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About this report

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This Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Report published by Olam in June 2016 is our 9th successive report. Previous reports covered the period from 1st July to 30th June. However, due to a change in our reporting period, the 2015 report runs from 1st January to 31st December 2015. Where anything material occurred between 1st July to 31st December 2014, this has been indicated. Year on year comparisons have been calculated accordingly. Olam Livelihood Charter data is based on annual crop cycles. Our last report was issued in October 2014.

This report relates to Olam International Ltd wholly-owned companies and its subsidiaries, excluding joint ventures and suppliers, as defined in the 2015 Annual Report. Any exceptions are marked accordingly. Where we hold a minority share in a partnership, we work with the partner to advance sustainable practices. Our reporting structure therefore covers the following segments:

  • Edible Nuts, Spices and Beans
  • Confectionery and Beverage Ingredients
  • Food Staples and Packaged Foods
  • Industrial Raw Materials

Key countries
Olam operates in 70 countries in total. Those with significant operations include:

Europe: CIS, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine, UK
Africa: Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Gabon, Ghana, Mozambique, Nigeria, Republic of Congo (Brazzaville), Senegal, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Asia: China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam
Americas: Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Uruguay, USA

It should be noted that this report contains some forward-looking statements, however such statements may be based on a number of uncertainties related to the future, and therefore actual performance and results may vary. We shall continue to examine the business case for external assurance.

Our Report is aimed at a broad range of audiences, including investors, financiers, customers, NGOs, governments, suppliers, partners and employees. You can read more about our stakeholder engagement under the Strategy and Material Areas sections of this Report.

Types of customer and beneficiaries
International and national brands using food ingredients and industrial raw materials; private label customers; wholesalers; retailers. In Africa only: consumers

Other beneficiaries: smallholder suppliers and communities
For more detailed information by product please contact Chris Brett, Global Head of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability at

For more information

Head Office
Olam International Limited
9 Temasek Boulevard
11-02 Suntec Tower Two
Singapore 038989

Telephone: +65 6339 4100 / Facsimile: +65 6339 9755

Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability
Olam International Limited
New Zealand House
80 Haymarket

Telephone: +44 20 7389 6464 / Facsimile: +44 20 7389 6465