Farmers in Vietnam’s Dak Lak province have a whole new mindset to approaching safety at work, since Olam implemented a sustainability programme there in 2016. To date, since the programme began, there have been zero reported accidents or incidents resulting from farm practices.
Here are some of the initiatives put into action:
|Olam officers training farmers on PPEs (L) and demonstrating how to effectively don the equipment (R)|
|A farmer wearing PPE for spraying [fertiliser], which offers better protection against potential hazards (L) and A farmer wears no PPE for spraying [fertiliser] (R)|
These efforts are in line with the AtSource + focus on 12 core sustainability topics under People, Planet and Farmer Livelihoods, with over 80 indicators measuring impact, starting right at farmer group level.