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METHODOLOGY

AtSource is devoted to providing you with clear traceability and sustainability through the agricultural supply chain. Learn about our system in detail to help inform your decisions.

Third Party Risk Profiles

Olam uses third party risk profiles as an indicator of the risk level of key sustainability topics for every commodity in every country that we operate. The risk profiles are curated and reviewed on an annual basis. 

If third party risk scores show an elevated level of risk, we use this knowledge in 2 ways:

  1. Inform our Olam Supplier Code (OSC) engagement discussions with our suppliers. We are able to talk to suppliers about these elevated risk areas and provide advice on how to avoid and/or mitigate the risk.
  2. Inform our business strategy and plan to tackle these challenges. We recognise that risk scores give a general indication of risk for a particular topic and country. We use this information to identify areas for further exploration and to prioritise strategic risk mitigation interventions.

 

The risk scores are listed below:

Material areas and Country Risk Screening Tool
Methodology
Economic Opportunity

POVERTY INDEX - UNDP Population in Multi-Dimensional Poverty

Elevated risk = score of 80 or above   

Acceptable level of risk = score below 80

Safe & Decent Work

CHILD LABOUR RISK - UNICEF Total Child Labour

Elevated risk = score of 80 or above

Acceptable level of risk = score below 80

Diversity & Inclusion

GENDER INEQUALITY INDEX - UNDP Gender Inequality Index

Elevated risk = score of 0.66 or above

Acceptable level of risk = score below 0.65

Education & Skills

SCHOOL ATTENDANCE SCORE - UNDP Mean years of schooling

Elevated risk = Below 7 years

Acceptable level of risk = 7 years and above

NUTRITION & FOOD SECURITY

FOOD SECURITY INDEX - The Economist Global Food Security Index

Elevated risk = score of 50 or above

Acceptable level of risk = score below 50

HEALTH & WELL-BEING

LIFE EXPECTANCY SCORE - UNDP HDI Life Expectancy at Birth

Elevated risk = Below 66 years

Acceptable level of risk = 67 years and above

Climate Action

CLIMATE CHANGE INDEX - University of Notre Dame Global Adaptation Initiative

Elevated risk = 1) high vulnerability, low readiness 2) high vulnerability, high readiness

Acceptable level of risk = 1) low vulnerability, low readiness; 2) low vulnerability, high readiness

Water Use

WATER INDEX - WRI Aqueduct country score

Elevated risk = 1) medium to high risk; 2) high risk; 3) extremely high risk

Acceptable level of risk = low to medium risk

Healthy Eco-Systems

DEFORESTATION RISK - Total tree Cover Loss since 2000 (%) (WRI GFW)

Elevated risk = Greater than 4%

Acceptable level of risk = Less than 4%

Healthy Eco-Systems

BIODIVERSITY INDEX - GMAP HCV proxy - PS6 Presence and impact on high or unique terrestrial biodiversity

Elevated risk = score of 80 or above

Acceptable level of risk = score below 80

Note: The independent data provided by these tools relates to country-level risks that affect any company sourcing from a region. It does not mean that these challenges exist anywhere in Olam’s supply chain

Environmental Footprint

The AtSource environmental footprint calculator is founded on Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) methodology (ISO 14044). The scope of the calculator starts at the crop production and ends when the product is delivered to a customer. Following LCA methodology enables multiple environmental impact indicators to be assessed. Those included in AtSource are Climate Change, Water and Land Use:

  • Climate change: ReCiPe midpoint impact assessment method is used, which uses the Global Warming Potential at 100 years. This indicator weights all greenhouse gases emissions (e.g. 1 kg of CH4 into the atmosphere is about equivalent to releasing 25 kg of CO2) according to their global warming potential and sums them into metric tonnes of CO2-e (equivalent) per unit of product.
  • Water use: The calculator sums all freshwater used. Water use is expressed in m3 of water used per unit of product.
  • Land use: Land use is a measure of the total land required to produce a metric tonne of final product. It is expressed in hectare (ha) of land used and includes losses at the agricultural and processing stages of the supply chain.

AtSource Entry provides a country specific average product environmental footprint using generic data.

The AtSource Plus environmental footprint calculator uses primary data generated from Olam’s full supply chain, including over 100 data points at the agricultural and processing facility stage, and precise distribution routes. Olam’s primary data is supported by background data from EcoInvent's Life Cycle Inventory database and associated Impact Assessment. The AtSource environmental calculator enables Olam customers to establish an environmental footprint that is unique to them.

Olam Supplier Code

Olam actively pursues long-term relationships with third-party suppliers based on responsible business practices and trust. The Olam Supplier Code establishes the standard to which all suppliers of products for resale shall adhere.

Olam Supplier Code

The OSC principles ask that suppliers:

  • Commit to corporate governance and integrity
  • Guarantee the quality of goods and services they supply
  • Uphold labour standards and human rights
  • Respect the natural environment
  • Conduct their business in a way that honours local communities
  • Ensure compliance of upstream suppliers with the code

 

For AtSource, all suppliers of products for resale are engaged on the OSC principles and commit to the conditions of the OSC by signing the OSC Supplier Declaration.

This is achieved through the following process:

Each year, Olam must communicate the following to the suppliers:

  • Principles of the Supplier Code
  • Supply chain risks (identified by third party risk screening or other sources)
  • Guidance on how to avoid or mitigate these risks
  • Consequences of non-compliance when breach is observed

Suppliers should be engaged on the Supplier Code:

  • When MoU or contract is being discussed or signed
  • During meetings or trainings with suppliers
  • Through the distribution of posters and leaflets (i.e. Olam warehouses and offices or farmer cooperatives)
  • After reading or discussing the Supplier Code, the supplier must sign the Supplier Declaration.
  • Each party should keep a copy, as the Supplier Code forms part of the contract with Olam. It is the responsibility of the Olam Business Head to ensure that Suppliers sign the code each year.

 

Exclusion Criteria

The Olam Supplier Code outlines what we expect of our supplies in relation to social and environmental governance.  There are certain conditions that are classed as ‘Exclusion Criteria’ (also known as ‘Unacceptable Practices’).

Worst Forms of Child Labour  
Forced & Trafficked Labour
Use of Banned Chemicals
Forest Encroachment

These issues require special attention within AtSource, as described below:

  • Business Units must risk assess supply chains enrolling in AtSource to evaluate the likelihood of these issues existing in the AtSource supply chain
  • Findings should be recorded on the Supplier Checklist, and Major or Critical non-conformances require action to be taken before the products can enter AtSource
  • If any of these issues are found in an AtSource supply chain at any time, Immediate action must be taken to resolve or mitigate the issue and allow the supply chains to remain in AtSource

The Olam Plantations, Concessions and Farms Code is applicable for Olam-managed plantations, concessions and farms as well as joint ventures in operating upstream enterprises. This Code defines the process and standards for managing the environmental and social requirements of new and existing upstream developments and acquisitions across the entire project life cycle. 

Olam policies

Our own operations are committed to meeting the requirements of the following olam policies:

AtSource+ in Brief

Olam created AtSource to feed into the global movement for positive change in agricultural supply chains and to enable customers to advance their individual sustainability journeys.

Within AtSource+ this is achieved through the provision of third-party risk profiles, the development of well-structured performance indicators (AtSource+ metrics), and actions relating to social, environmental, economic and ethical criteria. 

An AtSource+ supply chain includes all entities that handle the product from the farm where it was cultivated to the final Olam-owned processing site.  The AtSource+ programme is open to any Olam supply chain meeting AtSource+ requirements.  

There are two agricultural models within AtSource+, each with dedicated Sustainability Principles, Evaluation Criteria and Metrics.

  1. Farmer Groups are clusters of third-party farmers
  2. Estates are Olam owned or managed agricultural operations

To enrol in AtSource+ each business unit must carry out an assessment to evaluate compliance against the AtSource+ Sustainability Principles.  Critical and major non-conformances must be addressed through action plans.

Metrics (the term used to describe AtSource+ performance indicators) are classified as Core (compulsory for all entrants to AtSource+) and Additional (optional).  Each supply chain must capture and publish all Core metrics plus whichever Additional metrics have been selected as relevant or material for the origin or product. 

Within a year of enrolling on AtSource+ and every third year thereafter, self-assessment, action planning, traceability, and data integrity processes are evaluated through third party verification, with second party verification taking place every other year. Equivalence is given to supply chains already certified by schemes offering broadly similar levels of standards coverage, meaning an AtSource+ audit is not asked for where we are confident our Sustainability Principles have been verified through an existing audit.

The diagram below outlines the key steps that need to take place to allow a supply chain to enrol in AtSource+

Explanation of terms:

Third Party Risk Profiles: data published by third party organisations (eg UNICEF) that highlights sustainability risks (eg Child Labour) and indicates where they may be more prevalent in certain origins.

Self-Assessment Checklist: details the AtSource+ Sustainability Principles and gives guidance on how to evaluate compliance and document non-conformances. 

Checklist Action Plans: following the self-assessment if critical and major non-conformances are highlighted, the business unit must commit to a time-bound Action Plan to address issues raised.

Metrics Reference Sheets: describe the data capture methodology and verification requirements for AtSource+ metrics.

Metric Action Plans: designed to promote improvement, each business highlights which Metrics they wish to prioritise for action and communicates their commitment and progress through MAPs presented on the platform.

Onboarding: the process of getting supply chain data onto AtSource+ and all associated sustainability requirements.

Enrolment: when a supply chain has data published on AtSource+ having met all onboarding requirements

Some key components of AtSource+ are as follows:

  • Scheme Rules
  • Self-Assessment Checklists
  • Checklist Action Plans
  • Verification Protocol
  • Oversight Framework

Additionally, the AtSource+ Communications & Claims Guidelines and Logo Use Guidelines detail the claims permitted for AtSource+ products and supply chains, and how and when these can carry the AtSource+ logo (for B2B use only).

Scheme Rules

These explain in detail what is required to enrol and remain in the AtSource+ programme.  This includes assessing compliance with the AtSource Sustainable Sourcing Principles with reference to risks known to be prevalent in each origin; responding to risks and non-conformances through documented Action Plans; confirming traceability to the Farmer Group and establishing Chain of Custody systems; and generating social and environmental metrics relevant to farming and operations through the supply chain.

The system scope extends from agriculture through third party intermediaries to the final Olam owned processing facility in the supply chain.

Self-Assessment Checklists

These contain the Sustainability Principles and Evaluation Criteria that all AtSource+ supply chains must achieve or demonstrate progress towards.  These must be completed at least annually and each business is responsible for the implementation of Action Plans. 

Checklist Action Plans

The Self-Assessment Checklist requires Business Units to evaluate the compliance level of each Sustainability Principle.  Checklist Action Plans must be documented and implemented for all issues which are rated as Major or Critical.  Critical issues may lead to the supply chain being excluded from AtSource unless immediate and robust mitigation can be evidenced. The business unit should use a dedicated section of the Self-Assessment Checklist to document Actions arising from the Self-Assessment.

Verification Protocol

This document outlines how third-party verification will be consistently delivered.  The scheme acknowledges that the Standards and Systems of some other Schemes are broadly equivalent to AtSource+.  Where this has been demonstrated through independent benchmarking or other accepted approaches, then these schemes audits will be recognised as ‘AtSource+ equivalent’.

Oversight Framework

The objective of the Oversight Framework is to maintain consistency and a high quality of verification practices globally. This document communicates the standards expected from Verification Bodies and their representatives (employees and contractors) in relation to organizational management and auditor competence.

Prosperous Farmers and Food Systems

Economic Opportunity

Metric Compulsory/Optional Farmer Group/Estate/Both Definition
Average yield of the farmer group baseline year Compulsory Farmer group This metric reports the average yield (tonnes per hectare) for a specific baseline year for the target crop.
Average yield of the farmer group in the current year Compulsory Farmer group This metric reports the average yield (tonnes per hectare) for a specific year (year of data uploaded to AtSource) for the target crop.
Estimated % change in average yield in a farmer group between current and baseline year Compulsory Farmer group This metric is derived by calculating the difference between baseline yield and current yield.
Number of farmers in a farmer group who attended GAP training during the reporting period Compulsory Farmer group This metric counts the number of farmers in a farmer group that have attended Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) training. GAP includes planting of shade trees, pest management, weeding, sanitary, soil fertility and pruning.
Percentage of farmers in a farmer group who have attended GAP training Compulsory Farmer group This metric is derived by calculating what percentage of farmers in the farmer group have attended Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) training.
Premium paid to a farmer group Optional Farmer group This metric reports the premiums paid to the farmer group that are above the standard price for a product
Number of Seedling Plants distributed to a farmer group Optional Farmer group This metric reports the tonnes of seedlings distributed to a farmer group by Olam
Number of tonnes of Seeds distributed to a farmer group Optional Farmer group This metric reports the tonnes of seeds distributed to a farmer group by Olam
Number of tonnes of Fertiliser distributed to a farmer group Optional Farmer group This metric reports the tonnes of synthetic fertiliser distributed to a farmer group by Olam
Loans provided to a farmer group Optional Farmer group This metric reports loans provided by Olam to the farmer group or its members. Typically for crop purchase, agri-inputs, tools, etc.
Total value of farm support equipment distributed Optional Farmer group This metric reports the value ($) of farm support equipment provide by Olam to the farmer group. Examples includes: PPE (gloves, goggles, respirators), productive tools, etc.
Number of farmer households benefitting from Olam rural infrastructure support Optional Farmer group This metric reports the number of farmer households benefitting from Olam rural infrastructure support. Examples include: roads, bridges, electricity, etc.
Number of beneficiaries receiving food crop production support Optional Farmer group This metric reports the number of beneficiaries connected to farmer group receiving food crop production support from Olam. Examples include: seeds, finance, training on GAP for food crops, etc.
Number of beneficiaries receiving food loss reduction support Optional Farmer group This metric reports the number of beneficiaries connected to farmer group receiving food loss reduction support. Examples include: storage equipment, processing equipment, pest control, etc.
Number of farmers received coaching to improve agricultural practices Optional Farmer group This metric reports the number of farmers received coaching to improve agricultural practices.
Number of Farmers received a Farmer Development Plan Optional Farmer group A Farm Development Plan (FDP) is a customised document that outlines concrete actions and results that a farmer plans to achieve on their farm. This metric report’s how many farmers in farmer group have a FDP.
Average GAP Adoption Score Optional Farmer group This metric reports the average GAP Adoption Score for the farmer group. GAP includes planting of shade trees, pest management, weeding, sanitary, soil fertility and pruning.
Number of hectares rehabilitated Optional Farmer group This metric reports the number of hectares rehabilitated in the farmer group.
Average productivity change (kg per ha) for trained farmers Optional Farmer group This metric reports the average productivity change (kg per ha) for trained (e.g. GAP training) farmers.
Expected yield Optional Estate This metric reports the expected tonnes of product per hectare of land in the Estate.
Actual yield Optional Estate This metric reports the actual tonnes of product per hectare of land in the Estate.
Percentage change in actual yield versus expected yield Compulsory Estate This metric is derived by calculating the difference between actual yield and expected yield.
Tonnes of fertiliser used on farm holding Optional Estate This metric reports the tonnes of fertiliser used on the Estate in the reporting year.
Loans provided to workforce Optional Estate This metric reports the loans ($) provided to workforce.
Households benefiting from rural infrastructure investments made in the past year Optional Estate This metric reports the number of households (connected to Estate) benefitting from Olam rural infrastructure support. Examples include: roads, bridges, electricity, etc.
Households receiving food crop production support Optional Estate This metric reports the number of households (connected to Estate) receiving food crop production support from Olam. Examples include: seeds, finance, training on GAP for food crops, etc.
Households supported to reduce food loss and waste Optional Estate This metric reports the number of households (connected to Estate) receiving food loss reduction support. Examples include: storage equipment, processing equipment, pest control, etc.
Total housing on site Optional Estate This metric reports the number of houses / apartments blocks available on the Estate for Olam employees.
Total workers staying in Olam's housing Optional Estate This metric reports the of employees accessing housing from Olam on the Estate.
Percentage paid above the legal minimum wage Optional Estate This metric reports the percentage paid to Olam employees (only covers workers and does not include managers) above the legal minimum wage in the Estate.
Percentage of workforce from local community Optional Estate This metric reports the percentage of workforce who come from the local community.

Safe and Decent Work

Metric Compulsory/Optional Farmer Group/Estate/Both Definition
Number of farmers in a farmer group trained on good labour practices. Compulsory Farmer group This metric reports the number of farmers in a farmer group trained on good labour practices in the reporting period. Example trainings are: Elaboration of Association's constitution, Accounting and Meeting Management, etc.
Percentage of farmers in a farmer group trained on good Labour practices Compulsory Farmer group This metric is derived by calculating what percentage of farmers in the farmer group have been trained on good labour practices.
Is an active and effective CLMRS in place for a high risk farmer group? Optional Farmer group Child Labour Monitoring and Remediation Systems (CLMRS) is required if the farmer group is at a high risk for child labour. This metric report if an active and effective CLMRS is in place for the farmer group.
Number of farmers in a farmer group trained on health & safety practices Optional Farmer group This metric reports the number of farmers in a farmer group trained on health & safety practices. Example trainings are: Occupational Health & Safety, Nutrition & General Health, First Aid & Emergency Procedures, etc.
Percentage of farmers in a farmer group trained on health & safety practices Optional Farmer group This metric is derived by calculating what percentage of farmers in the farmer group have been trained on health & safety practices.
Number of Olam employees trained on health & safety practices Optional Farmer group This metric reports the number of Olam employees connected to the farmer group that are trained on health & safety practices. Example trainings are: Occupational Health & Safety, Nutrition & General Health, First Aid & Emergency Procedures, etc.
Percentage of Olam employees trained on health & safety practices Optional Farmer group This metric is derived by calculating what percentage of Olam employees connected to the farmer group have been trained on health & safety practices.
LTIFR (Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate) in Olam’s processing facilities in the last year Optional Farmer group This metric reports the Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate (LTIFR) in Olam’s processing facilities connected to the farmer group in the last year.
Number of farmers covered by a CLMRS Optional Farmer group This metric reports the number of farmers covered by an active and effective Child Labour Monitoring and Remediation System (CLMRS).
Number of children identified in child labour through inspections Optional Farmer group This metric reports the number of children identified in child labour through inspections.
Number of child labour cases remediated Optional Farmer group This metric reports the number of child labour cases remediated. Remediation actions will vary on a case-by case basis according to the causes identified, whilst ensuring alignment with the community and cooperative environment to provide the most efficient responses.
Employees trained on labour rights and practices Compulsory Estates This metric reports the number of employees trained on labour rights and practices in the Estate. Example trainings are: Protecting temporary workers’ right to receive a fair and decent wage for their work, workers knowing their rights as well as expedient judicial mechanisms to ensure labour-employer disputes are resolved in a fair and expedient manner, etc.
Percentage of employees trained on labour rights and practices Compulsory Estates This metric is derived by calculating what percentage of employees have been trained on labour rights and practices.
Employees trained on health & safety Optional Estates This metric reports the number of Olam employees in the Estate that are trained on health & safety practices. Example trainings are: Occupational Health & Safety, Nutrition & General Health, First Aid & Emergency Procedures, etc.
Percentage of employees trained on health & safety Optional Estates This metric is derived by calculating what percentage of Olam employees in the Estate have been trained on health & safety practices.
LTIFR in farm holding in the last year Optional Estates This metric reports the Estate Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate (LTIFR) for the reporting period. The number of lost time injuries occurring in farm holding per 200,000 person-hours.
Number of employees occupying a position with hazard or at risk Optional Estates This metric reports the number of employees in a position with hazard or risk. A Hazardous or risky position would include situations like application of harmful chemicals without protection, operating machinery i.e. chainsaw, etc.
Average somatic cell count of herd [Dairy only] Optional Estates This metric reports the number of somatic cells per ml of raw milk.
Lameness percentage of herd [Dairy only] Optional Estates This metric reports the number of cows with lameness as a percentage of total number of cows
Cases of mastitis [Dairy only] Optional Estate This metric reports the number of cows suffering from mastitis. Mastitis is most often transmitted by contact with the milking machine, and through contaminated hands or other materials, in housing, bedding and other equipment.
Total bacterial count in milk [Dairy only] Optional Estate This metric reports the total bacterial count per ml of raw milk

Thriving Communities

Diversity and Inclusion

Metric Compulsory/Optional Farmer Group/Estate/Both Definition
Number of registered farmers in a farmer group held by women Compulsory Farmer group This metric reports the number of female farmers in a farmer group.
Percentage of female registered farmers in a farmer group Compulsory Farmer group This metric is derived and calculates the percentage of female farmers in the farmer group
Number of female farmers attending GAP training Compulsory Farmer group This metric reports the number of female farmers in a farmer group that have attended Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) training.
Percentage of female farmers attending GAP training Compulsory Farmer group This metric is derived and calculates what percentage of female farmers in the farmer group have attended Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) training.
Number of leadership positions in a farmer group Optional Farmer group This metric reports the number of leadership positions in a farmer group. Example leadership positions include: people who represent the groups’ members, chair, vice chair, treasurer, secretary, etc.
Number of women in a farmer group holding leadership positions. Optional Farmer group This metric reports the number of female farmers in a farmer group that hold a leadership position. Example leadership positions include: people who represent the groups’ members, chair, vice chair, treasurer, secretary, etc.
Percentage of female farmers in a farmer group holding a leadership position Optional Farmer group This metric is derived and calculates what percentage of female farmers in a farmer group hold a leadership position.
Female employees in workforce Compulsory Estates This metric reports the number female employees in the Estate workforce.
Percentage of female employees in workforce Compulsory Estates This metric is derived and calculates the percentage of female employees in the Estate workforce.
Managers in the workforce Optional Estates This metric reports the number managers in the Estate workforce.
Females in a management role in the workforce Optional Estates This metric reports the number female managers in the Estate workforce.
Percentage of Females in a management role in the workforce Optional Estates This metric is derived and calculates the percentage of females in a management role in the Estate workforce.
National workforce Optional Estates This metric reports the number of the workforce that are from the country of operation.
Foreign workforce Optional Estates This metric reports the number of the workforce that are not from the country of operation. These employees must have a valid work status (permit) to work in our Estates.
Percentage of 'skilled' position occupied by women Optional Estates This metric reports the percentage of 'skilled' position occupied by women. Skilled position is defined as any worker who has special skill, training or knowledge. Examples include: engineers, crane operators, truck drivers, machinist, drafters, plumbers, etc.

Education and Skills

Metric Compulsory/Optional Farmer Group/Estate/Both Definition
Percentage of school aged children attending school Compulsory Farmer group This metric reports the percentage of school aged children linked to the farmer group that are attending school.
Number of beneficiaries with access to education support Optional Farmer group This metric reports the number of beneficiaries attached to the farmer group and catchment community with access to education support. Examples of education support include: literacy classes, vocational training, sponsoring teaching activities, etc.
Number of beneficiaries with school infrastructure and equipment Optional Farmer group This metric reports the number of beneficiaries attached to the farmer group and catchment community benefitting from school infrastructure and equipment investments made in the past year. Examples of school infrastructure and equipment investments include: construction or renovation of classrooms, libraries, canteens, teacher housing, sanitary blocks, dormitories etc.
Number of beneficiaries with education services Optional Farmer group This metric reports the number of beneficiaries with education services. Examples include: initiatives that reduce entry barriers to enrolment, such as support for birth certificates, awareness of the importance of school, school transport support, etc
Number of Olam farmers' children that have received education support Optional Farmer group This metric reports the number of Olam farmers' children that have received education support. Education support is defined as: providing educational opportunities (e.g. building school, providing/replacing school infrastructure, helping establish birth certificates, etc.), or income support (support to attend school, income generating activities, village savings, etc).
School aged children attending school Compulsory Estates This metric reports the number of school aged children linked to the Estate workforce and catchment community that are attending school.
People with access to education support Optional Estates This metric reports the number of people linked to the Estate workforce and catchment community with access to education support. Examples of education support include: literacy classes, vocational training, sponsoring teaching activities, etc.
Students benefitting from school infrastructure and equipment investments Optional Estates This metric reports the number of students linked to the Estate workforce and catchment community benefitting from school infrastructure and equipment investments made in the past year. Examples of school infrastructure and equipment investments include: construction or renovation of classrooms, libraries, canteens, teacher housing, sanitary blocks, dormitories etc.

Health and Nutrition

Metric Compulsory/Optional Farmer Group/Estate/Both Definition
Percentage of farmer households with access to healthcare facilities Compulsory Farmer group This metric reports the percentage of farmer households with access to healthcare facilities. Focusing on physical accessibility (and not other aspect of access, namely financial affordability and acceptability).
Percentage of farmer households with access to clean drinking water and sanitation Compulsory Farmer group This metric reports the percentage of farmer households with access to clean (improved as defined by WHO) drinking water and sanitation.
Percentage of farmer households that are food secure Compulsory Farmer group This metric reports the percentage of farmer households that are food secure, following the Months of Adequate Household Food Provisioning (MAHFP) methodology.
Number of beneficiaries receiving health infrastructure and equipment Optional Farmer group This metric reports the number of beneficiaries receiving health infrastructure and equipment. Examples of health infrastructure and equipment include: construction and renovation of clinics, water-wells, sanitary facilities, etc.
Number of beneficiaries receiving healthcare services provided and supported by Olam Optional Farmer group This metric reports the number of beneficiaries (‘beneficiaries' include both community members and workers) receiving healthcare services provided and supported by Olam. Examples of healthcare services include medicines, health check-ups, HIV testing, etc. as well as health care services from e.g. community health workers or hospitals etc. that Olam supports
Number of beneficiaries attending health sensitisation / health training Optional Farmer Group This metric reports the number of beneficiaries attending health sensitisation / health training. Examples of health sensitisation/health training include: chronic disease prevention and management (including obesity, but not under-nutrition).
Number of beneficiaries receiving nutrition support Optional Farmer Group This metric reports the number of beneficiaries receiving nutrition support. Examples of nutrition support include: health eating, weight-management training, micronutrient fortification, etc.
Percentage of households with access to healthcare facilities Compulsory Estates This metric reports the percentage of households (connected to workforce) with access to healthcare facilities. Focusing on physical accessibility (and not other aspect of access, namely financial affordability and acceptability).
Households with access to clean drinking water and sanitation Compulsory Estates This metric reports the number of households (connected to workforce) with access to clean (improved as defined by WHO) drinking water and sanitation.
Percent of households that are food secure Compulsory Estates This metric reports the percentage of households (connected to workforce) that are food secure, following the Months of Adequate Household Food Provisioning (MAHFP) methodology.
Households benefitting from health infrastructure and equipment investments Optional Estates This metric reports the households (connected to workforce) benefitting from health infrastructure and equipment investments. Examples of health infrastructure and equipment include: construction and renovation of clinics, water-wells, sanitary facilities, etc
People receiving support to access healthcare services Optional Estates This metric reports the number of people (linked to the workforce and catchment community) receiving support to access healthcare. Examples of healthcare services include medicines, health check-ups, HIV testing, etc. as well as health care services from e.g. community health workers or hospitals etc. that Olam supports
People receiving health education Optional Estates This metric reports the number of people (linked to the workforce and catchment community) receiving health education. Examples of health education include: chronic disease prevention and management (including obesity, but not under-nutrition).
Households that are receiving nutrition support Optional Estates This metric reports the number of households that are receiving nutrition support Examples of nutrition support include: health eating, weight-management training, micronutrient fortification, etc.
Number of toilets per 100 workers Optional Estates This metric reports the number of toilets per 100 workers.

Regenerating the Living World

Healthy Soils

Metric Compulsory/Optional Farmer Group/Estate/Both Definition
Number of farmers in a farmer group trained on soil improvement initiatives Optional Farmer group This metric reports the number of farmers in a farmer group trained on soil improvement initiatives. Examples soil improvement initiatives include: composting, mulching, cover crop, fertiliser optimisation, erosion mitigation, etc.
Percentage of farmers in the farmer group who have attended soil improvement training Optional Farmer group This metric is derived and calculates the percentage of farmers in the farmer group who have attended soil improvement training.
Number of hectares in a farmer group benefitting from soil improvement initiatives [Training] Optional Farmer group This metric reports the number of hectares in a farmer group benefitting from soil improvement initiatives. Examples of soil improvement initiatives include: leguminous cover crops or trees, crop rotation, inter-cropping.
Hectares benefitting from integrated soil fertility management Optional Estates This metric reports the number of hectares benefitting from integrated soil fertility management. Examples of integrated soil fertility management include: leguminous cover crops or trees, crop rotation, inter-cropping.
Phosphorus use efficiency Optional Estates This metric reports the phosphorus use efficiency (PUE). PUE is the percentage of the applied phosphorus fertiliser nutrient that is taken up by the plant and used to grow and produce yield.
Nitrogen use efficiency Optional Estates This metric reports the nitrogen use efficiency (NUE). NUE is the percentage of the applied nitrogen fertiliser nutrient that is taken up by the plant and used to grow and produce yield.
Percentage of non-chemical Integrated Pest Management practices Optional Estates This metric reports the percentage of non-chemical Integrated Pest Management practices use on the Estate. This is calculated by listing out all pest control practices implemented on the farms, including chemical, agronomic, mechanical, biological and innovative practices and determine the percentage of non-chemical practices.

Healthy Eco-Systems

Metric Compulsory/Optional Farmer Group/Estate/Both Definition
Percentage of tree cover loss in farmer group area Optional Farmer group This metric reports the risk of future tree cover loss attached to a farmer group landscape, which is inferred by looking at recent tree cover loss activity in the area. Using data from Global Forest Watch, the % tree cover loss is calculated by summing the tree cover loss in the area (m2) over the past five years and dividing this by the total area (m2) covered in forest five years ago. A weighting scheme is applied with higher weights given to the more recent years tee cover loss.
Number of farmers in a high risk farmer group trained on Olam Living Landscape Policy Optional Farmer group This metric reports the number of farmers in a high risk (>4% tree cover loss result) farmer group trained on Olam Living Landscape Policy.
Percentage of farmers in a high risk farmer group trained on Olam Living Landscape Policy Optional Farmer group This metric is derived and calculates the percentage of farmers in a high-risk farmer group trained on Olam Living Landscape Policy.
Number of farmers in high risk farmer group whose GPS co-ordinates mapped Optional Farmer group This metric reports the number of farmers in high risk farmer group whose GPS co-ordinates mapped.
Percentage of farmers in a high risk farmer group whose GPS co-ordinates are mapped Optional Farmer group This metric is derived and calculates the percentage of farmers in a high-risk farmer group whose GPS co-ordinates are mapped.
Number of shade trees distributed Optional Farmer Group This metric reports the number of shade trees distributed to a farmer group by Olam. Examples of shade tree include: Erythrina, Inga, Gliricidia, Terminalia, Albizia, etc.
Number of estates in farm holding with GPS co-ordinates mapped Optional Estates This metric reports the number of estates in farm holding with GPS co-ordinates mapped.
Percentage of farm holding under protection/conservation Optional Estates This metric reports the percentage of farm holding under protection/conservation.

Climate Action

Metric Compulsory/Optional Farmer Group/Estate/Both Definition
Land Use Change Compulsory Both This metric reports the carbon emissions (tonnes CO2-e) related to deforestation over a 20-year period.
Carbon Sequestration - Trees Compulsory Both This metric reports the amount of carbon, presented as carbon emissions (tonnes CO2-e), that is sequestered in the farmer groups’ biomass.
Carbon Sequestration - Soil Compulsory Both This metric reports the amount of carbon, presented as carbon emissions (tonnes CO2-e), that is sequestered in the farmer groups’ soil.
Seeds Seedlings Tree Planting and Clearing Compulsory Both This metric reports the carbon emissions (tonnes CO2-e) relating to growing seeds and seedlings, and emissions related to uprooting and planting of trees.
Fertiliser Production Compulsory Both This metric reports the carbon emissions (tonnes CO2-e) related to energy consumed when producing fertilisers.
Fertiliser Use Compulsory Both This metric reports the carbon emissions (tonnes CO2-e) from the application of synthetic or organic fertilisers, in addition to soil emissions.
Pesticide Production Compulsory Both This metric reports the carbon emissions (tonnes CO2-e) related to energy consumed when producing pesticides.
Pesticide Use Compulsory Both This metric reports the carbon emissions (tonnes CO2-e) from the application of pesticides.
Irrigation Compulsory Both This metric reports the carbon emissions (tonnes CO2-e) related to infrastructure and machinery used to deliver water to crops, and water consumed to irrigate.
Farm Machinery Compulsory Both This metric reports the carbon emissions (tonnes CO2-e) related to machines used (e.g. fuel consumed) on the farm.
Electricity Compulsory Both This metric reports the carbon emissions (tonnes CO2-e) related to grid electricity consumed on the farm.
Post Harvest Activities Compulsory Both This metric reports the carbon emissions (tonnes CO2-e) related to post-harvest activities on the farm e.g. washing or residue removal.
Crop Residues Management Compulsory Both This metric reports the carbon emissions (tonnes CO2-e) from crop residue management that were or were not harvested.
Rice Cultivation [Rice only] Compulsory Farmer Groups This metric reports the carbon emissions (tonnes CO2-e) of rice cultivation in paddy field, with the main contributor being methane emissions.
Feed Production [Dairy only] Compulsory Estates This metric reports the carbon emissions (tonnes CO2-e) of producing feed (e.g. silage soy, grain, etc) for animal production systems.
Enteric Fermentation [Dairy only] Compulsory Estates This metric reports the carbon emissions (tonnes CO2-e) of enteric fermentation. The natural part of the digestive process in ruminant animals, where microbes in the digestive tract, decompose and ferment food, producing methane as a by-product.
Manure Management [Dairy only] Compulsory Estates This metric reports the carbon emissions (tonnes CO2-e) of managing manure produced by animals in the Estate.
Grid electricity used in processing Compulsory Both This metric reports the carbon emissions (tonnes CO2-e) related to electricity consumed in processing.
Fossil fuels used in processing Compulsory Both This metric reports the carbon emissions (tonnes CO2-e) related to electricity consumed in processing.
Biomass used in processing Compulsory Both This metric reports the carbon emissions (tonnes CO2-e) related to biomass consumed in processing
Renewables used in processing Compulsory Both This metric reports the carbon emissions (tonnes CO2-e) renewable energy consumed in processing
Incineration used in processing Compulsory Both This metric reports the carbon emissions (tonnes CO2-e) related to incineration in processing
Others used in processing Compulsory Both This metric reports the carbon emissions (tonnes CO2-e) related to other activities in processing, e.g. composting.
Inland (origination) Compulsory Both This metric reports the carbon emissions (tonnes CO2-e) for transport from farm to departure port.
Inland (processing) Compulsory Both This metric reports the carbon emissions (tonnes CO2-e) for transport from farm to processing, or from port to processing facility.
Sea freight (processing) Compulsory Both This metric reports the carbon emissions (tonnes CO2-e) for transport by ship arriving at a processing facility.
Sea freight (delivery) Compulsory Both This metric reports the carbon emissions (tonnes CO2-e) for delivering from departure port to destination port by ship.
In-land (delivery) Compulsory Both This metric reports the carbon emissions (tonnes CO2-e) for delivering from processing to port or delivering from any place to the destination by ground transport.

Water

Metric Compulsory/Optional Farmer Group/Estate/Both Definition
Land Use Change Compulsory Both This metric reports the water use (m3) related to deforestation over a 20-year period.
Seeds Seedlings Tree Planting and Clearing Compulsory Both This metric reports the water use (m3) relating to growing seeds and seedlings, and emissions related to uprooting and planting of trees.
Fertiliser Production Compulsory Both This metric reports the water use (m3) related to energy consumed when producing fertilisers.
Fertiliser Use Compulsory Both This metric reports the water use (m3) from the application of synthetic or organic fertilisers, in addition to soil emissions.
Pesticide Production Compulsory Both This metric reports the water use (m3) related to energy consumed when producing pesticides.
Pesticide Use Compulsory Both This metric reports the water use (m3) from the application of pesticides.
Irrigation Compulsory Both This metric reports the water use (m3) related to infrastructure and machinery used to deliver water to crops, and water consumed to irrigate.
Farm Machinery Compulsory Both This metric reports the water use (m3) related to machines used (e.g. fuel consumed) on the farm.
Electricity Compulsory Both This metric reports the water use (m3) related to grid electricity consumed on the farm.
Post Harvest Activities Compulsory Both This metric reports the water use (m3) related to post-harvest activities on the farm e.g. washing or residue removal.
Crop Residues Management Compulsory Both This metric reports the water use (m3) from crop residue management that were or were not harvested.
Feed Production [Dairy only] Compulsory Estates This metric reports the water use (m3) of producing feed (e.g. silage soy, grain, etc) for animal production systems.
Manure Management [Dairy only] Compulsory Estates This metric reports the water use (m3) of managing manure produced by animals in the Estate.
Grid electricity used in processing Compulsory Both This metric reports the water use (m3) related to electricity consumed in processing .
Fossil fuels used in processing Compulsory Both This metric reports the water use (m3) related to electricity consumed in processing.
Biomass used in processing Compulsory Both This metric reports the water use (m3) related to biomass consumed in processing
Renewables used in processing Compulsory Both This metric reports the water use (m3) renewable energy consumed in processing
Incineration used in processing Compulsory Both This metric reports the water use (m3) related to incineration in processing
Others used in processing Compulsory Both This metric reports the water use (m3) related to other activities in processing, e.g. composting.