eliminate unacceptable land use practices across our agricultural supply chains worldwide.

As a signatory to the Cocoa and Forests Initiative (CFI) we are implementing an action plan to eliminate deforestation, protect and restore forests and work with farming communities that depend on cocoa for their livelihoods in Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire and across our global cocoa supply chain. We implement sustainability programmes in partnership with our international chocolate and confectionery customers, which are all independently verified and are focused on 3 key areas:

Download to read Olam Cocoa's CFI action plans
  • Olam Cocoa CFI Narrative Download [538KB, PDF]
  • Olam Cocoa CFI Action Plan for Côte d'Ivoire Download [107KB, PDF]
  • Olam Cocoa CFI Action Plan for Ghana Download [145KB, PDF]
  • Olam Cocoa CFI Press Release Download [69KB, PDF]

What to know more?

Child labour monitoring and remediation

As part of Olam’s supply chain, SCINPA is committed to the eradication of child labour on cocoa farms and has set up a Child Labour Monitoring and Remediation System.

Child Labour in Cocoa: Why It’s So Hard to Combat and What We’re Doing About It

60% of child labour is in the agricultural sector. That’s a staggering fact made more concerning when you learn in West Africa, where 70% of the world’s cocoa is sourced, 2.1 million children work in cocoa fields.

Want to get the latest from Olam? Subscribe for latest updates.