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Water Reservoir Zambia

Water

Responsible use of water for our own needs without impacting the needs of others.

Optimising water use is one of the greatest contributions Olam can make to global food security and health.  Changing climatic conditions and rapid alterations in land and water use in many regions, driven by intensifying demand from population growth, dietary changes and economic growth, have increased the threat to the supply, quality and reliability of water for people across the world.

In 2013 we made a public commitment to reduce consumption in our direct operations. We are proud to have already achieved our 2020 target for reducing water intensity in our plantations and farms.  We also recently completed a 2-year term on Steering Committee of UN CEO Water Mandate (key out-put was driving inclusion of SDG on water), also co-sponsoring the Sustainable Agriculture section in the Water Action Hub.

Read more about the challenges we face, our approach and our goals in the Water section of our 2015 CR&S Report.

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