According to olam food ingredients (ofi), as the plant-based movement gains momentum, almonds have become a popular ingredient in everything from protein powders to nut butters. But on the increase, too, is the eco-conscious consumers desire to know the impact their almond product is having on the planet.
ofi’s Almond Trail sets out ambitious targets for water stewardship, carbon reduction and support for communities and ecosystems, including a commitment to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in line with achieving a 1.5˚C pathway.
“At every stage, from plant to palate, we aim to delight consumers while supporting our purpose to be the change for good food and a healthy future,” said Ashok Krishen, CEO of ofi’s nuts platform.
“As one of the world’s largest almond growers, we’ve long invested in sustainable practices across some of our almond farming operations, like state-of-the-art irrigation and bee-friendly habitats. Now, we are seeking to deliver even more transparency and impact by setting public targets and sharing our data and insights.
“Customers can use ofi’s almonds, processed in our manufacturing facilities across the US, Australia and Vietnam, with our other sustainably-sourced ingredients to create customised products. From chocolate-coated almonds made with ofi sourced cocoa, to almond milk lattes made with organic coffee and spices, we can work with customers to create natural, delicious, and sustainable products with our ingredients.”
Almond Trail pledge
By 2030, ofi is committing to a broad range of almond-related targets, including: