Memberships and Partnerships

African Cashew Initiative
Steering Group Member

Cocoa Merchants Association of America Committee Member

Smallholder Acceleration and REDD+ Program (SHARP)  Executive Board Member

African Cotton Association 
Steering Committee Member

ComCashew Board Member 

Sustainable Coffee Program
Steering Committee Member

Alliance for Water Stewardship Board Member and Technical Committee Member Cotton Australia Board Member

Sustainable Nut Initiative
Board Member

Almond Board of Australia
Deputy Chair


European Cocoa Association Board Member

Sustainable Rice Platform
Board Member

American Spice Trade Association
Board Member and Chair of Food Safety Committee

Federation of Cocoa Commerce

Sustainable Spices Initiative

Association of coffee exporters of Colombia (Asoexport)
President of Board

German Coffee Association (DKV – Deutscher Kaffeeverband) Member   Swiss Coffee Trade Association (SCTA) Member 

Association of Confectionery Producers (ASKOND) – Cocoa Member


Green Coffee Association
Board Member

The Forest Dialogue

Steering Committee

Association of Cotton Merchants in Europe (ACME)
Board Member

Global Coffee Platform

Board Member

The Nut Association

Association Technique Internationale des Bois Tropicaux
Board Member

Hazelnut Exporters Union Board Member 

Tropical Forest Foundation
Board Member

Australian Cotton Shippers Association

Deputy Chair

International Cocoa Association (ICA)

USDA Elimination of Child Labour Project

Better Cotton Initiative

International Cocoa Initiative
Board Member

World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)
CSA Co-Chair

Better Rice Initiative Asia
Steering Committee Member

International Nuts and Dried Fruits Council
Executive Committee and Board Member

World Cocoa Foundation
Board Member

British Coffee Association (BCA) Member

Natural Capital Coalition


Board Member

National Coffee Association Board Member



California League of Food Processors
Executive Committee and Board Member

Alternate Board Member and Working Group Member


CocoaAction Founding Member

National Association of Grain Exporters (NAESP) – Grains Member


Cocoa Association of Asia

National Dairy Union Souzmoloko
Board Member


Cocoa Livelihoods Programme

Russian Tea & Coffee Association – Coffee Member




African Cashew Initiative

The African Cashew Initiative aims to strengthen the global competitiveness of cashew production and processing in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Africa Cocoa Initiative

The WCF African Cocoa Initiative is a public-private partnership, bringing together WCF, cocoa industry members, the Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH) and U.S. Agency for International Development through its Global Development Alliance, in concert with key government institutions in the 4 countries of Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana and Nigeria. WCF/ACI is a $13.5 million, 5-year programme institutionalising effective public and private sector models to support sustainable productivity growth and improved food security on diversified cocoa farms in West and Central Africa.

Cocoa Livelihoods Programme

The WCF Cocoa Livelihoods Program is working to double the income of approximately 200,000 smallholder, cocoa-growing households in West and Central Africa. The overall goal of the programme is to increase farmer income while strengthening local service capacity.


Founded in 2008, the Competitive African Cotton Initiative (COMPACI) supports smallholder farmers all over Sub-Saharan Africa to increase the productivity of the cotton production and thus their income, as well as to improve their living conditions.

ECHOES Alliance

Building on WCF member-supported pilot education programmes, ECHOES Alliance strengthens cocoa-growing communities by expanding opportunities for youth and young adults through livelihoods, literacy and basic education.


IDH accelerates and up-scales sustainable trade by building impact oriented coalitions of front running multinationals, civil society organisations, governments and other stakeholders. Through convening public and private interests, strengths and knowledge, IDH programmes help create shared value for all partners. 

Sustainable Rice Platform (UNEP&IRRI)

The Sustainable Rice Platform (SRP) is a multi-stakeholder platform, co-convened by United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) and the International Rice Research Institute to promote resource efficiency and sustainable trade flows, production and consumption operations, and supply chains in the global rice sector.


Bureau Veritas

Created in 1828, Bureau Veritas is a global leader in Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC), delivering high quality services to help clients meet the growing challenges of quality, safety, environmental protection and social responsibility.

Cambridge Programme for Sustainable Leadership (CPSL)

CPSL has built strategic leadership capacity to tackle critical global challenges. At the nexus of world-class academic research and cutting-edge corporate practice, CPSL works with leaders to develop practical solutions that reconcile profitability and sustainability and catalyse change in the wider system.


Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit or GIZ offers customised solutions to complex challenges. GIZ is an experienced service provider and assists the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation. It offers demand-driven, tailor-made and effective services for sustainable development.


TechnoServe works with enterprising people in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses and industries. It is a nonprofit organisation that develops business solutions to poverty by linking people to information, capital and markets. 


Solidaridad is an international civil society organisation with more than 45 years of global experience in facilitating the development of socially responsible, ecologically sound, and profitable supply chains. Solidaridad works across 12 supply chains and operates through 10 regional offices on 5 continents.


The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is an financial institution and specialised United Nations agency based in Rome, the UN’s food and agriculture hub. IFAD invests in rural people, empowering them to increase their food security, improve the nutrition of their families and increase their incomes. 

Given the extent of our business – sourcing, trading, growing, processing and distributing crops and industrial raw materials, many considered to be ‘high-risk’ sustainability-wise, and many in emerging markets, Olam has a wide and diverse stakeholder base. Engagement therefore happens at every level of the business, across products, geographies and functions. 

Our stakeholders include:

  • Employees and contract workers
  • Investors
  • Large and small-scale farmer suppliers
  • Communities
  • Customers from multi-national brands and retailers to SMEs
  • Campaigning NGOs
  • Technical NGOs who are partners in many cases
  • Financiers, including Development Finance Institutions
  • Governments
  • Regulatory bodies such as the commodity exchanges
  • Industry standard bodies
  • Trade associations
  • Certification partners
  • Foundations
  • Research Institutions

We are committed to following the Free, Prior and Informed Consent process for engagement with communities and have grievance procedures in place. 

We welcome questions – please email

4C Services GmbH - 4C Code of Conduct

4C stands for “Common Code for the Coffee Community” and is a globally leading certification system for the sustainable cultivation and processing of coffee.

AfriCert Ghana Limited

Africert is the leader in Agribusiness certification, doing certification for vegetables, fruits and commodity products such as coffee, cocoa, tea,fruits and cut flowers.

Alliance for Water Stewardship

The Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) is a multi-stakeholder organization dedicated to enhancing water stewardship capacity, and guiding, incentivizing and differentiating responsible water use.

Better Cotton Initative (BCI)

The Better Cotton Initiative exists to make global cotton production better for the people who produce it, better for the environment it grows in and better for the sector’s future.


Bonsucro is a global network that provides tools, connections and support across the entire industry to help develop professionalism and resilience in the businesses who work with sugarcane and its many products.

Cotton Made in Africa

Cotton made in Africa is an initiative of the Aid by Trade Foundation which Dr. Michael Otto established in 2005 based on the conviction that only by sustainble development the livelihoods of future generations and vital resources can be protected.

Fairtrade International

Fairtrade International works to secure a better deal for farmers and workers, with an approach to trade based on a partnership between producers and traders, businesses and consumers. The international Fairtrade system – made up of Fairtrade International and its member organisations – represents the world’s largest and most recognized fair trade system.

Fair Labour Association (FLA)

FLA is a collaborative effort of universities, civil society organisations and socially responsible companies dedicated to protecting workers’ rights around the world. They are an international organisation with a dedicated staff and board, headquartered in Washington, DC, with offices in China, Switzerland and Turkey.

Forest Stewardship Council

FSC is an international, non-governmental organisation dedicated to promoting responsible management of the world’s forests. FSC certifies forests all over the world to ensure they meet the highest environmental and social standards.

Intertek Organic

Intertek are the trusted provider of quality and safety solutions for many of the world’s leading brands and companies. They help ensure the quality and safety of their products, processes and systems.

IMO Swiss AG Organic

IMO provide reliable quality control services and certification of organic, eco-friendly and socially-responsible products. From agriculture and aquaculture to forestry, cosmetics and textiles, they provide and develop solutions that really make a difference.

Rainforest Alliance

The Rainforest Alliance’s ambitious mission is to conserve biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods by transforming land-use practices, business practices, and consumer behaviour.

Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)

Since 2004, the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) has been transforming the palm oil industry in collaboration with the global supply chain, to put it on a sustainable path. They are a not-for-profit that unites stakeholders from the 7 sectors of the palm oil industry: oil palm producers, processors or traders, consumer goods manufacturers, retailers, banks/investors, and environmental and social non-governmental organisations (NGOs), to develop and implement global standards for sustainable palm oil.

Scientific Certification Systems, Inc (SCS Global Services)

Scientific Certification Systems, Inc. is a trusted leader in third-party environmental, sustainability and food quality certification, auditing, testing and standards development.

Société Générale de Surveillance (SGS)

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company.

UTZ Certified

UTZ Certified is a program and a label for sustainable farming. The UTZ Certified label is featured on more than 10,000 different product packages in over 116 countries.

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