Asia

Our coffee footprint in Asia spans all the major producing countries, from India’s entire coffee belt to Papua New Guinea. In Indonesia and Vietnam, we process fresh cherries at our wet mills to produce high-quality washed and semi-washed arabica beans. Premium quality arabicas are also carefully selected and hand-picked from certified estates in Laos and specialty operations in Medan and Bandung, Indonesia.

Laos

The climate and landscape in Laos provide the right growing conditions to produce some of the finest estate-specific certified specialty coffee in the world. Sitting at an altitude of 1,250 meters, the four estates set across the Bolavens Plateau in South Laos were established to supply niche coffee markets worldwide. In the surrounding communities, we work hand-in-hand with 2,500 coffee farmers through AtSource to improve production.

Vietnam

Vietnam is the world’s second largest coffee producer, with robusta as the traditional bean, although the growth of the specialty coffee industry has sparked farmers’ interest in growing higher quality and venturing into arabica cultivation. 

India

Grown in one of the 25 biodiversity hotspots in the world, Indian coffee is uniquely cultivated under a two-tier canopy of evergreen leguminous trees, entirely handpicked and completely sun dried. We source from 125 certified estates and process beans in country at our three mills.

Indonesia

From the popular brew Kopi Tubruk, to the specific aromatic taste of Kopi Sereh, Indonesia’s coffee is well known for its strong and exotic cup profiles. We are the largest exporter of green coffee in Indonesia with an unrivalled presence across its islands.

Papua New Guinea

Around 30% of the population of Papua New Guinea is involved in coffee, which is mostly grown by smallholders in garden plots alongside bananas, papaya, legumes and other crops. The island’s stunningly fertile soil produces beans that have a crisp citrus acidity and are rich with flavors of chocolate and tropical fruits. Sourcing from the Highlands and Morobe, our coffee operations engage smallholder farmers and industry participants through 4C and UTZ certification. 

East Timor

East Timor can claim its fame as the origin of the Hibride-de-Timor, a natural hybrid cross between arabica and robusta varieties. Coffee producers in this region are typically smallholder farmers and concentrated in areas like Ererea, Manufahi and Liquica. Our team on the ground covers all areas of coffee operations from sourcing and processing to exporting. 

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Blog Jan 11, 2023

Transforming Sustainability in the Food and Beverage Industry with Technology

As Global Head of Sustainable Business Development at ofi, I had the pleasure of participating in the Reuters Transform Food USA 2022 conference in Chicago. This event connected over 200 sustainability, supply chain and agriculture leaders to discuss ways in which we can support a more sustainable food system and understand how to collect quality, transparent data. I was honored to present Technology – Driving Sustainability in Food Production, shedding light on the challenges facing the industry and sharing how technology can be a powerful catalyst for progress.

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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