Unlocking Mutual Value
Olam’s heritage lies in small-scale agribusiness. This strength has influenced a global growth strategy that invests in local economies and ‘unlocks mutual value.’ We have demonstrated clear leadership in developing and implementing this value platform by pioneering a reciprocal approach for value creation – investing in assets, infrastructure, education, financing and developing business skills in the agricultural communities where we are active.
Olam has created a hub for unlocking mutual value through partnerships with farmers and farmer groups, NGOs, donors, commercial partners and government. These four models act as enablers for addressing development challenges in the emerging markets and the communities who live there, while at the same time driving significant value and competitive advantage for our business.
Companies are increasingly seen as key to unlocking the potential of community entrepreneurs and change makers to address systemic challenges, but progress can only be realised through multi-party collaboration, enabling communities to overcome their own problems and to flourish.