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ofi Achieves Industry First with Rainforest Alliance Certification for Almonds in US

(London) — ofi (olam food ingredients), a global leader in naturally good food and beverage ingredients, has earned America鈥檚 first Rainforest Alliance certification for its California almond orchards, 听underscoring the company鈥檚 extensive sourcing and sustainability capabilities.听听

As one of the world鈥檚 largest almond growers with orchards in California and Australia, ofi鈥檚 certification is good news for makers and consumers of almond-based food and drink products, from cereal bars and trail mixes to milk alternatives and flours. It not only demonstrates responsible almond sourcing practices to customers but also highlights ofi‘s dedication to its ambitious 听鈥Almond Trail‘ sustainability product strategy.听听

ofi鈥檚 approach to producing high-quality, flavorful almonds with a lower carbon footprint is driven by its pioneering partnerships with the Almond Board of California and the California Water Action Collaborative, as well as universities and labs. The collaboration focuses on incorporating high levels of mechanization and the latest agronomy practices to improve water-use efficiency, ensure best-practice pollinator management techniques, and increase orchard carbon capture activities.

鈥淲e’re happy that ofi joined hands with us to certify their almond ranches in California. It’s great to听 see their commitment to improving practices within the almond industry, from managing pests听 and chemicals responsibly to enhancing soil and supporting biodiversity. This move broadens the听 choices for sustainability-conscious consumers, who can now enjoy Rainforest Alliance certified听 almonds, hazelnuts, and cashews.鈥 – Michelle Deugd, Director Forest and Agriculture, Rainforest听 Alliance

Damien Houlahan, Head of Almonds at ofi: 鈥淥ur approach to responsible almond farming and听 supply chain transparency is ambitious, but it goes hand in hand with delivering high-quality products to our customers – and their consumers. This certification reflects our relentless pursuit of听 making every almond count toward a more sustainable and equitable future. It鈥檚 a testament to听 the hard work and dedication of everyone involved with ofi, from our orchard teams to our听 operations teams, who have committed to upholding the rigorous standards set by the Rainforest Alliance.鈥澨

As ofi continues its sustainability efforts under its ‘Almond Trail’ strategy, customers and partners听 can look forward to the first impact report detailing its 2023 progress, set to be published later this听 year.听听

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