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Sustainability

Labour

To provide a safe workplace where everyone’s rights are respected 

Ensuring Olam is a fair employer of a healthy workforce is essential for managing business risk and productivity. All employees and contractors are governed by the Olam Code of Conduct and International Labour Organization (ILO) compliant labour standards. In our third party sourcing, the labour situation is much more complex, with intermediaries and an extended network of 4 million farmers, the majority of whom are in highly rural areas of emerging markets. Poverty and a lack of schools and sanitation, particularly for girls, coupled with a culture of passing on farming knowledge to the younger generation, increase the risk of child labour. Tackling these issues requires concerted collaboration and agreed partnerships among governments, communities, business, trade associations, and NGOs.

Read more about the labour challenges in our supply chain, our goals and progress in the Labour section of our 2015 CR&S 
Report.