AtSource has won the 2020 Reuters Responsible Supply Chain Award. The Awards recognise leading strategies shaping the future of sustainable business.
The judging panel, drawn from business, media, NGOs, and academia, said of Olam's winning submission:
“AtSource is a highly innovative and scalable plus well-established model that allows Olam's customers - for the first time – to track the social and environmental footprint of a product from the farmer group, to their factory gate. It uses 150 economic, social and environmental metrics, bringing transparency to what has been a rather opaque part of the commodity industry. Very much leading a new, sustainable path for their industry.”
Accepting the award, Roel Van Poppel, CEO, AtSource said:
"We are honoured and grateful to receive this award, which wouldn’t have been possible without the relentless determination of all of Olam's colleagues involved in our businesses and origins, and I am encouraged by the fact the Reuters Responsible Business Award jury recognised Olam’s commitment to being transparent and truly purpose driven. Yet there is still an enormous amount of work to do to achieve our overarching objective of generating transformative impact in our supply chains that benefits farmers, communities, and ecosystems.”