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Policies, Codes and Standards

Olam follows a suite of Policies, Codes and Standards which address all of our business activities across the complete supply chain.

These activities and their impacts in turn have helped us to take a precautionary approach and prioritise our 7 material areas: Labour, Land, Water, Climate Change, Livelihoods, Food Security & Nutrition and Food Safety & Quality. This helps to promote and develop our sustainability beliefs and actions through consistent alignment, so that we can work on building end-to end sustainable supply chains, aided by our goals.

Our Codes, such as the Plantations, Concessions and Farms Code, tell our teams what they need to do, while our Standards tell them how to do it.  All are developed in line with with international standards, including BRC, IFC, RSPO and ISO guidelines. Where international standards are lacking we are initiating industry discussion, for example, with the development of an International Rubber Standard through the Sustainable Natural Rubber initiative (SNRi).

Olam’s Codes and Policies