In 2018 a movement started within Olam, led by our most passionate and committed people, the re-imagineers have taken on the important role of operationalising our Purpose. They started by hosting workshops across the globe - empowering employees to change the shape of our work, communities and the industry.
The group of over 500 volunteer employees, collectively generated over 1,200 ideas with the support of the business. These ranged from grey water recycling to developing a water saving gel, to solar powered fumigators to bringing sustainable algae protein to scale. We identified many initiatives which should already be underway and have encouraged business units and country teams to implement these. We've shortlisted the others to 13 'big ideas' which we have subsequently invested in as part of our 30th anniversary celebration in November 2019. Each idea has an internal sponsor and a project team to explore and pilot the concept.
With the right support and investment, a single idea could help transform our business at the landscape level, creating value for all stakeholders. We're excited about the possibilities of how we will re-imagine the future of our sector.