Reduced Waste

    We want to feed more people and increase farmer incomes by reducing food waste.

    A third of the food currently produced never reaches our plates, and in the markets in which many of our supply chains operate, as much as 40% of food is lost during harvest, drying, storage, and transport. These are particularly sobering facts considering estimates that we'll need 50% more food by 2030 to feed the world's growing population.

    Our Initiatives Include:
    • Measuring and reducing crop loss in our directly managed farms, processing, and logistics operations, and in third-party supply chains, where possible

    • Operating a ‘waste hierarchy’ in those operations so that the greatest amount of waste can be recovered and/or destroyed in an environmentally sound manner

    • Participating in major global initiatives intended to halve the amount of food loss by 2030 such as WBCSD Food Loss and Waste Programme; Champions 12.3; Sustainable Rice Platform.

    More About Reduced Waste


    Post-harvest Training

    Rich biodiversity of the Bynekere Estate contributes to Robusta and Arabica coffees. Previously poor post-harvest techniques have resulted in an inconsistent and lower-quality coffee.


    Wageningen University Pilot Study

    Reducing losses in Olam’s rice value chain can positively affect different stakeholders in the value chain.

    Talk to Us About Sustainability

    We encourage conversation and aim to build connections with those that share our passion for sustainability.

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