LONDON, ENGLAND — Olam International Limited said on March 20 that it has been invited to join the Steering Committee of the UN Global Compact’s CEO Water Mandate and has been elected to the Advisory Committee of the Sustainable Rice Platform (SRP). 

Olam said it was selected due to its deep understanding and on-ground experience of seed to shelf food supply chains.

The CEO Water Mandate, which Olam endorsed in 2013, is a UN Global Compact initiative that engages global industry leaders for water security.

The Sustainable Rice Platform (SRP) is a multi-stakeholder partnership, co-convened by the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP) and the International Rice Research Institute to facilitate wide-scale adoption of sustainable best practices in rice.

 “As the second largest distributor of rice in the world, Olam is ideally placed to contribute to the SRP’s vision of resource efficiency and sustainability both on-farm and throughout the rice value chain,” said Rajeev Raina, global head of Farming. “We look forward to contributing to the advancement of rice sustainability standards and proven best practices for the industry.”