Safe & Decent Work

    We provide and support safe workplaces that respect the rights of everyone.

    In addition to complying with all relevant laws and international agreements in our own operations, many of our supply chains are in emerging markets across highly rural areas, and can involve intermediaries and other third-parties, which makes eradicating labour issues much more complex.

    Our Initiatives Include Providing Participants in Our Supply Chain with:

    • Training on safe working practices and information on labour rights

    • Promotion of formalised labour contracts

    • Rollout of the Olam Supplier Code

    • Child labour monitoring and remediation 

    • And a grievance communications mechanism

    • Compliance and reporting on our health, safety, and working conditions as stated in the Olam Fair Employment Policy

    We Scale Impact Through Sector Initiatives

    Goals and Progress

    We report on the goals and targets in the Human and Social Capital sections of our 2020 Annual Report. Updates include:

    • Progress against our Fair Employment Policy roadmap 

    • Progress against our campaign for “An Even Safer Olam” 

    • How we’re tackling child labour 

    More About Safe and Decent Working Initiatives


    Child Labour Monitoring

    Child labour monitoring and remediation is set to be rolled out across our operations in Cameroon, in the first programme of its kind by a cocoa company. 


    Providing Safe Spaces

    Going to school during the summer holidays wouldn’t be most children’s idea of fun, but for 13 year-old Nurcan Sekiz, it means a safe space to play and not work. 


    The Fight Against Child Labour

    Child labour in cocoa producing countries often stems from some really complex societal and economic challenges.

    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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