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Olam International

Olam International (Olam) is a large-scale food, commodity and agri-business, supplying food ingredients, feed and fibre to hundreds of thousands of customers worldwide, ranging from multinational organisations to small family-run enterprises. Established in 1989, Olam is now one of the largest suppliers of cocoa, coffee, cotton, edible nuts and spices, with value chains spanning over 60 countries. It also has dairy activities. As well as growing crops in its own orchards and on its own estates, the company sources from around 5 million farmers globally and operates over 180 processing facilities. It also owns 14 innovation centres and markets its brands through its Packaged Foods business.

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Governance and strategy

#1 6.7 /10 #36


#1 10.2 /30 #83


#1 11.3 /30 #21

Social inclusion

#1 15.2 /30 #18
Indicates the score for the top performing company.
Segment Rank
Agricultural inputs #3
Agricultural products and commodities #6
Animal proteins #3
Food and beverage manufacturers/processors #18

Segment ranking summary

Olam has activities in three segments. These are animal proteins, agricultural products and commodities, and food and beverage manufacturers/processors, with most of its activities taking placing in the last two. The company ranks sixth in the agricultural products and commodities segment and 18th in the food and beverage processing segment. In both segments, Olam outperforms its peers in the social inclusion and nutrition measurement areas but lags behind on environment and governance and strategy. Compared to other food and beverage manufacturers/processors, Olam particularly has scope for improvement in reducing its plastic use and packaging waste.

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Core social indicators

The core social indicators are part of the social inclusion measurement area. These indicators assess societal expectations of business conduct that companies should meet if they aspire to be part of a system transformation that leaves no one behind.

More about the company

Singapore, Singapore
Food and agriculture revenue USD
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Publicly listed
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This company is part of the SDG2000, the 2.000 most influential companies

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