The Food Loss Challenge Asia partners with a range of Food and Agriculture businesses that actively champion food loss reduction
For more than a century, the people of Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) have transformed crops into products that serve the vital needs of a growing world. Today, we’re one of the world’s largest agricultural processors and food ingredient providers, with approximately 31,000 employees serving customers in more than 170 countries. With a global value chain that includes approximately 500 crop procurement locations, 270 ingredient manufacturing facilities, 44 innovation centres and the world’s premier crop transportation network, we connect the harvest to the home, making products for food, animal feed, industrial and energy uses.
ADM has been feeding food businesses for 115 years with plant-based proteins, whole-food ingredients and product development expertise. We are an industry-leading specialty ingredients provider offering an ever-expanding catalogue of flavourful, colourful, functional, nutritious and whole-food ingredients. Whether developers and entrepreneurs are looking for a single ingredient, custom ingredient blend or a complete product solution, we can help them get to market faster with great-tasting, nutritious foods consumers purchase time and time again.
Charoen Pokphand Foods PCL (CP Foods) is a globally integrated agro-industrial and food business that strives to be the “Kitchen of the World” and deliver high-quality products for 4 billion consumers. We operate Feed, Farm, and Food businesses with a wide range of livestock and agricultural products comprising swine, broiler, layer, duck, shrimp, and fish. We have operations and investments in 17 countries including Thailand and exports to more than 30 countries.
CP Foods embraces our social responsibilities and environmental stewardship. We have adopted a Sustainability strategy in line with three pillars: Food Security, Self-Sufficient Society, and Balance of Nature, based on a “Sufficiency Economy” philosophy and a “Circular Economy” principle. We have based our value chain management on “Circular Economy” and are concerned about using alternative energy, such as solar rooftop and green farming. We also concentrate on increasing operational efficiency to reduce food loss and waste.
CP Foods is a listed company in the Stock Exchange of Thailand and a selected member of notable indexes such as the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (Emerging Markets), and the FTSE4Good Index.
Olam International is a leading agri-business operating across the value chain in 66 countries, supplying various products across 18 platforms to more than 22,000 customers worldwide. From a direct sourcing and processing presence in most major producing countries, Olam has built a global leadership position in many of its businesses. Headquartered in Singapore and listed on the SGX-ST on February 11, 2005, Olam currently ranks among the top 30 largest primary listed companies in Singapore in terms of market capitalisation. In 2016, Fortune magazine recognised Olam at #23 in its ‘Change the World’ list.
Temasek is an investment company headquartered in Singapore with a global presence across 11 offices including London, New York and San Francisco. Our S$308 billion portfolio as at 31 Mar 2018 covers a broad spectrum of industries: financial services; telecommunications, media & technology; transportation & industrials; consumer & real estate; life sciences & agribusiness; as well as energy & resources.
As an institution, we have a stake in the well-being of our larger community. Global issues such as resource scarcity, ageing populations, income inequality and climate change will redefine societal expectations, public policies and regulatory frameworks. We recognise that these will impact Temasek's ability to operate effectively as an active investor and shareholder, a forward looking institution and a trusted steward. We actively seek sustainable solutions to address present and future challenges.
UPL Ltd., a leading company with integrated technology-based solutions for crop protection and seeds & post-harvest solutions, is engaged with large & small holding farmers to increase productivity and farm income. Headquartered in India, with a sales turnover of $2.5 billion and presence in 130 countries, UPL puts the Farmer First in all its initiatives.
UPL participates across the agriculture value chain with its seeds, crop protection, plant health and post-harvest solutions for a wide range of crops like soybean, corn, rice, wheat, pulses, fruits and vegetables, and also plantation crops like banana, oil palm and sugarcane. Its key technologies ensure better farmer success. UPL also takes pride in working towards reducing food losses with its comprehensive technologies for food grain storage and potato storage.
UPL is committed towards the global development agenda and actively involved in several leading initiatives together with the World Economic Forum, Grow Africa and member of IFPRI's leadership council, Sustainable Agriculture and Global Food Security Initiative, WBCSD, Chicago Council, IGD (Initiative for Global Development) Washington.