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  • Overall approach
    8/10
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      3/4
      Overall commitment
      Zero deforestation/Deforestation-free commitment or, for timber, pulp & paper companies only, commitment to well implemented harvest and no deforestation of HCV & HCS areas
      3/4
      "• We will support and promote deforestation-free strategies or initiatives, to end deforestation in our supply chains and to protect or restore forests at a regional, national, landscape, jurisdictional and/or local level where we operate. These should be implemented through recognised mechanisms involving national stakeholders"[...]"The following unacceptable land use practices are not permitted in our operations or third-party supply chains, and if present, must be eliminated: • No conversion or degradation of critical habitats such as High Conservation Value (HCV) areas and other nationally recognised conservation priorities. • No conversion or degradation of peatlands of any depth. • No conversion or degradation of other natural habitats with high levels of organic carbon such as High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests."
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Signatory
      Yes
      1/1
      Which initiatives?: Global Agribusiness Alliance; UN Global Compact; High Conservation Value Resource Network; The Capitals Coalition; Other initiative

      If Other Initiative, specify: Cocoa and Forests’ Initiative
      "In addition to annual reporting, we also report against other initiatives such as CDP and product specific initiatives such as Cocoa and Forests’ Initiative as well as being signatories to the ten Principles of the UN Global Compact. " [...] "Thursday, September 15, 2016 – Thirty-six leading agri-business companies have today launched the Global Agri-business Alliance (GAA) in Singapore. Their aim is to collectively tackle the major environmental and social challenges facing agricultural supply chains and rural communities across the world."
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1/1
      "Unsustainable conversion or over-exploitation of forests and other natural habitats for food, fuel, fibre and other purposes threatens our natural life support systems, including soil, air, water, all living things, and the global climate, with serious implications for future generations"
    • Deforestation as a business risk
      1/1
      Business risk
      Yes
      1/1
      What proportion of revenue that comes from relevant industries is exposed to each forest risk commodity?: NA

      What poportion of a company’s annual revenue depends on each forest risk commodity?: NA

      What type of risk is recognised?: Reputational

      What revenue comes from industries relevant to each forest risk commodity?: NA

      Type of risk if Other. Also add any relevant details: NA
      "we launched our Living Landscapes Policy in 2018. Our efforts to minimize and mitigate Natural Capital impacts (including trade-offs with other Capitals) have already led to learnings and innovation, as well as partnerships. These are in addition to the reduction of business risks regarding taxes (e.g. carbon emissions), fines (e.g. pollution) and reputational threats (e.g. deforestation)"[...]"Our brand and reputation are vital to maintaining trust and engagement with our stakeholders, such as employees, customers, investment community, suppliers, partners. To strengthen our ethical and compliance standards, and to meet environmental and social standards, which may impact our reputational risk, the Group has a suite of policies, codes and standards which include the Olam Code of Conduct; the Olam Crisis Escalation Procedure; the Olam Fair Employment Policy; the Anti-Bribery and Corruption Policy; the Whistle-blowing Policy; the Olam Living Landscapes Policy; the Olam Plantations, Concessions and Farms Code; and the Olam Supplier Code. The Group is a signatory to the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures"
    • High-level management of deforestion
      1/1
      High-level management
      Yes
      1/1
      Which commodities does it apply to?: Palm oil; Soy; Timber; Pulp & paper

      How often does the committee or board meet to assess company's progress on addressing deforestation-related issues?: Unspecified
      "Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Committee (CRSC) The CRSC was established since 2005. The Committee met 4 times during the year. The terms of reference of this Committee include: • To review and recommend to the Board the Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (“CR&S”) vision and strategy for the Group; • To oversee the integration of CR&S perspectives into the Company’s strategy and businesses; • To review global CR&S issues and trends and assess their potential impact on the Group; • To review the state of the Group’s safety and health measures and status; • To monitor implementation, through the CR&S function, strategy as well as policies and investments in the CR&S area" Includes the Olam Living Landscapes Policy; the Olam Plantations, Concessions and Farms Code; and the Olam Supplier Code.
    • Executive compensation linked to deforestation
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      1/1
      Land-use change emissions
      Yes
      1/1
      What is the target date for the company to achieve their climate target?: NA
      "We have been focused on the reduction of GHGs, including ‘Scope 3 emissions’, i.e. emissions from our third-party suppliers (such as farmers and farmer groups), as these are by far (>95%) the biggest part of our footprint, which requires us to work with and influence farmers and suppliers to implement climate-smart measures. [...] Natural Capital: In 2021, for Scope 1 and 2 emissions (in relation to our own processing operations) we have continued to increase our GHG efficiency from 0.13 in 2020 to 0.12 MT CO2e/MT of product in 2021. For Scope 1 and 2 emissions in our plantations, concessions and farms, we have improved our emissions to 1.72 MT CO2e/MT of product, driven in the most part by improvements in palm oil, dairy, rice and coffee production. Our Scope 3 (supply chain) emissions account for nearly 97% of total GHG. In 2021 we are reporting a significant increase in total emissions to 87.5 MMT CO2e, against 72.3 MMT reported in 2020. This increase is as a result of a greater accuracy in the way we apply emissions factors for grains, which make up 56% of our Scope 3 (procured goods) emissions, rather than changes in the overall mix of products and volumes."
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/1
    • Disclosure of conservation activity
      Conservation disclosure
      Yes
      0/0
      How many hectares of conservation area are being supported or facilitated by the company on land it does not own or manage?: 47ha
      "In April, ofi and Mondelēz International, Inc. announced a new collaboration in Indonesia to create a sustainable cocoa farm in Indonesia....The partnership aims to deliver: An area of 47 ha protected as High Conservation Value forest"
    • Disclosure of reforestation activity
      Reforestation disclosure
      Yes
      0/0
      How many hectares of reforestation or restoration are being or have been conducted or facilitated by the company?: 460,000ha
      "The company today announced further commitments to end deforestation and forest degradation in its entire cocoa supply chain worldwide. This includes the following key actions: Committed to supporting the restoration and preservation of 460,000 hectares of forêts classées in Côte d’Ivoire"
    • Target to reduce emissions in scope 1/2
      Reduce emissions
      Yes
      0/0
      Type of climate target: Absolute zero emissions

      What is the target date for the company to achieve their climate target?: 2030

      Is this target aligned with/verified by SBTi?: No
      "Reduce GHG emissions by 50% both in own operations and Olam-managed farmer programmes For Scope 1 and 2 in relation to our own processing operations, we have continued to increase our GHG efficiency from 0.13 in 2020, to 0.12 MT CO2 e/MT of product in 2021. This is driven by increased processing efficiencies in our cocoa, grains and spices platforms. For Scope 1 and 2 emissions in our plantations, concessions and farms, we have improved our emissions to 1.72 MT CO2e/MT of product, driven in the most part by improvements in our palm, dairy, rice and coffee production."
  • Commodity score
    29/90
    • Soy
      16/90
      • Commitment Strength
        0/17
        • Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
          0/9.5
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/6
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            Post 2050 or no target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/7.5
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            Post 2050 or no target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
      • Associated Human Rights Abuses
        9/17
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Other workers' rights commitments: Free from abusive practices/undue disciplinary procedures

          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply?: Tier 1

          Details of commitment: ILO; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          "Our commitment to Human Rights is outlined in our Fair Employment Policy which is in full compliance with the Conventions of the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the United Nations (UN) Global Compact’s (UNGC) guiding principles on human rights and labour."[...]"We stand against all forms of child exploitation and the use of forced labour, respecting and abiding by the ILO conventions."[...]"Freedom of association Olam employees have the right to join, or to refrain from joining, representative associations of their choice and to bargain collectively."[...]"Olam believes in maintaining a safe and healthy work environment and to treating all employees with dignity and fairness. We will not tolerate any form of harassment or discrimination in the workplace... free from abusive or dangerous labour practices."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          2/2
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          2/2
          What is the nature of that support?: Technical assistance/support

          How many smallholders do they support, and what percentage does this represent in terms of their sourcing from smallholders?: NA
          "Supporting smallholders by partnering with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture in Ibadan"[...]"Like most other crops in Nigeria, Soy is a smallholder crop with the average farm holding below 1.5 hectares. There is a significant opportunity to...boost farmer income and create a virtuous cycle continuously growing this sector"
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address the inclusion of women and ensure equality in commodity supply chains
          2/2
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address the inclusion of women and ensure equality in commodity supply chains
          2/2
          "By acceptance of this Code, the supplier agrees to: Ensure no exploitation within their operations by: Encouraging gender equality, equal access and empowerment of women. Gender equality is a cross-cutting approach incorporated across all field activities, from training on Good Agricultural Practices, to capacity development of the role of women in the household"
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/1
        • Commitment to test Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to test for FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          2/3
          Commitment to test Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to test for FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          2/3
          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply?: NA
          "Respecting the rights of local communities and indigenous people and their cultural heritage, including Free, Prior and Informed Consent for new developments iii. Not participating in or benefitting from illegal forced relocations"
        • Commitment to respect customary rights to land, resources, and territory
          No
          0/3
        • Zero-tolerance approach to violence and threats
          No
          0/3
      • Implementation and Reporting
        7/56
        • Reporting is independently verified
          No
          0/2
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Jurisdictional approach focused on sustainable land use
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "By acceptance of this Code, the supplier agrees to: Respect the natural environment by: i. Complying with all relevant applicable laws and regulations relating to the protection of the environment. ii. Prohibiting the conversion (i.e. destruction or deforestation) and the sourcing of raw materials resulting from the conversion of the following natural areas: – Legally Protected Areas designated for the protection of nature, and Internationally Recognized Areas for conservation – Critical habitats (as defined by the International Finance Corporation Performance Standards), nationally-recognised conservation priorities, or other ‘high conservation value’ areas – Natural habitats with high levels of organic carbon, including peatlands of any depth and ‘high carbon stock’ forests (such as tall, mature or dense forests) [...] Olam reserves the right to conduct (or have its designee conduct) announced and unannounced inspections of the Supplier’s facilities and business practices to verify compliance with this Code. On the assumption that Olam become aware of non-compliance with any aspect of the Code, Olam reserves the right to demand corrective measures. Olam also reserves the right to terminate an agreement with any supplier that is not in compliance with the requirements set forth in this document."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental

          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company?: Own mechanism
          Our Grievance Procedure applies to all our upstream operations and supply chain infrastructure (processing plants, warehouses and logistics hubs), and our third-party suppliers.It should be used to report and address breaches of relevant Olam Policies or Codes, resulting in illegality, exploitation of local communities or workers employed by Olam or a third-party supplier, or unacceptable practices in land use management as defined in the Olam Living Landscapes Policy and the Olam Supplier Code If any person discovers any unethical practice, the Code of Conduct explains that they must report it and without fear of reprisals. [...] The grievance may be made to:Address:THE ADELPHI1-11 John Adam StreetLondonWC2N 6HTUnited Kingdom.Tel: (+44) 20 7389 6464Email: [email protected] Emails should be clearly titled ‘For Attention Of: Grievance Manager, Olam’Grievances can also be addressed to the relevant Country Office as detailed on the location pages of this website. The grievance should include provision of the following information:• Your full name*• Name of your organisation (if any)• Contact details (phone/fax/email/postal address)• Description of the grievance in detail• Evidence to support the grievance*Whilst grievances can be made anonymously, providing full contact details enables Olam to better understand and address the concern.  A full copy of our Grievance Procedure is available here.A separate Grievance Log for Palm Oil can be found here.
        • Report volumes of commodity sourced/used
          No reporting
          0/3
        • Monitor compliance for labour rights and FPIC
          Yes, and publishes evidence of actions taken to implement its commitment on labour rights in the production or primary processing operations that it owns, manages or otherwise controls or its supply chains
          3/5
          Monitor compliance for labour rights and FPIC
          Yes, and publishes evidence of actions taken to implement its commitment on labour rights in the production or primary processing operations that it owns, manages or otherwise controls or its supply chains
          2.5/5
          What percentage/number of new interests, developments, or expansions has the company used FPIC to secure consent of indigenous peoples/local communities?: NA

          What steps has the company taken to implement their labour rights commitment?: Training and Audits

          What is the status of those FPIC processes?: NA
          "Olam employees have the right to join, or to refrain from joining, representative associations of their choice and to bargain collectively. Anyone’s choice to form or join an association will not compromise their equal treatment at work. Olam is committed to providing adequate training to ensure compliance with the above.... Ensure full transparency of financial information and fully co-operate with our internal and external auditors."[...]
        • Monitor compliance for zero tolerance approach and customary rights
          No
          0/5
        • Upstream: Impact assessments for land development/acquisition
          No
          0/4
          Upstream: Impact assessments for land development/acquisition
          No
          0/4
          How does the company remedy adverse social and environmental impacts linked to their operations and/or supply chains?: NA
        • Upstream: Reporting production/processing locations
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Reporting suppliers
          No
          0/4
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance of production/processing
          No
          0/4
        • Upstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Timber
      35/90
      • Commitment Strength
        4/17
        • Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
          4/9.5
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            Which certification schemes are used?: FSC

            When was this commitment set?: NA
            "Where we source food, fibre and timber products from third parties, and therefore do not directly control operations, we work with our suppliers to ensure that they conform to our Policies, including the Living Landscapes Policy"[...]"We will support and promote deforestation-free strategies or initiatives, to end deforestation in our supply chains and to protect or restore forests at a regional, national, landscape, jurisdictional and/or local level where we operate"[...]"We’re committed to sustainable and responsible forestry while developing the economy and improving living conditions for people living in and around our concessions.Our forest concessions in the Republic of Congo cover around two million hectares (ha) which are managed by our subsidiary Congolaise Industrielle des Bois (CIB). Around 1.8 million ha are FSC® certified (license numbers). CIB is the longest holder of FSC certification in the Congo Basin."[...]"Global food and agri-business Olam International has achieved Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification for its Mimbeli-Ibenga forestry concession, which means all of the natural forest concessions of its subsidiary, CIB-Olam in the Republic of Congo are now 100% FSC certified."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            If no, what is excluded?: Subsidiary; Location

            What subsidiaries are explicitly included?: Congolaise Industrielle des Bois
            "Where we source food, fibre and timber products from third parties, and therefore do not directly control operations, we work with our suppliers to ensure that they conform to our Policies, including the Living Landscapes Policy"[...]"We will support and promote deforestation-free strategies or initiatives, to end deforestation in our supply chains and to protect or restore forests at a regional, national, landscape, jurisdictional and/or local level where we operate"[...]"We’re committed to sustainable and responsible forestry while developing the economy and improving living conditions for people living in and around our concessions.Our forest concessions in the Republic of Congo cover around two million hectares (ha) which are managed by our subsidiary Congolaise Industrielle des Bois (CIB). Around 1.8 million ha are FSC® certified (license numbers). CIB is the longest holder of FSC certification in the Congo Basin."[...]"Global food and agri-business Olam International has achieved Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification for its Mimbeli-Ibenga forestry concession, which means all of the natural forest concessions of its subsidiary, CIB-Olam in the Republic of Congo are now 100% FSC certified."
          • Target date
            Post 2050 or no target date
            0/1
            Target date
            Post 2050 or no target date
            0/1
            What actions or steps are identified for time-bound implementation?: FSC Certification
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
            Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
            What date is given for the interim milestone?: NA
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/7.5
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
            FSC® certified natural forest concessions
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            Post 2050 or no target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
      • Associated Human Rights Abuses
        11/17
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply?: Tier 1

          Details of commitment: ILO; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association

          Other workers' rights commitments: Free from abusive practices/undue disciplinary procedures
          "Our commitment to Human Rights is outlined in our Fair Employment Policy which is in full compliance with the Conventions of the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the United Nations (UN) Global Compact’s (UNGC) guiding principles on human rights and labour."[...]"We stand against all forms of child exploitation and the use of forced labour, respecting and abiding by the ILO conventions."[...]"Freedom of association Olam employees have the right to join, or to refrain from joining, representative associations of their choice and to bargain collectively."[...]"Olam believes in maintaining a safe and healthy work environment and to treating all employees with dignity and fairness. We will not tolerate any form of harassment or discrimination in the workplace... free from abusive or dangerous labour practices."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/2
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address the inclusion of women and ensure equality in commodity supply chains
          2/2
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address the inclusion of women and ensure equality in commodity supply chains
          2/2
          "By acceptance of this Code, the supplier agrees to: Ensure no exploitation within their operations by: Encouraging gender equality, equal access and empowerment of women. Gender equality is a cross-cutting approach incorporated across all field activities, from training on Good Agricultural Practices, to capacity development of the role of women in the household"
        • Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          1/1
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          0.5/1
          What does the commitment cover?: Social harm; Environmental harm
          "• Committed to the Fair Labour Association’s Workplace Code of Conduct for the Agriculture Sector and develop remediation plans for identified non-compliances."[...]"As a FLA Participating Company, Olam has committed to meeting the FLA Workplace Code of Conduct for the Agriculture Sector and develop remediation plans for identified non-compliances."
        • Commitment to test Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to test for FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          2/3
          Commitment to test Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to test for FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          2/3
          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply?: Tier 1
          "• Engage transparently to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) of local communities and stakeholders."
        • Commitment to respect customary rights to land, resources, and territory
          Yes
          3/3
          Commitment to respect customary rights to land, resources, and territory
          Yes
          3/3
          "In the event of a possible conflict over the land ownership and use rights of riparian communities, forestry operations that are the direct cause of the conflict may be delayed or suspended until the conflict is resolved."
        • Zero-tolerance approach to violence and threats
          No
          0/3
      • Implementation and Reporting
        21/56
        • Reporting proportion of compliant volumes
          0/0
        • Reporting is independently verified
          Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme
          2/2
          Reporting is independently verified
          Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme
          2/2
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, encouraged
          0/3
          Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, encouraged
          0/3
          "By 2020: 5. Based on our consultative process, we will analyse gaps in our current approach to Living Landscape production systems in key geographies, comprising not just the elimination of unacceptable practices, but the triple positive impact objectives [...] 9.We will continue with our partners to support rural livelihoods in farming communities from which we source products, for example through the Olam Livelihood Charter."
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Jurisdictional approach focused on sustainable land use
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          For what percentage of material produced or sourced by the company has forest risk been assessed?: NA

          How frequently are assessments conducted?: NA
          ".Building on work we have already done for third-party sourcing of specific high-risk products, we will develop an Olam-wide system for assessing country and product specific supply chain risks addressed by this Policy. [...] Other Business Units will implement this Policy on a priority basis commensurate with their potential impact on natural and social capital (both positive and negative) within their supply chains, and will publish strategies, targets and timelines on the base of their risk assessments."
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "By acceptance of this Code, the supplier agrees to: Respect the natural environment by: i. Complying with all relevant applicable laws and regulations relating to the protection of the environment. ii. Prohibiting the conversion (i.e. destruction or deforestation) and the sourcing of raw materials resulting from the conversion of the following natural areas: – Legally Protected Areas designated for the protection of nature, and Internationally Recognized Areas for conservation – Critical habitats (as defined by the International Finance Corporation Performance Standards), nationally-recognised conservation priorities, or other ‘high conservation value’ areas – Natural habitats with high levels of organic carbon, including peatlands of any depth and ‘high carbon stock’ forests (such as tall, mature or dense forests) [...] Olam reserves the right to conduct (or have its designee conduct) announced and unannounced inspections of the Supplier’s facilities and business practices to verify compliance with this Code. On the assumption that Olam become aware of non-compliance with any aspect of the Code, Olam reserves the right to demand corrective measures. Olam also reserves the right to terminate an agreement with any supplier that is not in compliance with the requirements set forth in this document."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company?: Own mechanism

          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental
          "Our Grievance Procedure applies to all our upstream operations and supply chain infrastructure (processing plants, warehouses and logistics hubs), and our third-party suppliers.It should be used to report and address breaches of relevant Olam Policies or Codes, resulting in illegality, exploitation of local communities or workers employed by Olam or a third-party supplier, or unacceptable practices in land use management as defined in the Olam Living Landscapes Policy and the Olam Supplier Code If any person discovers any unethical practice, the Code of Conduct explains that they must report it and without fear of reprisals. [...] The grievance may be made to:Address:THE ADELPHI1-11 John Adam StreetLondonWC2N 6HTUnited Kingdom.Tel: (+44) 20 7389 6464Email: [email protected] Emails should be clearly titled ‘For Attention Of: Grievance Manager, Olam’Grievances can also be addressed to the relevant Country Office as detailed on the location pages of this website. The grievance should include provision of the following information:• Your full name*• Name of your organisation (if any)• Contact details (phone/fax/email/postal address)• Description of the grievance in detail• Evidence to support the grievance*Whilst grievances can be made anonymously, providing full contact details enables Olam to better understand and address the concern.  A full copy of our Grievance Procedure is available here.A separate Grievance Log for Palm Oil can be found here."
        • Report volumes of commodity sourced/used
          No reporting
          0/3
        • Monitor compliance for labour rights and FPIC
          Yes, and publishes evidence of actions taken to implement its commitment on labour rights in the production or primary processing operations that it owns, manages or otherwise controls or its supply chains
          3/5
          Monitor compliance for labour rights and FPIC
          Yes, and publishes evidence of actions taken to implement its commitment on labour rights in the production or primary processing operations that it owns, manages or otherwise controls or its supply chains
          2.5/5
          What is the status of those FPIC processes?: NA

          What steps has the company taken to implement their labour rights commitment?: Training and Audits

          What percentage/number of new interests, developments, or expansions has the company used FPIC to secure consent of indigenous peoples/local communities?: NA
          "Olam employees have the right to join, or to refrain from joining, representative associations of their choice and to bargain collectively. Anyone’s choice to form or join an association will not compromise their equal treatment at work. Olam is committed to providing adequate training to ensure compliance with the above.... Ensure full transparency of financial information and fully co-operate with our internal and external auditors."
        • Monitor compliance for zero tolerance approach and customary rights
          Yes, company publishes details of the process for addressing conflicts related to customary rights to land, resources, and territory in its own operations and/or supply chain
          3/5
          Monitor compliance for zero tolerance approach and customary rights
          Yes, company publishes details of the process for addressing conflicts related to customary rights to land, resources, and territory in its own operations and/or supply chain
          2.5/5
          What details does the company publish on its land conflict policy?: Other information

          If other land policy details, specify: Olam outline their process of handling land conflicts
          Olam Group outline their process of handling land conflicts in their procedure-de-traitement-des-plaintes 1.) Receipt and registration of the complaint 2.) Preliminary review Verification of the admissibility of the complaint. If so, continue at step 3 and request additional information from the complainant if necessary. If not, inform the complainant. In the event of a possible conflict over the land ownership and use rights of riparian communities, forestry operations that are the direct cause of the conflict may be delayed or suspended until the conflict is resolved. 3.) Dialogue, plan investigation, determine resolution - Informing stakeholders and relevant officials - Collection of responses from relevant stakeholders and managers - Agreement of stakeholders and the complainant on the scope of the investigation and the approach to be adopted. 4.) Investigation Process - Collection of additional information and field visits if necessary - Review of survey results based on objective evidence - Decision-making: o Invalid complaint: information from the complainant o Valid complaint: launch of a resolution plan 5.) Develop resolution - Agreement on the evidence provided by the complainant and affected persons - Agreement on the timeline and action plan - Agreement on the communication of actions and progress 6.) Case monitoring - Problem solved - Unresolved issue: back to step 5 - In the event of a persistent problem/non-compliance with a subcontractor, consider terminating the contract.
        • Upstream: Impact assessments for land development/acquisition
          Yes
          4/4
          Upstream: Impact assessments for land development/acquisition
          Yes
          4/4
          How does the company remedy adverse social and environmental impacts linked to their operations and/or supply chains?: NA

          For what percentage of production units has an ESIA been carried out as part of the land use planning process?: 100%
          "Environmental and Social Impact Assessments In order to provide a consistent approach across Olam, the Terms of Reference for the ESIA shall be carried out using the detailed guidance accompanying the Code. ESIAs shall also include High Carbon Value (HCV) assessments and Free Prior Informed Consent (FPIC) procedures where applicable, and consider measures to avoid or mitigate Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions. An ESIA aims to establish a project’s environmental and social baseline and propose mitigation measures through management and monitoring plans for the duration of the upstream operation. The ESIA, HCV and FPIC shall form part of the project review to receive final approval."
        • Upstream: Reporting production/processing locations
          Reports location of un-certified land holdings; Reports location of company-owned processing facilities
          2/4
          Upstream: Reporting production/processing locations
          Reports location of un-certified land holdings; Reports location of company-owned processing facilities
          2/4
          What is the total area (in ha) of natural ecosystem on land owned, managed, or controlled by the company?: 2million Ha

          What types of ecosystems are these?: NA

          What type of conservation designation and/or conservation status is used?: NA

          What is the total area in production (in ha)?: NA

          What is the total area of land (in ha) that is available for future production, e.g. concessions?: 2million Ha

          What is the volume of each forest risk commodity that the company produced/processed/sourced in the previous year from each national or subnational location?: na

          For what percent are point locations (of land holdings and processing facilities) disclosed: NA

          What is the total land area owned, managed, or controlled by the company for the forest risk commodity?: 2million Ha

          For what percent are boundaries (of certified land holdings) disclosed?: 100%

          For what percent are boundaries disclosed?: 100%

          What is the area, in hectares of production units, on which non-DCF commodities are produced or processed, by country and jurisdiction: na

          For what percent are point locations (of certified land holdings) disclosed?: 0%

          For what percent are boundaries (of holdings under conservation) disclosed?: 0%

          From what sub-national jurisdiction(s) does the company source material?: Woleu-Ntem ; Ogooue-Ivindo ; Sangha ; Likouala ; South Cameroon ; East Cameroon

          For what percent are point locations (of holdings under conservation) disclosed?: 0%

          In what country(ies) does the company operate and/or source material?: Gabon ; Cameroon ; Republic of Congo

          In what jurisdiction(s)/subnational region does the company operate and/or source material?: Woleu-Ntem ; Ogooue-Ivindo ; Sangha ; Likouala ; South Cameroon ; East Cameroon
          Olam provide an incomplete map of concessions and sawmill locations outlining their operations in the Republic of Congo ; Gabon and Cameroon.
        • Downstream: Reporting suppliers
          No
          0/4
          Downstream: Reporting suppliers
          No
          0/4
          Does the company disclose location of suppliers' production areas or primary processing sites?: No
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance of production/processing
          Yes, using an internal verification system
          4/4
          Upstream: Monitor compliance of production/processing
          Yes, using an internal verification system
          4/4
          Does the company use a certification system?: Yes

          Does the company use a jurisdictional monitoring mechanism?: No

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Not specified

          For what percentage of the commodity sourced by the company is deforestation/conversion monitored at the farm level on production units known to be in the company's supply chain?: NA

          For what percentage of suppliers does the company use/rely on external mechanisms to monitor compliance?: NA

          What tools, processes, bodies carry out monitoring of the company's production or processing operations?: FSC

          If so, what jurisdictions and mechanisms does the company use?: NA

          For what percentage of production or primary processing operations that it owns, manages, or otherwise controls does the company use external processes or actors, such as certification, to monitor compliance?: NA
          "Within our own developments: Where Olam controls operations, our Living Landscapes Policy requirements will be integrated in our own detailed framework for due diligence, planning, standard operating procedures, and reporting. For our own plantations and farms, this detailed framework will continue to be the Olam Plantations, Concessions and Farms Code (OPCF), which covers our requirements for social and environmental due diligence, and management of soil, water, land and biodiversity, fertilisers and chemicals, energy, waste and recycling, transport, labour, and local communities. The OPCF will be periodically reviewed to integrate our evolving understanding of Living Landscape requirements"[...]"Our businesses may choose to comply with credible international certification standards3 where available, and supplement certification requirements with additional elements of the Living Landscapes Policy. As the parent company of FSC®-certified operations, Olam abides by FSC® Codes4 , rules, and regulations, including the Policy for Association."[...]"Where we source food, fibre and timber products from third parties, and therefore do not directly control operations, we work with our suppliers to ensure that they conform to our Policies, including the Living Landscapes Policy, through the application of the Olam Supplier Code, OSC, or through a product-specific Policy such as the Olam Sustainable Palm Oil Policy which sets specific targets, product specific tools and reporting requirements appropriate to that business and Supply Chain. The requirement to eliminate unacceptable land use practices applies to all our suppliers from the date of publication of this Policy and our businesses may choose to adopt an earlier date according to the demands of their sector. These sourcing policies incorporate the key elements of the Living Landscapes Policy."
        • Upstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          2/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          2/4
          For what percentage of suppliers does the company use/rely on external mechanisms to monitor compliance?: NA

          What percentage of the company's supply chain volume does that represent?: 100%

          For what percentage of the commodity sourced by the company is deforestation/conversion monitored at the farm level on production units known to be in the company's supply chain?: 100%

          For what percent of suppliers does the company directly monitor compliance of production or processing operations?: NA

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Not specified

          How is compliance monitored?: Internal monitoring and verification systems
          "Where we source food, fibre and timber products from third parties, and therefore do not directly control operations, we work with our suppliers to ensure that they conform to our Policies, including the Living Landscapes Policy, through the application of the Olam Supplier Code, OSC, or through a product-specific Policy such as the Olam Sustainable Palm Oil Policy which sets specific targets, product specific tools and reporting requirements appropriate to that business and Supply Chain. The requirement to eliminate unacceptable land use practices applies to all our suppliers from the date of publication of this Policy and our businesses may choose to adopt an earlier date according to the demands of their sector...Implementation, monitoring and evaluation Each Olam business will take a risk-based approach to address the ambition, objectives and commitments of this Policy, and establish strategies and plans appropriate to our role in growing, sourcing, processing and trading each crop and commodity. Our time-bound commitments for implementing this policy are detailed in section VI and in the accompanying document on eliminating unacceptable practices....Building on the current roll-out of the Olam Supplier Code, we will continue to improve our engagement with third-party suppliers through a global, Olam-wide mechanism for supplier engagement and monitoring to be adopted and rolled out by all businesses."
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
          Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
          Does the dowsntream company report the attributed deforestation or ecosystem conversion by sourcing area?: No
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/2
          What type of support does the company offer to its suppliers to help them achieve compliance with commitments?: work with them to create a timebound plan

          Does the company commit to engage with rightsholders, Indigenous peoples and local communities when developing the implementation plan?: No

          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: No

          Does the company work with the non-compliant supplier to develop an implementation plan to remedy associated harms or non-compliance?: Yes

          What criteria does the policy specify for blacklisting or exclusion?: unacceptable practices as set in the Landscapes Policy
          "If unacceptable practices are reported in our own operations or those of third party suppliers, we will assess the extent and nature of non-compliance and establish a time-bound plan with our suppliers to address the issue and where necessary remediate material negative impacts of non-compliance. • We will disengage from suppliers who are unable to demonstrate positive steps to eliminate unacceptable practices in a time-bound manner."
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Palm oil *
      60/90
      • Commitment Strength
        15/17
        • Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
          8/9.5
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            Does the company have a commitment to the protection of other specific named ecosystems?: HCS; Peat

            When was this commitment set?: 2011

            Which certification schemes are used?: RSPO
            "Commitment to forest conservation and reduction of GHG emissions (No HCV, No HCS and No Peat) • No deforestation of protected areas. • No deforestation or conversion of high conservation value (HCV) forests and ecosystems2 . • No deforestation or conversion of high carbon stock (HCS) forests3 . • Zero burning including no use of fire during land preparation, planting or replanting. • No development on peatland regardless of depth."[...]"The Policy sets out requirements in line with our no deforestation, no peat, no fire and no exploitation (NDPE) commitment. We have implemented rigorous due diligence and NDPE sourcing requirements for our third-party suppliers since 2017....In addition, our suppliers must adhere to our Olam Supplier Code (OSC), to Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) requirements, or to a Code that is equivalent to the OSC that has been approved by Olam."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "Commitment to forest conservation and reduction of GHG emissions (No HCV, No HCS and No Peat) • No deforestation of protected areas. • No deforestation or conversion of high conservation value (HCV) forests and ecosystems2 . • No deforestation or conversion of high carbon stock (HCS) forests3 . • Zero burning including no use of fire during land preparation, planting or replanting. • No development on peatland regardless of depth."[...]"The Policy sets out requirements in line with our no deforestation, no peat, no fire and no exploitation (NDPE) commitment. We have implemented rigorous due diligence and NDPE sourcing requirements for our third-party suppliers since 2017....In addition, our suppliers must adhere to our Olam Supplier Code (OSC), to Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) requirements, or to a Code that is equivalent to the OSC that has been approved by Olam."
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            What actions or steps are identified for time-bound implementation?: NA
            "Commitment to forest conservation and reduction of GHG emissions (No HCV, No HCS and No Peat) • No deforestation of protected areas. • No deforestation or conversion of high conservation value (HCV) forests and ecosystems2 . • No deforestation or conversion of high carbon stock (HCS) forests3 . • Zero burning including no use of fire during land preparation, planting or replanting. • No development on peatland regardless of depth."[...]"The Policy sets out requirements in line with our no deforestation, no peat, no fire and no exploitation (NDPE) commitment. We have implemented rigorous due diligence and NDPE sourcing requirements for our third-party suppliers since 2017....In addition, our suppliers must adhere to our Olam Supplier Code (OSC), to Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) requirements, or to a Code that is equivalent to the OSC that has been approved by Olam."
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2023)
            0.5/0.5
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2023)
            0.5/0.5
            What date is given for the interim milestone?: 2021
            "Since January 2017, we have upheld a moratorium on any further greenfield palm development or expansion until all our plantations have achieved RSPO certification in 2021."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          8/7.5
          • Commitment details
            Traces to Point of production
            4/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Traces to Point of production
            4/4
            When was this commitment set?: NA
            "Traceable supply chains of our third-party suppliers: To facilitate the monitoring of our supply chains we will continue to ensure traceability with information shown as below: • Traceability to mill: Mill name, parent company name and GPS location. Additional info such as certification status, universal mill code (UML) and address may also be included. This information will be published on our website • Traceability to plantation: Plantation name, plantation map, and the size of the plantation. • Smallholders: GPS coordinate of the nearest village to the farm, number of farmers and total hectarage; RSPO SG certified sourcing is considered as fully traceable to plantation/ farm. • For direct sourcing from mills, supplier shall disclose traceability to plantation and/or farm level as part of our due diligence and risk assessment and develop an action plan for 100% plantation/ farm traceability by 2022. • For indirect sourcing from trading companies or refineries, suppliers shall disclose mill traceability and have a system to monitor their supply chain to ensure that it adheres to Olam’s Policy"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "Traceable supply chains of our third-party suppliers: To facilitate the monitoring of our supply chains we will continue to ensure traceability with information shown as below: • Traceability to mill: Mill name, parent company name and GPS location. Additional info such as certification status, universal mill code (UML) and address may also be included. This information will be published on our website • Traceability to plantation: Plantation name, plantation map, and the size of the plantation. • Smallholders: GPS coordinate of the nearest village to the farm, number of farmers and total hectarage; RSPO SG certified sourcing is considered as fully traceable to plantation/ farm. • For direct sourcing from mills, supplier shall disclose traceability to plantation and/or farm level as part of our due diligence and risk assessment and develop an action plan for 100% plantation/ farm traceability by 2022. • For indirect sourcing from trading companies or refineries, suppliers shall disclose mill traceability and have a system to monitor their supply chain to ensure that it adheres to Olam’s Policy"
          • Target date
            2022
            1/1
            Target date
            2022
            1/1
            What actions or steps are identified for time-bound implementation?: NA
            "Traceable supply chains of our third-party suppliers: To facilitate the monitoring of our supply chains we will continue to ensure traceability with information shown as below: • Traceability to mill: Mill name, parent company name and GPS location. Additional info such as certification status, universal mill code (UML) and address may also be included. This information will be published on our website • Traceability to plantation: Plantation name, plantation map, and the size of the plantation. • Smallholders: GPS coordinate of the nearest village to the farm, number of farmers and total hectarage; RSPO SG certified sourcing is considered as fully traceable to plantation/ farm. • For direct sourcing from mills, supplier shall disclose traceability to plantation and/or farm level as part of our due diligence and risk assessment and develop an action plan for 100% plantation/ farm traceability by 2022. • For indirect sourcing from trading companies or refineries, suppliers shall disclose mill traceability and have a system to monitor their supply chain to ensure that it adheres to Olam’s Policy"
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2023)
            0.5/0.5
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2023)
            0.5/0.5
            What date is given for the interim milestone?: Current
            "Traceable supply chains of our third-party suppliers: To facilitate the monitoring of our supply chains we will continue to ensure traceability with information shown as below: • Traceability to mill: Mill name, parent company name and GPS location. Additional info such as certification status, universal mill code (UML) and address may also be included. This information will be published on our website • Traceability to plantation: Plantation name, plantation map, and the size of the plantation. • Smallholders: GPS coordinate of the nearest village to the farm, number of farmers and total hectarage; RSPO SG certified sourcing is considered as fully traceable to plantation/ farm. • For direct sourcing from mills, supplier shall disclose traceability to plantation and/or farm level as part of our due diligence and risk assessment and develop an action plan for 100% plantation/ farm traceability by 2022. • For indirect sourcing from trading companies or refineries, suppliers shall disclose mill traceability and have a system to monitor their supply chain to ensure that it adheres to Olam’s Policy"
      • Associated Human Rights Abuses
        10/17
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Other workers' rights commitments: Free from abusive practices/undue disciplinary procedures

          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply?: Tier 1

          Details of commitment: ILO; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          "Our commitment to Human Rights is outlined in our Fair Employment Policy which is in full compliance with the Conventions of the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the United Nations (UN) Global Compact’s (UNGC) guiding principles on human rights and labour."[...]"We stand against all forms of child exploitation and the use of forced labour, respecting and abiding by the ILO conventions."[...]"Freedom of association Olam employees have the right to join, or to refrain from joining, representative associations of their choice and to bargain collectively."[...]"Olam believes in maintaining a safe and healthy work environment and to treating all employees with dignity and fairness. We will not tolerate any form of harassment or discrimination in the workplace... free from abusive or dangerous labour practices."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          2/2
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          2/2
          How many smallholders do they support, and what percentage does this represent in terms of their sourcing from smallholders?: 500

          What is the nature of that support?: Technical assistance/support; Education and training, Economic
          "Supporting smallholders In 2014, SOTRADER was created as a joint venture between the Government of Gabon (51%) and Olam International (49%) to establish the GRAINE programme to support development of domestic crops, namely banana, cassava and palm oil for local and regional consumption. As of December 2019, approximately 500 cooperative members from nearby villages are registered."[...]"We are committed to support the inclusion of smallholders into the supply chain"
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address the inclusion of women and ensure equality in commodity supply chains
          2/2
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address the inclusion of women and ensure equality in commodity supply chains
          2/2
          "By acceptance of this Code, the supplier agrees to: Ensure no exploitation within their operations by: Encouraging gender equality, equal access and empowerment of women. Gender equality is a cross-cutting approach incorporated across all field activities, from training on Good Agricultural Practices, to capacity development of the role of women in the household"
        • Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          1/1
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          0.5/1
          What does the commitment cover?: Social harm; Environmental harm
          "• Committed to the Fair Labour Association’s Workplace Code of Conduct for the Agriculture Sector and develop remediation plans for identified non-compliances."[...]"As a FLA Participating Company, Olam has committed to meeting the FLA Workplace Code of Conduct for the Agriculture Sector and develop remediation plans for identified non-compliances."
        • Commitment to test Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to test for FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          2/3
          Commitment to test Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to test for FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          2/3
          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply?: Tier 1
          "• Engage transparently to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) of local communities and stakeholders."
        • Commitment to respect customary rights to land, resources, and territory
          No
          0/3
        • Zero-tolerance approach to violence and threats
          No
          0/3
      • Implementation and Reporting
        36/56
        • Reporting proportion of compliant volumes
          0/0
        • Reporting is independently verified
          Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme
          0/2
          Reporting is independently verified
          Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme
          0/2
          Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: RSPO

          Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: RSPO

          Is the performance of compliance of some suppliers, sources, or origins not verified, and if so why not?: NA

          What percent of the company's supply volume is verified using company verification systems?: NA

          For what percent of the company's supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: NA

          What methods are used for verification?: RSPO
          Olam report that 77.96% of their palm oil is RSPO certified in their 2020 RSPO ACOP report. They report that 100% of their plantations in Gabon are certified by RSPO as of September 2021.
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, encouraged
          0/3
          Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, encouraged
          0/3
          "Zero burning including no use of fire during land preparation, planting or replanting. We expect suppliers to take immediate action if burning is found in their supply chain. • Suppliers with peat area are expected to implement best practices on water management to reduce GHG emission and mitigate fire risk during dry season. Feasibility of replanting on peat area must be conducted and area to be restored or replaced with other crops with higher water table"
        • Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for all sourcing regions/operations
          2/2
          Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for all sourcing regions/operations
          2/2
          What cut-off date is specified?: 2017
          "All our suppliers must comply with this Policy to supply to Olam. In addition, our suppliers must adhere to our Olam Supplier Code (OSC), to Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) requirements, or to a Code that is equivalent to the OSC that has been approved by Olam. The Policy sets out requirements in line with our no deforestation, no peat, no fire and no exploitation (NDPE) commitment. We have implemented rigorous due diligence and NDPE sourcing requirements for our third-party suppliers since 2017".
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          What is the nature of that participation?: Attending & contributing to meetings; Providing support/ advice/ experience/ expertise

          What initiatives does the company participate in?: Africa Olam Palm Gabon (OPG), Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), Ministry of Forest Economy (MEF)
          "Olam Palm Gabon, Setting a benchmark for sustainable palm production in Africa Olam Palm Gabon (OPG) – a joint venture with the government of Gabon – achieved the milestone recommendation for certification for all its palm plantations this year, becoming the largest fully certified RSPO player in Africa. It underlines its sustainable and responsible approach to production and to conserving the unique ecosystems, including equatorial forests. [...] Over 97% of the circa 4,000 workforce is Gabonese and the focus on developing local talent to assume supervisory and managerial roles is delivering positive results. In 2021, the number of Gabonese nationals in estate manager positions increased to 58% with a further 32% of critical positions held by local talent. [...] During the past year, we have continued to advance our approach to protect High Conservation Value (HCV) and High Carbon Stock (HCS) areas, as well as conserve species and biodiversity in line with our Living Landscapes Policy (LLP). In the Republic of Congo, our wood business subsidiary, Congolaise Industrielle des Bois (CIB), renewed its agreement with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the Ministry of Forest Economy (MEF) to protect wildlife around the Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park in northern Congo as part of an ecosystem protection project."
        • Jurisdictional approach focused on sustainable land use
          Yes
          2/2
          Jurisdictional approach focused on sustainable land use
          Yes
          2/2
          How is the company engaged within the jurisdictional approach?: Directly working with the government and others

          What percentage of the company's non-DCF supply chain are sourced from the landscape where the jurisdictional approach is adopted?: NA

          What are the names, locations, timelines and other partners involved in the jurisdictional approaches?: NA

          How many jurisdictional approaches focused on land use is the company currently involved in?: NA

          What methodology was used to identify the jurisdictions of focus?: NA

          Does the company report on the type of engagement they are conducting in the context of the jurisdictional approach (e.g. disbursed financial support, in-kind support, capacity, preferential sourcing)?: financial support, increased economic growth of Gabon, conservational efforts
          "Olam Palm Gabon, Setting a benchmark for sustainable palm production in Africa Olam Palm Gabon (OPG) – a joint venture with the government of Gabon – achieved the milestone recommendation for certification for all its palm plantations this year, becoming the largest fully certified RSPO player in Africa. It underlines its sustainable and responsible approach to production and to conserving the unique ecosystems, including equatorial forests. [...] Over 97% of the circa 4,000 workforce is Gabonese and the focus on developing local talent to assume supervisory and managerial roles is delivering positive results. In 2021, the number of Gabonese nationals in estate manager positions increased to 58% with a further 32% of critical positions held by local talent. [...] During the past year, we have continued to advance our approach to protect High Conservation Value (HCV) and High Carbon Stock (HCS) areas, as well as conserve species and biodiversity in line with our Living Landscapes Policy (LLP). In the Republic of Congo, our wood business subsidiary, Congolaise Industrielle des Bois (CIB), renewed its agreement with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the Ministry of Forest Economy (MEF) to protect wildlife around the Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park in northern Congo as part of an ecosystem protection project."
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          How frequently are assessments conducted?: Not specified

          For what percentage of material produced or sourced by the company has forest risk been assessed?: NA
          Requirement for suppliers - "Forest conservation and reduction of GHG emissions (No HCV, No HCS and No Peat) Any new development must identify HCV2 areas and HCS3 forests for protection utilising international best practice guidance from the RSPO Principles and Criteria, High Conservation Value Resource Network (HCVRN) and the High Carbon Stock (HCS) Approach. New HCV-HCSA assessments by our suppliers must be led by an assessor who has been accredited by the Assessor Licensing Scheme (ALS) assessors. HCV-HCSA assessment should include consideration for community needs and cultural values. The HCS Approach methodology also considers indigenous and local peoples’ lands and the FPIC process" [...] "Where we do not already do so, we will publish summaries of relevant environmental impact assessments (EIAs) for our own upstream developments, including critical habitat/ HCV, forest and forest carbon assessment, peatland and other natural habitat assessments according to good practice, and the outcomes of FPIC processes where this is legally and ethically permissible."
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "By acceptance of this Code, the supplier agrees to: Respect the natural environment by: i. Complying with all relevant applicable laws and regulations relating to the protection of the environment. ii. Prohibiting the conversion (i.e. destruction or deforestation) and the sourcing of raw materials resulting from the conversion of the following natural areas: – Legally Protected Areas designated for the protection of nature, and Internationally Recognized Areas for conservation – Critical habitats (as defined by the International Finance Corporation Performance Standards), nationally-recognised conservation priorities, or other ‘high conservation value’ areas – Natural habitats with high levels of organic carbon, including peatlands of any depth and ‘high carbon stock’ forests (such as tall, mature or dense forests) [...] Olam reserves the right to conduct (or have its designee conduct) announced and unannounced inspections of the Supplier’s facilities and business practices to verify compliance with this Code. On the assumption that Olam become aware of non-compliance with any aspect of the Code, Olam reserves the right to demand corrective measures. Olam also reserves the right to terminate an agreement with any supplier that is not in compliance with the requirements set forth in this document."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, and published details of any grievances within the last two years (2019-2021)
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, and published details of any grievances within the last two years (2019-2021)
          4/4
          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental

          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company?: Own mechanism
          Our Grievance Procedure applies to all our upstream operations and supply chain infrastructure (processing plants, warehouses and logistics hubs), and our third-party suppliers.It should be used to report and address breaches of relevant Olam Policies or Codes, resulting in illegality, exploitation of local communities or workers employed by Olam or a third-party supplier, or unacceptable practices in land use management as defined in the Olam Living Landscapes Policy and the Olam Supplier Code If any person discovers any unethical practice, the Code of Conduct explains that they must report it and without fear of reprisals. [...] The grievance may be made to:Address:THE ADELPHI1-11 John Adam StreetLondonWC2N 6HTUnited Kingdom.Tel: (+44) 20 7389 6464Email: [email protected] Emails should be clearly titled ‘For Attention Of: Grievance Manager, Olam’Grievances can also be addressed to the relevant Country Office as detailed on the location pages of this website. The grievance should include provision of the following information:• Your full name*• Name of your organisation (if any)• Contact details (phone/fax/email/postal address)• Description of the grievance in detail• Evidence to support the grievance*Whilst grievances can be made anonymously, providing full contact details enables Olam to better understand and address the concern.  A full copy of our Grievance Procedure is available here.A separate Grievance Log for Palm Oil can be found here.
        • Report volumes of commodity sourced/used
          Reporting total volume
          3/3
          Report volumes of commodity sourced/used
          Reporting total volume
          3/3
          Total volume: 270,909.72 Metric Tonnes

          What is the non-DCF commodity volume sourced from known production areas, and proportion of total supply chain volume this represents?: NA

          Reporting certified/compliant volume: 270,909.72 Metric Tonnes

          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume: 20824.82 Metric Tonnes

          What product types/sectors is this in?: Agriculture
          Olam report that 77.96% of their palm oil is RSPO certified in their 2020 RSPO ACOP report. They report that 100% of their plantations in Gabon are certified by RSPO as of September 2021. 270,909.72 Metric Tonnes
        • Monitor compliance for labour rights and FPIC
          Yes, and publishes evidence of actions taken to implement its commitment on labour rights in the production or primary processing operations that it owns, manages or otherwise controls or its supply chains
          3/5
          Monitor compliance for labour rights and FPIC
          Yes, and publishes evidence of actions taken to implement its commitment on labour rights in the production or primary processing operations that it owns, manages or otherwise controls or its supply chains
          2.5/5
          What is the status of those FPIC processes?: NA

          What steps has the company taken to implement their labour rights commitment?: Training and Audits

          What percentage/number of new interests, developments, or expansions has the company used FPIC to secure consent of indigenous peoples/local communities?: NA
          "Olam employees have the right to join, or to refrain from joining, representative associations of their choice and to bargain collectively. Anyone’s choice to form or join an association will not compromise their equal treatment at work. Olam is committed to providing adequate training to ensure compliance with the above.... Ensure full transparency of financial information and fully co-operate with our internal and external auditors."
        • Monitor compliance for zero tolerance approach and customary rights
          No
          0/5
          Monitor compliance for zero tolerance approach and customary rights
          No
          0/5
        • Upstream: Impact assessments for land development/acquisition
          Yes
          4/4
          Upstream: Impact assessments for land development/acquisition
          Yes
          4/4
          How does the company remedy adverse social and environmental impacts linked to their operations and/or supply chains?: Impact Assessments

          For what percentage of production units has an ESIA been carried out as part of the land use planning process?: 100%
          "Environmental and Social Impact Assessments In order to provide a consistent approach across Olam, the Terms of Reference for the ESIA shall be carried out using the detailed guidance accompanying the Code. ESIAs shall also include High Carbon Value (HCV) assessments and Free Prior Informed Consent (FPIC) procedures where applicable, and consider measures to avoid or mitigate Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions. An ESIA aims to establish a project’s environmental and social baseline and propose mitigation measures through management and monitoring plans for the duration of the upstream operation. The ESIA, HCV and FPIC shall form part of the project review to receive final approval."
        • Upstream: Reporting production/processing locations
          Reports location of certified land holdings; Reports location of company-owned processing facilities
          2/4
          Upstream: Reporting production/processing locations
          Reports location of certified land holdings; Reports location of company-owned processing facilities
          2/4
          What is the total land area owned, managed, or controlled by the company for the forest risk commodity?: 72125.0ha

          What is the total area of land (in ha) that is available for future production, e.g. concessions?: NA

          From what sub-national jurisdiction(s) does the company source material?: NA

          In what country(ies) does the company operate and/or source material?: Gabon

          In what jurisdiction(s)/subnational region does the company operate and/or source material?: NA

          What is the area, in hectares of production units, on which non-DCF commodities are produced or processed, by country and jurisdiction: NA

          For what percent are point locations (of holdings under conservation) disclosed?: 0%

          What is the volume of each forest risk commodity that the company produced/processed/sourced in the previous year from each national or subnational location?: NA

          For what percent are point locations (of land holdings and processing facilities) disclosed: 0%

          For what percent are boundaries (of certified land holdings) disclosed?: na

          For what percent are boundaries (of holdings under conservation) disclosed?: NA

          For what percent are point locations (of certified land holdings) disclosed?: 0%

          What is the total area in production (in ha)?: 72125.0ha

          What is the total area (in ha) of natural ecosystem on land owned, managed, or controlled by the company?: 72129.0ha

          For what percent are boundaries disclosed?: 0%

          What types of ecosystems are these?: NA

          What type of conservation designation and/or conservation status is used?: HCV
          Olam International outline how their palm oil concessions are located in Gabon in their palm dashboard September 2021 and provide the hectares of HCV and land in production in their RSPO ACOP report.
        • Downstream: Reporting suppliers
          Yes, report direct suppliers
          2/4
          Downstream: Reporting suppliers
          Yes, report direct suppliers
          2/4
          What type of location data (boundary, point, etc.) is provided for smallholder farms?: NA

          For what percent of smallholder suppliers is location disclosed?: NA

          For what percent of suppliers' production areas are point locations disclosed?: NA

          From what country(ies) does the company source material?: Nigeria, Multiple - boundaries disclosed

          From what sub-national jurisdiction(s) does the company source material?: NA

          Does the company disclose location of suppliers' production areas or primary processing sites?: No

          What is the volume of each forest risk commodity that the company sourced in the previous year from each national or subnational location?: NA

          For what percent is no location data disclosed?: NA

          For what percent are boundaries disclosed?: 100%
          Olam report their supplier and mill list, including boundaries and whether or not the supplier is RSPO certified
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance of production/processing
          Yes, using an internal verification system
          4/4
          Upstream: Monitor compliance of production/processing
          Yes, using an internal verification system
          4/4
          If so, what jurisdictions and mechanisms does the company use?: NA

          For what percentage of suppliers does the company use/rely on external mechanisms to monitor compliance?: 0%

          For what percentage of the commodity sourced by the company is deforestation/conversion monitored at the farm level on production units known to be in the company's supply chain?: NA

          For what percentage of production or primary processing operations that it owns, manages, or otherwise controls does the company use external processes or actors, such as certification, to monitor compliance?: NA

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Annually

          Does the company use a jurisdictional monitoring mechanism?: No

          Does the company use a certification system?: No

          What tools, processes, bodies carry out monitoring of the company's production or processing operations?: Audits ; escalation of issues to high level committees
          "Monitoring Each upstream operation shall implement KPIs and routinely report against them for each of their relevant ESMP requirements. Additionally, they shall report their status against the CR&S controls in Olam’s quarterly Control Management System. The results shall be reviewed by the CR&S Function with any significant issues escalated to the relevant product business management and the CR&S Executive Committee (CR&S ExCo). Auditing On an annual basis the CR&S Function shall facilitate an internal audit of each upstream operation using the Internal Audit Checklist accompanying this Code. The results of each audit shall be reviewed with the operational management and any learnings shall be shared with other upstream operations with remedial action plans developed and implemented to address any significant issues. Audit findings shall be communicated to the product business management and the CR&S ExCo."
        • Upstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers; Also for its suppliers production or primary processing operations in its supply chains
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers; Also for its suppliers production or primary processing operations in its supply chains
          3/4
          For what percent of suppliers does the company directly monitor compliance of production or processing operations?: NA

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: NA

          How is compliance monitored?: Certification; Internal monitoring and verification systems

          What percentage of the company's supply chain volume does that represent?: NA

          For what percentage of suppliers does the company use/rely on external mechanisms to monitor compliance?: NA

          For what percentage of the commodity sourced by the company is deforestation/conversion monitored at the farm level on production units known to be in the company's supply chain?: NA
          "Respect the natural environment by: i. Complying with all relevant applicable laws and regulations relating to the protection of the environment. ii. Prohibiting the conversion (i.e. destruction or deforestation) and the sourcing of raw materials resulting from the conversion of the following natural areas: – Legally Protected Areas designated for the protection of nature, and Internationally Recognized Areas for conservation – Critical habitats (as defined by the International Finance Corporation Performance Standards), nationally-recognised conservation priorities, or other ‘high conservation value’ areas – Natural habitats with high levels of organic carbon, including peatlands of any depth and ‘high carbon stock’ forests (such as tall, mature or dense forests) [...] Olam reserves the right to conduct (or have its designee conduct) announced and unannounced inspections of the Supplier’s facilities and business practices to verify compliance with this Code. On the assumption that Olam become aware of non-compliance with any aspect of the Code, Olam reserves the right to demand corrective measures. Olam also reserves the right to terminate an agreement with any supplier that is not in compliance with the requirements set forth in this document."
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Suspend suppliers, engage to bring into compliance, and reintroduce to the supply chain
          2/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Suspend suppliers, engage to bring into compliance, and reintroduce to the supply chain
          2/2
          What type of support does the company offer to its suppliers to help them achieve compliance with commitments?: Engagement

          Does the company work with the non-compliant supplier to develop an implementation plan to remedy associated harms or non-compliance?: Yes

          What criteria does the policy specify for blacklisting or exclusion?: Failure to comply palm oil policy

          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: Yes

          Does the company commit to engage with rightsholders, Indigenous peoples and local communities when developing the implementation plan?: No
          "For our indirect sourcing, we will request our direct supplier(s) to suspend the producer/ mill, engagement could continue for corrective action. Corrective action for non-compliance after cut-off date (February 2017) may include compensation/ conservation/ restoration of peatland or forest by working with expert stakeholders and communities. This applies to both their own plantations and their third-party supplies."[...]" If any supplier is found to be non-compliant, they will be investigated, and corrective actions sought at parent company level. • When a supplier is found with evidence to be non-compliant to our policy, we will adopt a suspend and engage approach of the case. We expect our suppliers to immediately apply a stop-work order while investigations are ongoing. Suspension will apply at the Parent-Company/Group Level."
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          Yes, engaged; Yes, excluded
          2/2
          Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          Yes, engaged; Yes, excluded
          2/2
          How many noncompliant producers or suppliers are engaged through improvement plans or other processes, and what percentage of the company's supply chain volume does that represent?: 3

          Does the company have a list of blacklisted or otherwise excluded suppliers or producers?: Yes
          "Suspend non-complying suppliers and engage for corrective actions [...] 3 suppliers suspended in 2020 (and 2 re-enter according to the re-entry protocol)"
    • Pulp & Paper *
      14/90
      • Commitment Strength
        0/17
        • Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
          0/9.5
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/6
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            Post 2050 or no target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/7.5
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            Post 2050 or no target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
      • Associated Human Rights Abuses
        8/17
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Details of commitment: ILO; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association

          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply?: na

          Other workers' rights commitments: Free from abusive practices/undue disciplinary procedures
          "Our commitment to Human Rights is outlined in our Fair Employment Policy which is in full compliance with the Conventions of the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the United Nations (UN) Global Compact’s (UNGC) guiding principles on human rights and labour."[...]"We stand against all forms of child exploitation and the use of forced labour, respecting and abiding by the ILO conventions."[...]"Freedom of association Olam employees have the right to join, or to refrain from joining, representative associations of their choice and to bargain collectively."[...]"Olam believes in maintaining a safe and healthy work environment and to treating all employees with dignity and fairness. We will not tolerate any form of harassment or discrimination in the workplace... free from abusive or dangerous labour practices."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/2
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address the inclusion of women and ensure equality in commodity supply chains
          2/2
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address the inclusion of women and ensure equality in commodity supply chains
          2/2
          "By acceptance of this Code, the supplier agrees to: Ensure no exploitation within their operations by: Encouraging gender equality, equal access and empowerment of women. Gender equality is a cross-cutting approach incorporated across all field activities, from training on Good Agricultural Practices, to capacity development of the role of women in the household"
        • Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          1/1
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          0.5/1
          What does the commitment cover?: Social harm; Environmental harm
          "• Committed to the Fair Labour Association’s Workplace Code of Conduct for the Agriculture Sector and develop remediation plans for identified non-compliances."[...]"As a FLA Participating Company, Olam has committed to meeting the FLA Workplace Code of Conduct for the Agriculture Sector and develop remediation plans for identified non-compliances."
        • Commitment to test Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to test for FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          2/3
          Commitment to test Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to test for FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          2/3
          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply?: na
          "• Engage transparently to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) of local communities and stakeholders."
        • Commitment to respect customary rights to land, resources, and territory
          No
          0/3
        • Zero-tolerance approach to violence and threats
          No
          0/3
      • Implementation and Reporting
        7/56
        • Reporting is independently verified
          No
          0/2
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Jurisdictional approach focused on sustainable land use
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "Supplier Code Principles [...] Respect the natural environment by: i. Complying with all relevant applicable laws and regulations relating to the protection of the environment. ii. Prohibiting the conversion (i.e. destruction or deforestation) and the sourcing of raw materials resulting from the conversion of the following natural areas: – Legally Protected Areas designated for the protection of nature, and Internationally Recognized Areas for conservation [...] Olam reserves the right to conduct (or have its designee conduct) announced and unannounced inspections of the Supplier’s facilities and business practices to verify compliance with this Code. On the assumption that Olam become aware of non-compliance with any aspect of the Code, Olam reserves the right to demand corrective measures. Olam also reserves the right to terminate an agreement with any supplier that is not in compliance with the requirements set forth in this document.
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental

          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company?: Own mechanism
          "Our Grievance Procedure applies to all our upstream operations and supply chain infrastructure (processing plants, warehouses and logistics hubs), and our third-party suppliers.It should be used to report and address breaches of relevant Olam Policies or Codes, resulting in illegality, exploitation of local communities or workers employed by Olam or a third-party supplier, or unacceptable practices in land use management as defined in the Olam Living Landscapes Policy and the Olam Supplier Code If any person discovers any unethical practice, the Code of Conduct explains that they must report it and without fear of reprisals. [...] The grievance may be made to:Address:THE ADELPHI1-11 John Adam StreetLondonWC2N 6HTUnited Kingdom.Tel: (+44) 20 7389 6464Email: [email protected] Emails should be clearly titled ‘For Attention Of: Grievance Manager, Olam’Grievances can also be addressed to the relevant Country Office as detailed on the location pages of this website. The grievance should include provision of the following information:• Your full name*• Name of your organisation (if any)• Contact details (phone/fax/email/postal address)• Description of the grievance in detail• Evidence to support the grievance*Whilst grievances can be made anonymously, providing full contact details enables Olam to better understand and address the concern.  A full copy of our Grievance Procedure is available here.A separate Grievance Log for Palm Oil can be found here."
        • Report volumes of commodity sourced/used
          No reporting
          0/3
        • Monitor compliance for labour rights and FPIC
          Yes, and publishes evidence of actions taken to implement its commitment on labour rights in the production or primary processing operations that it owns, manages or otherwise controls or its supply chains
          3/5
          Monitor compliance for labour rights and FPIC
          Yes, and publishes evidence of actions taken to implement its commitment on labour rights in the production or primary processing operations that it owns, manages or otherwise controls or its supply chains
          2.5/5
          What steps has the company taken to implement their labour rights commitment?: Training and Audits

          What percentage/number of new interests, developments, or expansions has the company used FPIC to secure consent of indigenous peoples/local communities?: NA

          What is the status of those FPIC processes?: NA
          "Olam employees have the right to join, or to refrain from joining, representative associations of their choice and to bargain collectively. Anyone’s choice to form or join an association will not compromise their equal treatment at work. Olam is committed to providing adequate training to ensure compliance with the above.... Ensure full transparency of financial information and fully co-operate with our internal and external auditors."
        • Monitor compliance for zero tolerance approach and customary rights
          No
          0/5
        • Downstream: Reporting suppliers
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
  • * commodity scores for which a company is not a powerbroker are given half the weighting of other commodities in total scores

  • Commitment strength
    4/17
    Avg. score
  • Implementation and Reporting
    16/56
    Avg. score
  • Associated Human Rights Abuses
    9/17
    Avg. score

Profile

Olam international is a leading agricultural commodity business operating throughout the supply chain across 70 countries. It is a global market leader in many agricultural commodities such as cocoa and coffee, but also is a major player in African oil palm and forestry. Olam’s subsidiary, Congolaise Industrielle de Bois (CIB) operates forestry concessions in the Republic of Congo. The company is also active in soy cultivation and processing in South America and Africa. Olam International is selected as a powerbroker for soy and timber and is also assessed for its exposure to palm oil, soy and paper packaging.

Sector
Industry sector 
Agricultural Products, Forest Products, Paper Packaging
Segments
Producer, Trader, Processor, Manufacturer
HQ
HQ 
Singapore
Company Type
Company type 
CO
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

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