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Olam

Olam International Cocoa Code d’Ivoire and Hazelnut Turkey  supply chains are assessed by the FLA.

From the Olam website:  As Olam has grown, so has our direct workforce – employed across our upstream operations in plantations, concessions and farming to our downstream processing. These employees and contractors are governed by the Olam Code of Conduct and ILO compliant labour standards.

In addition to the standard Fair Labor Association assessments, in 2020 the FLA also collected information about the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in Olam's hazelnut supply chain in Sakarya and Duzce, Turkey.

2015-2017 Independent External Monitoring and Independent External Verification Reports of Shared Hazelnut Supply Chain in Turkey: Nestle, Balsu, and Olam

The Fair Labor Association requires farm in the supply chains to be subject to FLA’s annual Independent External Assessment (IEA). Olam International (Olam) has been affiliated with the FLA since 2012 and executes its Sustainable Palm Oil Policy in its palm owned-operations and supply chains globally. For 2019 assessment cycle, FLA conducted an assessment at one of Olam’s palm suppliers in their operations located in the Lahad Datu district of Sabah (East Malaysia).

Washington, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB) today announced a cooperative agreement of $4.87 million to the Fair Labor Association (FLA) to pilot test the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s "Guidelines for Eliminating Child and Forced Labor in Agricultural Supply Chains" over the next 28 months.  The FLA will partner with three companies affiliated with the FLA – Nestlé, Olam-Prodiga and Balsu – in applying the guidelines to their hazelnut supply chain in Turkey.   “We are excited to...

On November 6, 2018, the FLA accepted a Third Party Complaint filed by the Tekgida Union concerning the Piraziz factory, which is owned and operated by Olam International and located in Giresun, Piraziz. The Third Party Complaint filed with the FLA was based on allegations of workers' rights violations focused on the freedom of association rights of the workers in the factory. 

In addition to the standard Fair Labor Association assessments, in 2020 the FLA also collected information about the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in Olam's hazelnut supply chain in Sakarya and Duzce, Turkey.

2015-2017 Independent External Monitoring and Independent External Verification Reports of Shared Hazelnut Supply Chain in Turkey: Nestle, Balsu, and Olam

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