Climate Action

    We aim to reduce, mitigate and be able to adapt to the impacts of changing weather patterns. 

    Agriculture, forestry and other land use sectors account for almost a quarter of manmade global warming pollution, and its farmers, suppliers, processors, and broader communities often suffer its direct and indirect effects on livelihoods and health.

    Measuring Progress

    There are many interrelated activities which we undertake to address climate change. We focus on key areas which will make a material impact. To measure our progress we have a series of goals. 

    Read about some of our climate action-related activities and progress against our goals over the last year in our most recent annual report.

    A Focus on GHG Emission

    We have been working on climate change risk modelling and GHG reductions and valorisation to cut emissions within our own operations and our supply chain. Through our proprietary platform Terrascope, we have improved our reporting capabilities and analytics, enabling us to successfully prioritise effective strategies to reduce emissions.

    The system allows us to aggregate data from multiple sources and to identify gaps required to enhance the accuracy of carbon measurement. It offers the flexibility to interrogate and present data at a granular farm level, up to a macro business level.

    We are currently undertaking a pilot with a small group of external organisations. In the future we will offer the platform to customers as a paid service to help them measure and manage the effectiveness of their carbon reduction programme and support them on their journey towards achieving net-zero.

    Partnering for Scale

    We continue to review our own operations and supply chain, to make positive changes. However, we cannot make the level of change required alone. We are active in a number of sector-wide initiatives and are collaborating with customers to help them mitigate their environmental impacts.

    Olam and sector programmes to build smallholder farmer resilience through:

    • Climate-smart agricultural practices
    • Regenerating landscapes with the aim of net positive carbon impact
    • Monitoring and prohibiting conversion or degradation of critical habitats
    • Minimising emissions from farming, processing and transport
    • Public commitment and reporting via the Science Based Target Initiative and CDP 

    Initiatives Supporting Climate Action

    AtSource Infinity

    On a tropical mountainside in Mexico, farmers are planting new coffee saplings and forest trees. Find out how this reforestation project conserves biodiversity and provides sustainable livelihoods.

    Rice Cultivation

    Over a 20 year period, methane is up to 72 times more potent than carbon dioxide as a greenhouse gas, accounting for a significant proportion of the global warming we experience today.

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