Be the change for good food and a healthy future

This is our Purpose. To source, grow and produce ingredients that are good for consumers, farmers and the world around us. But this requires a collaborative approach. Discover how we are tackling the many challenges facing agriculture and how we can help you create real impact.

The push for sustainability is built into the ofi business model. From our offices to our farms and third-party supply chains, we’re monitoring and taking action across issues as diverse as farmer poverty, deforestation and greenhouse gas emissions. By working with ofi, you can make progress towards your sustainability commitments and help create real change for people and planet. 

 

For our customers, our global scale, integrated supply chains, and presence across many origins means we offer:

  • Management of supply chain risks and disruptions

  • Security of supply and superior traceability

  • Extensive on-the-ground sustainability programs 

 

We base our approach to sustainability on our comprehensive Sustainability Framework. It has 10 priority areas with specific goals and targets that are aligned to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the UN Global Compact. We report on these in our annual reports. Our cocoacoffee and hazelnut product platforms have also launched public goals.

Business practices informed and inspired by purpose

How technology supports our drive for sustainability

Technology is at the heart of our drive for sustainability. Tools include:

AtSource

Olam’s revolutionary sustainability insights platform for agricultural supply chains, ​purposefully created to demonstrate social and environmental impact and drive change for farmers, communities and ecosystems.​

Olam Direct

Our industry-leading platform that will give those currently beyond our buying stations direct access to advice, financing, supplies, and sales. It empowers farmers to get prices and transact with our teams rather than going through intermediaries, which yields not only higher prices for farmers but cost savings on their expenses.

OFIS

The Olam Farmer Information System (OFIS) allows our field staff to collect data, record GPS data points for farms and social infrastructure, manage training activities, and track all "first mile" transactions including financing, input distribution, and crop purchases.

Explore sustainability

Find out more about the ofi approach to sustainability:

Priority Areas

Read more about our Sustainability Framework including 10 Priority Areas that cover all aspects of our operations.

Responsible and sustainable sourcing

Our approach to responsible and sustainable sourcing is based on cultivating strong relationships, robust policies and using technology effectively.

Sustainability with AtSource

Global food systems face huge challenges. AtSource, the award-winning sustainability insights platform, gives you the information you need to understand and do more.

Innovation & Technology

Technology has a vital role to play in helping us transform agricultural supply chains for the better. Here’s how we’re making the most of it.

Grievance

If you have concerns, we’d like to know.

Reporting

Documenting our sustainability progress.

Read ofi news

ofi targets to tackle poverty and scale up sustainability in global cashew supply chains

Today Olam Food Ingredients (“ofi”), one of the world’s largest suppliers of ingredients* from almonds to black pepper, has published sustainability targets to tackle the biggest challenges in the global cashew supply chain, starting with farmer livelihoods.

Our progress towards tackling deforestation in cocoa

Forests are vital to sustainable cocoa production. Not only do they help to improve biodiversity and mitigate against climate change, they also help to improve cocoa yields and raise farmer incomes.

Olam Food Ingredients accelerates its growth strategy with a transformative US acquisition

Olam Food Ingredients (“ofi”)1 is acquiring a leading US private label spices and seasonings manufacturer Olde Thompson at an EV of US$950 million through its wholly owned subsidiary Olam Holdings Inc.

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