Vietnam

Since opening our first office over 20 years ago, we have grown exponentially in Vietnam. Today we employ more than 6,500 people in the central and southern regions.

 

Vietnam’s growing global profile and contribution to the agri-business sector has been remarkable and ofi has contributed and participated in this growth. We are among the country’s leading producers, processors and exporters of almond, ginger and nutmeg . Our other products such as coffee, nuts and spices  are in line with Vietnam's own production.

 

Coffee

At around 30 million bags, Vietnam is the largest contributor to Global Trade of Robusta coffee. ofi is the largest exporter of soluble coffee from Vietnam. Our soluble coffee plant is the largest single processing plant for bulk supplier companies with coffee that is UTZ certified.

Nuts

Our processing operations in Vietnam produce a variety of products including cashews, almonds, walnuts, pistachios, and macadamias  for snacking, ingredients and culinary usage. Vietnam leads global exports of cashew kernels and also operate the largest raw cashew processing facility, a trend expected to continue. 

Spices

Vietnam has become the world’s largest producer – contributing 40% of global pepper output – and close to 55% of global pepper trade. 

As a leading exporter in Vietnam, and with our own pepper farms, ofi is the only player in the market to have a fully integrated supply chain from growing pepper at our farm to producing sterilised ground pepper ingredients.

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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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