How we keep our standards high

How we do business is just as important as success itself, and high standards of behavior are fundamental to the values and culture of ofi. That’s why working in an ethical, socially responsible and environmentally sustainable way is embedded in every aspect of our business. The standards we expect are set out in the Code of Conduct and other specific policies covering all elements of our operations.

Anti-bribery

Countering corruption

Our Anti-bribery and Corruption (ABC) Policy reflects our commitment to uphold local and international law, and make sure our employees act with integrity.

 

Download our ABC Policy

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Whistleblowing

Countering corruption

We encourage employees and anyone outside the company who suspect wrongdoing to raise a complaint. Reports are treated seriously and investigated properly. We don’t tolerate retaliation against those who raise a complaint in good faith. The procedures set out in our Whistleblowing Policy are designed to ensure anonymity and protection.

 

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Fair Employment

Respecting human rights

We work hard to make sure all employees are treated with dignity and fairness, and that their rights are respected. Our Fair Employment Policy is in full compliance with the conventions of the International Labor Organization (ILO) and United Nations Global Compact’s (UNGC)  guiding principles .

 

Download our Fair Employment Policy

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Supplier Principles

The ofi Supplier Principles

At ofi, upholding high standards of behavior and conducting business in an ethical, socially responsible, and environmentally sustainable manner is integral to our continued success. We also expect our suppliers to also embrace responsible workplace practices which are communicated in the ofi Supplier Principles.

 

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Human Rights & Labor

Respecting human rights

As a large, global company we have a responsibility to make sure human rights are respected in all parts of our business.

 

Download our Position on Human Rights and Labor

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Privacy Policy

Protecting the data and information of others

Our Privacy Policy sets out how we safeguard people’s information.

 

 

Read the Privacy Policy

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Living Landscapes

Producing and sourcing sustainable ingredients

The Living Landscapes Policy supports a ‘Net-Positive’ approach to sustainable development in agricultural supply chains and landscape management. The co-existence of prosperous farmers and food systems, with thriving communities and healthy ecosystems, with the aim of putting more back into food and farming systems than is taken out. 

 

Download our Living Landscapes Policy

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PCF Code

Producing and sourcing sustainable ingredients

The Plantations, Concessions and Farms (PCF) Code defines the process and standards for managing the environmental and social requirements of acquisitions and new and existing upstream developments across the entire project lifecycle. It is applied in conjunction with theLiving Landscapes Policy.

 

Download our PCF Code

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Animal Welfare

Producing and sourcing sustainable ingredients

We fully support high animal welfare standards. These include not only good health, but mental wellbeing and the ability of animals to exhibit species-specific behaviour.

 

Download our Animal Welfare Policy

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Agri Supplier Code

Producing and sourcing sustainable ingredients

We aim to build long-term relationships with suppliers based on responsible business practices and trust. The Agri Supplier Code sets out our expectations to support our goal to purchase raw materials and products produced in a manner that is socially responsible, economically profitable and environmentally sustainable.

 

Download the Agri Supplier Code

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Responsible marketing

Responsible marketing

Our approach to marketing is in line with our high standards of business ethics.

 

Download the Responsible Marketing Policy

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GMO

Genetically Modified Organisms(GMOs)

Olam supports a science-based approach to Genetically Modified Organisms.

 

Download the GMO position statement

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Sourcing palm oil responsibly

Our dairy and specialty fats businesses procure palm oil from third parties. We are committed to the RSPO standard, protection of High Conservation Value forests and ecosystems, High Carbon Stock forests, peatland, and improving the livelihood of rural communities across the palm oil we source.

 

Read our Responsible Sourcing Palm Oil Policy here.

Read ofi news

Blog Jan 30, 2023

Hot Cocoa: 4 chocolate and confectionery trends shaping 2023

Back in 2021, our cocoa innovation team predicted the trends that would take center stage in 2022. From consumers favoring environmentally focused brands, to the growth of premium products, functional ingredients, and a desire for exotic flavors - there was plenty to get excited about!

 

But what will these trends look like in 2023?

We're experiencing a world in flux. Costs are rising for both consumers and food and drink businesses, due to continued supply chain challenges and economic uncertainty. So, let’s dive into how these will impact the chocolate and confectionery trends that play out this year.

News Aug 17, 2022

How can companies implement effective workforce nutrition programs? 

By Clara Tessler, Nutrition & Health Manager, ofi

 

Malnutrition and poor health around the world continue to negatively impact businesses as result of working days lost to illness and reduced workforce productivity.

 

As well as benefiting employees, investments by companies in health and wellbeing can lead to better employee engagement, reduced absenteeism and higher performance and productivity.

 

We want to create an environment where employees want to come to work every day – it’s in everyone’s best interest.

 

To that end, at ofi we’ve set a goal that by 2030, everyone in our primary workforce will have access to nutrition support. This is the goal we are working towards to ensure the health and wellbeing of all our employees, driven by our purpose to be the change for good food and healthy future.

 

In 2021, with support from the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), ofi began the roll-out of the Workforce Nutrition Alliance’s Workforce Nutrition Scorecard to assess our baseline and develop or strengthen workplace nutrition programs that tackle issues related to malnutrition across our worksites globally. This includes initiatives across four pillars: healthy food at work, nutrition education, nutrition-focused and breastfeeding support, and resources for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers.

 

Discover more from my discussion with GAIN and the Consumer Goods Forum in the Healthier Lives podcast:

Press Release Dec 13, 2022

ofi Vietnam conferred prestigious UN WEPs Award; leads the way in building an inclusive and equal workplace

olam food ingredients (ofi), a global leader in naturally good food & beverage ingredients, is pleased to announce that it has emerged as a national winner in the 2022 United Nations Women’s Empowerment Principles (UN WEPs) Award for Vietnam under the Leadership Commitment category.

 

The Leadership Commitment award recognises ofi Vietnam’s commitments towards progressive policies, regulations and practices aimed at promoting gender equality in the workplace and with supply chain partners. This prestigious accolade follows a first runner-up national win at the 2021 UN WEPs Award under the Gender Inclusive Workplace category.

 

The UN WEPs Award represents recognition of exemplary company efforts for gender equality aligned to the Women’s Empowerment Principles. The WEPs are seven guiding principles providing a roadmap for a more equal, inclusive and sustainable future.

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