Sustainability

At Olam, we have put sustainability at the heart of our business, not just because it is the right thing to do, but because there are clear business benefits.

This will ensure that sustainability is never just a ‘nice to have’:

We need to:

Increase agricultural production for a growing population without over extending the earth’s capacity to provide

Satisfy increasing demand from customers and consumers who want to know the food and fibre they buy is ethically sourced

Ensure farmers and rural communities see farming and related activities as a viable  livelihood, particularly younger generations

Reduce risks to our business, such as climate change and water scarcity

Inspire our employees by giving additional meaning to their work.

We are driven by our ambitious corporate Purpose to Re-imagine Global Agriculture within our ethos of Growing Responsibly.  We aim to achieve 3 outcomes:

Prosperous farmers and farming systems: Re-thinking how people and companies are financially rewarded to make the agricultural sector attractive and viable

Thriving communities: Revitalising communities who depend on agricultural systems so that people live well

Re-generation of the living world: Re-generating ecosystems, soils and water to create landscapes where industrial agriculture, smallholders and other rural commerce

Through our Sustainability Framework we are addressing 10 priority (material) areas that will help us achieve these 3 outcomes. 

Sustainability reporting

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