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Climate Action

Challenge: Reduce, mitigate and 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. Another key source of this challenge is processing, as well as transportation, both land and sea.

Our Initiatives Include:
  • Participation in both 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
Goals and Progress:

We report on the goals and targets in the Natural Capital section of our 2020 Annual Report. Updates include:

AtSource Infinity – Regenerating Coffee Ecosystems

On a tropical mountainside of the Frailesca region in Mexico, farmers are planting new coffee saplings and forest trees.

They are part of a reforestation project with the Alliance for Sustainable Landscapes and Markets, in partnership with USAID Mexico and Rainforest Alliance that is working to conserve biodiversity and provide sustainable livelihoods in the biological corridor of Chiapas, one of Mexico’s key coffee growing states.

The livelihoods of 100,000 families in this area depend on coffee, making the beautiful, heavily forested El Triunfo and La Sepultura biosphere reserves vulnerable to deforestation and degradation, as the impact of climate change on productivity drives farmers higher up the mountain to expand their farmland. The result is uncontrolled fires becoming more frequent, with a serious threat to biodiversity, productive landscapes and the local population’s safety. 

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Rice Cultivation is a Leading Contributor to Climate Change

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

Increasing Climate Temperatures can have a Significant Impact

Equally, as with some other supply chains in emerging markets, low incomes among smallholder coffee growers can mean that they encroach into forest to grow more coffee to increase yields.

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