Work

Olam agricultural products and food ingredients

Tackling the food-water-energy nexus

Olam is one of the world’s largest agricultural products and food ingredients companies: a major supplier of nuts, dairy, rice, coffee, cocoa, wood and other products sourced from the company’s own plantations and from its vast network of smallholder farmers. Olam products come from all over the world, particularly Africa and Asia. Market trends and the company’s business model means it faces a variety of challenges with regard to its sustainability strategy and performance. These challenges include:


In 2011 and 2012, Olam asked us to help develop its sustainability initiatives through:


Olam is working to forge a clear identity and sustainability offer on the back of these and related initiatives, helping the company to position itself to meet the needs and expectations of farmers, partners and global markets now and in the future.