Olam Cocoa is a fully integrated cocoa business. We are the leading originator of cocoa beans, a globally leading cocoa processor, and the world’s foremost focused supplier of cocoa beans and cocoa products (cocoa powder, cocoa mass, and cocoa butter). Our business combines Olam’s unique and unparalleled strengths at origin with a global market presence that is supported by research, information, analysis and futures market expertise.
Cocoa beans are sourced from all major origins across Africa, Asia and South America, and our portfolio of respected brands is spearheaded by the iconic deZaan, with its heritage of more than 100 years of excellence, as well as African origin brand Unicao, South American origin brand Joanes, the well-established Macao cocoa powders and Britannia specialty fats brands, and the recently launched Huysman cocoa powder brand. We have processing, refining and milling presence in the main cocoa producing countries, as well as in, or adjacent to, primary consumption markets in Europe, USA, Canada and Asia.
We are not a finished product manufacturer and we do not produce chocolate or chocolate products. Instead, we support our customer’s needs by offering opportunities, semi-finished cocoa products and value-added services that do not compete directly with their interests.
Alongside a substantial supply chain infrastructure, we recognise our clear responsibility to operate sustainably and Grow Responsibly. We are accelerating progress towards a goal of 100% of our directly sourced volumes to be traceable and sustainable by 2020.
In October 2015, Olam acquired ADM Cocoa. Our expanded Olam Cocoa business allows us to provide customers with far-reaching benefits that meet their needs – from origin sourcing, sales and trading, market intelligence and research, risk management, value-added processing and supply chain solutions, to sustainability, R&D and product innovation.
Our team is a highly motivated group of 2,400 cocoaholics who believe in the long term success of the cocoa and chocolate industry. The cocoa business supports all relevant organisations and has Board representation on many key bodies including the Federation of Cocoa Commerce, World Cocoa Foundation, European Cocoa Association and the Cocoa Association of Asia.