Goal

100% of our primary workforce will have access to nutrition support

FROM Commitment: Workforce Nutrition Support

Private-sector food business / United Kingdom

Olam Food Ingredients

Date made: 27 Apr 2022
Related event: No event
NAF SMARTness index Lower moderate Find out more
Goal type Programmatic
Targeted location Global - ofi is active in over 50 countries globally, across Africa, Asia, North America, South America, Europe,and Oceania. The commitment will apply to all primary employees globally.
Targeted population Specific population group(s)
Targeted population age Specific age group(s)
Targeted population specific age Adults working at ofi worksites
Targeted population sex All
Population coverage 24,500.0
Primary indicator % Employee access to nutrition support
Primary indicator baseline 6,000
Primary indicator target 100%

Goal action plan

At ofi, we are engaging with business and sustainability leads to promote workforce nutrition, illustrate its benefits and galvanize support for workplace-level nutrition interventions to ensure that this issue is adequately addressed by our business units globally. The first step for each business unit is to conduct a baseline assessment of all of their worksites.

In 2021, the central Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability team (CR&S) began meeting individually with business and sustainability leads to introduce the workforce nutrition scorecard, which has been developed by the Workforce Nutrition Alliance. With the support of upper management, one enumerator is nominated for each of the worksites, and a CR&S representative meets with them to introduce the scorecard, support them in completing the assessment and review the results.To be considered to have an "active" workforce nutrition program, the site must achieve a minimum score in at least 2 of the 4 target action areas: Healthy food at work, Nutrition education, Breastfeeding support, and Nutrition-focused health checks. ofi intend to have all worksites complete an initial assessment by the end of 2023.

Based on the results of this initial assessment, the CR&S team works with each worksite to develop action plans to improve their workforce nutrition programs. These action plans contain concrete actions to be taken across the 4 target action areas:

Progress at each site will be evaluated on an annual basis, at least.

Nutrition Action Classification

Enabling

  • Financial
  • Operational
  • Leadership and governance
  • Research monitoring and data

Policy

  • Food environment
  • Food supply chain
  • Consumer knowledge
  • Nutrition care services

Impact

  • Undernutrition
  • Diet
  • Obesity and diet-related NCDs
  • Food and nutrition security

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