Memberships & Partnerships

    Alliance for Water Stewardship, Board Member and Technical Committee MemberCocoa Livelihoods ProgrammeNational Association of Grain Exporters (NAESP) – Grains, Member
    Almond Board of Australia,
    Deputy Chair
    ComCashew, Board Member

    RSPO, Alternate Board Member and Working Group Member

    American Spice Trade Association, Board Member and Chair of Food Safety Committee

    Cotton Australia, Board Member
    Russian Tea & Coffee Association – Coffee, Member

    Association of coffee exporters of Colombia (Asoexport)
    President of Board

    Federation of Cocoa CommerceSustainable Coffee Challenge

    Association of Confectionery Producers (ASKOND) – Cocoa, Member

    German Coffee Association (DKV – Deutscher Kaffeeverband), MemberSustainable Nut Initiative,
    Board Member
    Association Technique Internationale des Bois Tropicaux, Board MemberGreen Coffee Association,
    Board Member

    Sustainable Rice Platform
    Board Member

    Australian Cotton Shippers Association, Deputy Chair

    Global Coffee Platform, Board Member

    Sustainable Spices Initiative

    Better Cotton Initiative, Steering Committee MemberHazelnut Exporters Union, Board Member

    Swiss Coffee Trade Association (SCTA), Member

    Better Rice Initiative Asia
    Steering Committee Member

    International Cocoa Association (ICA),

    The Forest Dialogue, Steering Committee

    British Coffee Association (BCA), Member

    International Cocoa Initiative, Members

    Tropical Forest Alliance, Partners

    Bonsucro, Members' CouncilInternational Nuts and Dried Fruits Council
    Executive Committee and Board Member
    USDA Elimination of Child Labour Project
    California League of Food Processors, Executive Committee and Board Member

    Natural Capital Coalition,

    WEConnect International, Member

    CocoaAction, Founding MemberNational Coffee Association, Board Member

    World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), CSA Co-Chair

    Cocoa Association of Asia, Member

    National Dairy Union Souzmoloko, Board Member

    World Cocoa Foundation
    Board Member

    Bureau Veritas

    Created in 1828, Bureau Veritas is a global leader in Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC), delivering high quality services to help clients meet the growing challenges of quality, safety, environmental protection and social responsibility.

    Cambridge Programme for Sustainable Leadership (CPSL)

    CPSL has built strategic leadership capacity to tackle critical global challenges. At the nexus of world-class academic research and cutting-edge corporate practice, CPSL works with leaders to develop practical solutions that reconcile profitability and sustainability and catalyse change in the wider system.


    Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit or GIZ offers customised solutions to complex challenges. GIZ is an experienced service provider and assists the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international co-operation. It offers demand-driven, tailor-made and effective services for sustainable development.

    IDH - The Sustainable Trade Initiative

    IDH accelerates and up-scales sustainable trade by building impact-oriented coalitions of front running multinationals, civil society organisations, governments and other stakeholders. Through convening public and private interests, strengths and knowledge, IDH programmes help create shared value for all partners. 


    The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is a financial institution and specialised United Nations agency based in Rome, the UN’s food and agriculture hub. IFAD invests in rural people, empowering them to increase their food security, improve the nutrition of their families and increase their incomes. 


    Solidaridad is an international civil society organisation with more than 45 years of global experience in facilitating the development of socially responsible, ecologically sound, and profitable supply chains. Solidaridad works across 12 supply chains and operates through 10 regional offices on 5 continents.


    TechnoServe works with enterprising people in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses and industries. It is a non-profit organisation that develops business solutions to poverty by linking people to information, capital and markets. 

    The END Fund

    The END Fund is the only private philanthropic initiative solely dedicated to ending the most common Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs).

    4C Services GmbH – 4C Code of Conduct

    4C stands for “Common Code for the Coffee Community”, and is a globally leading certification system for the sustainable cultivation and processing of coffee.

    Alliance for Water Stewardship

    The Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) is a multi-stakeholder organisation dedicated to enhancing water stewardship capacity, and guiding, incentivising and differentiating responsible water use.

    Better Cotton Initiative (BCI)

    The Better Cotton Initiative exists to make global cotton production better for the people who produce it, better for the environment it grows in and better for the sector’s future.


    Bonsucro is a global network that provides tools, connections and support across the entire industry to help develop professionalism and resilience in the businesses which work with sugarcane and its many products.

    Cotton Made in Africa

    Cotton made in Africa is an initiative of the Aid by Trade Foundation, which Dr. Michael Otto established in 2005, based on the conviction that only by sustainable development the livelihoods of future generations and vital resources can be protected.

    Fairtrade International

    Fairtrade International works to secure a better deal for farmers and workers, with an approach to trade based on a partnership between producers and traders, businesses and consumers. The international Fairtrade system – made up of Fairtrade International and its member organisations – represents the world’s largest and most recognized fair trade system.

    Fair Labour Association (FLA)

    FLA is a collaborative effort of universities, civil society organisations and socially responsible companies dedicated to protecting workers’ rights around the world. It's an international organisation with a dedicated staff and board, headquartered in Washington, DC, with offices in China, Switzerland and Turkey.

    Forest Stewardship Council

    FSC is an international, non-governmental organisation dedicated to promoting responsible management of the world’s forests. FSC certifies forests all over the world to ensure they meet the highest environmental and social standards.

    Intertek Organic

    Intertek are the trusted provider of quality and safety solutions for many of the world’s leading brands and companies. They help ensure the quality and safety of their products, processes and systems.

    IMO Swiss AG Organic

    IMO provide reliable quality control services and certification of organic, eco-friendly and socially-responsible products. From agriculture and aquaculture to forestry, cosmetics and textiles, they provide and develop solutions that really make a difference.

    Rainforest Alliance

    The Rainforest Alliance’s ambitious mission is to conserve biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods by transforming land-use practices, business practices, and consumer behaviour.

    Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)

    Since 2004, the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) has been transforming the palm oil industry in collaboration with the global supply chain, to put it on a sustainable path. They are a not-for-profit that unites stakeholders from the seven sectors of the palm oil industry: oil palm producers, processors or traders, consumer goods manufacturers, retailers, banks/investors, and environmental and social non-governmental organisations (NGOs), to develop and implement global standards for sustainable palm oil.

    Scientific Certification Systems, Inc (SCS Global Services)

    Scientific Certification Systems, Inc. is a trusted leader in third-party environmental, sustainability and food quality certification, auditing, testing and standards development.

    Société Générale de Surveillance (SGS)

    SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company.

    UTZ Certified

    UTZ Certified is a program and a label for sustainable farming. The UTZ Certified label is featured on more than 10,000 different product packages in over 116 countries.

    Given the extent of our business – sourcing, trading, growing, processing and distributing crops and industrial raw materials, many considered to be “high-risk” sustainability-wise, and many in emerging markets – Olam has a wide and diverse stakeholder base. Engagement happens at every level of the business, across products, geographies and functions. 

    Our stakeholders include:

    • Employees and contract workers

    • Investors

    • Large and small-scale farmer suppliers

    • Communities

    • Customers from multi-national brands and retailers to SMEs

    • Campaigning NGOs

    • Technical NGOs, who are partners in many cases

    • Financiers, including Development Finance Institutions 

    • Governments

    • Regulatory bodies such as the commodity exchanges

    • Industry standard bodies

    • Trade associations

    • Certification partners

    • Foundations

    • Research Institutions

    We’re committed to following the Free, Prior and Informed Consent process for engagement with communities and have grievance procedures in place.  

    We welcome questions – please email

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