Sustainability in coffee

Building on over a decade of sustainability experience in coffee growing communities around the world, we’ve set ourselves ambitious targets for positive contribution to the livelihoods of farmers, communities and landscapes. 

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LENS - Livelihoods, Education and Nature at Scale -test

LENS is our sustainability ambition for the future of coffee. It’s the first stage of a roadmap to increase the impact of what we’re already doing to build a more resilient coffee supply chain, enabled through structured collaboration with partners.


Aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, we see sustainability as addressing four priority areas:

  • Economic Opportunity
  • Education & Skills
  • Climate Action, and
  • Healthy Ecosystems.
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Our Goals for 2025

Progress on the strategy will be reported annually, supported by data from the 100+ economic, social and environmental metrics of  AtSource, Olam’s sustainability insights platform.

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Global Coffee Platform recognises two tiers of Olam’s AtSource programme as sustainability schemes

In a move by the Global Coffee Platform (GCP) to advance transparency and sustainability in the coffee value chain, two tiers of Olam International’s sustainability insights platform AtSource – AtSource Entry Verified1 and AtSource Plus - have been added as new sustainable sourcing schemes to the GCP Reporting on Sustainable Coffee Purchases programme2.

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A ‘Landscale’ Approach to Powering Coffee Sustainability in Mexico

Olam Coffee, part of Olam Food Ingredients, is working with the Rainforest Alliance in Mexico as part of the Alliance for Sustainable Landscapes and Markets, funded by USAID, to conserve biodiversity and provide sustainable farmer livelihoods in the biological corridor of the “La Frailescana” region of Chiapas.

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Olam Coffee develops novel superfruit products from upcycled coffee cherry cascara

Olam Coffee, part of olam food ingredients (ofi), has developed a range of coffee cherry cascara products as a key ingredient for beverage infusions and concentrates across multiple applications, from ice teas to nutrition bars, to meet the growing trend for healthy indulgence.

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