In our industry, there are three ways of participation – firstly, as a positional, directional and proprietary trader where earnings can be substantial but extremely volatile; secondly, as a global scale agricultural processor where participants commit about 60-70% of total assets to investments in fixed assets; and thirdly as an integrated supply chain manager. Olam has chosen to participate as an integrated supply chain manager offering end-to-end supply chain solutions, from the farm gate in the producing countries to our customers’ factory gate in destination markets.
We are today a leading global supply chain manager of agricultural products and food ingredients. Our 8000 employees worldwide operate an integrated supply chain for 14 products in 56 countries, delivering these products to over 4500 customers in over 60 destination markets. We are today a global leader in many of these businesses including Cocoa, Coffee, Cashew, Sheanuts, Sesame, Rice, Cotton and Teak Wood.
We are suppliers to many of the world's most prominent brands offering them reliability, consistency, trust, traceability, and other value added services. This has helped us earn a reputation as the "brand behind the brands".